1894 Society in China
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition.
An interesting exploration of society in China in the nineteenth century.
The author looks at all of society in the country, including the Emperor and his court, the government, the penal code, literati, farmers, villages, mechanics, merchants, women, doctors, and more. Interestingly also discussing prominent historical events such as the Opium Wars, as well as architecture, slavery in the country, food and dress, infanticide, foreign trade, religions, entertainments, and more. Overall offering a complete study of the county in this era.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, and twenty-one plates.
Written by the oriental scholar Robert Kennedy Douglas, who worked in China from 1858 to 1865.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, a little faded to the spine, joints, and extremities. Some marks to the boards and spine. Very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Rear hinge is starting but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot. Frontispiece is detaching to the head.
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