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DENNYS Nicholas Belfield.; MAYERS William Frederick
The Treaty Ports of China and Japan
1867. A complete guide to the open ports of those countries, together with Peking, Yedo, Hongkong and Macao. Forming a guide-book and vade mecum for travellers, merchants, and residents in general. First edition. Complete with 29 maps and plans (mostly folding). 8vo. Original half-calf, minor wear to head- and tail-caps, occasional light foxing, but overall a very good copy from the library of Charles Augustus Wild. viii, 668, xlviii, [ii], 26 [appendices] pp. Hongkong, A. Shortrede, One of the earliest general works on the Treaty Ports, and the most substantial publication to have been issued in Hong Kong; the book includes much detail on exchange rates, coinage, the prices of commodities. To this the author adds a good historical and geographical description of the various trading centres covered - together with streets plans and general maps. Intended as a handbook for prospective visitors and residents in the Far East, the appendix gives details of shipping-routes together with fares & tarrifs, timetables, and freight-details, as well as a very useful bibliography of books on China. The book is rare and difficult to find in good condition. Provenance: Charles Augustus Wild (1835-1890) who was the Danish Consul at Fuzhou. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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