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A NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY VISIT TO EACH OF THE CONSULAR CITIES OF CHINA, AND
New York 1847, Harper.New half & old 3/4 leather over boards 467p., list of Protestant missionaries, folding map, 12 b.w. woodcut illustrations, bit of minor foxing, corners worn, contents solid. S C A R C E An important early primary source for coverage of cities newly opened to foreigners. To study these new cities with the intent of establishing missionary stations was his main goal. The author visited the five open ports, and collected facts & statistics. This is an historical work, covering his visits to Hong Kong, Canton, Macao, Shanghai, Ningpo, excursions to the interior, Chusan, Teen-Tung, Pootoo, Foo-Chow & Amoy. His early and very keen observations and recorded commentary are a valuable record of what he saw. His descriptions are lucid and insightful. A useful primary source and guide to the life, times & places during this early period of exploration. His commentary on opium smoking, New Year Festivities, female infanticide and the general descriptions of the cities are of particular interest. The author was an early missionary in China. Very fascinating and early resource. REFERENCES: H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA SINICA III, 2102 H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA SINICA p.2115 Lust 385 L. Taylor: CHINA p.44. .
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