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Catalogue of Books Contained in the Lockhart Library and in the General Library of the London Missionary Society
London Missionary Society, London, England 1899 - An English language publication, with ancillary material in Chinese. Presumed first [and only?] printing of the first edition, 1899. Author's Introductory dated December 1899. Printed and presumed bound in Hertford, England by Stephen Austin and Sons. NOT ex-library. Contemporary medium brown buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Impressively clean and well-preserved binding. Gently bumped spine head, moderately bumped spine tail with small chip, and with moderately bumped and lightly abraded corners. 1 inch superficial vertical crack along the gutter of the front board, not at all threatening the integrity of the binding and merely a minor cosmetic issue. Text block firmly bound in. 10.75 x 7.25 inches. Black paper pastedowns and FEPs. Title page with pencil inscription of previous owner in neat hand, "David Chamberlin, London Missionary Socy, Livingstone House, Westminister." With 320 numbered pages of text consisting of: Part I, Lockhart Library, books relating chiefly to China and the Far East, in European and Oriental Languages; Part II, Lockhart Library, Chinese printed books, with a few Japanese works and reprints; Part III, General Library, European and Oriental books related to foreign missionary spheres, subjects and operations, other than in China and the Far East. Light to moderate foxing to the preliminaries and several internal pages. Very faint age-yellowing around the page edges, trivial. Else a very clean copy. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. Very rare. A bibliographic goldmine for sinologists and scholars in related disciplines. An interesting association copy. David Chamberlin was affiliated with the London Missionary Society for at least 40 years and his responsibilities at L.M.S. included working as Managing Editor. "Look it up in Chamberlin" was long the rule where any problem of L.M.S. history arose in Livingstone House. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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