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LIFE IN COREA.
- New York 1894, Macmillan.Red cloth, very clean, 317p., 34 bw photos, 4 illustrations, appendix, foldout color map, some pages uncut, quite crisp, clean bright copy solid copy of a RARE book! Excellent source by the Vice Consul in Korea. Covers Japan treaty with Corea, the city of Seoul, journeys inland, the people, customs, Corean language, etc. . A fascinating primary work from the first British Vice-Consul in Seoul, and a very keen observer ! . With lucid commentaries on Coreans in Peking, paper, timber, ginseng, collisions with France & the U.S., Japanese treaty, Harry Parkes negotiates a treaty. Benighted at Mapu, road to Soul [sic for Seoul], first night's quarters, frost, flies, gold washing. Lost on the mountains & Fusan. . Accounts of Phyong-yang, geography of Corea, Chemulpo, audience of a King, flora and birds, Un-jin Miriok, Phaju, Im-jin river, Song-do, Corean pottery, meet Dr. Gottsche. Stone throwing, women's hats. . Also about Wi-ju, silk manufacture, Chhu-san, wild ducks, Corean alphabet, affinity to Japanese, resemblances between Corean & Cantonese and Chinese the official language. . A superb early narrative England's first account of Corea. *** REFRENCES: H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA SINICA 2960. * Pak: Western Books on Korea, # 22 . ***
      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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