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A rare original issue of Schen Bao [
Shanghai: Ernest Major, 1888. It is business as usual and we continue to ship all around the UK and the world. An original issue of Shen Bao newspaper. Two woodcut illustrations (for advertisments). Large printed initials. Text in Mandarin. Published in Shanghai by proprietor Ernest Major in March 1888. Identification label (in German) at top of first page. Size: broadsheet (when folded) - 55cm x 30cm. Very Good condition. A couple of closed tears to folds (with discreet contemporary repairs). Blue crayon marking start and finish of obituary for Kaiser Wilhelm I. Please contact us for a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. Another remarkable survival through the passage of time. On offer here is an original edition of Schen Bao [Pao] newspaper complete with supplement. The title is short for 'Shenjiang Xinbao' (Shenjiang being a short form of Chunshen Jiang, the old name for the Huangpu River). The newspaper was founded in Shanghai in 1872 by British businessman Ernest Major, who was also a renowned linguist. It is considered one of the first major modern newspapers to be published in China, and was in print until 1949. The influence of the newspaper in early 20th century Shanghai was such that 'Shen Bao zhi', literally 'Shen-pao paper', became a generic term for newspaper or newsprint. Provenance: from a collection of international newspapers compiled by Otto von Bismarck on the death of Kaiser Wilhelm I in March 1888. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: kernoozers [Ascot, United Kingdom]
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