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Personal photograph album recording his work as a medical missionary in China, the establishment of the Mukden Medical College.
1882-1911. We look back on almost incredible changes, and all who have shared in them feel that it has been a great thing to take part in the Awakening of a Nation, the Regeneration of a great People" Landscape quarto (223 x 295 mm). Contemporary dark red quarter grained skiver album, sand buckram over bevelled boards. 238 original photographs (silver gelatin and sepia-toned albumen prints), various formats from half-plates to trimmed -down miniatures, mounted on 32 dark grey heavy card stock leaves. Binding professionally refurbished, leaves and photographs in good condition, black linen hinges renewed. In excellent condition. Exceptional narrative album relating the career of Dugald Christie (1855-1936), Scots medical missionary and founder of the Mukden Medical College, "the first western medical school in Manchuria" (Crawford, p. 73), including a dozen impressive finely-detailed, full-plate images of sights in Mukden (modern Shenyang) and over 200 personal photographs that capture Christie, his family and fellow missionaries, the whole offering a panorama of events in the region, taking in the Russo-Japanese War and the Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-11, in the combating of which Christie played a prominent role. Christie came from a humble background in the principally Gaelic-speaking Scottish highlands and led a peripatetic childhood. Following the death of his father in the early 1860s, the family fortunes declined further and "Dugald joini[ed] elder siblings in Glasgow, where he served an apprenticeship and entered a drapery business. Attendance at the Moody an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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