Shanghai, China: American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1874. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Item #26808
xxiv + 440 pages. William S. Frederick Mayers (1838 - 1878) British Sinologist; "...an accomplished Chinese scholar and wrote many lengthy works on Chinese government and society...a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland...a constant contributor to periodical publications, especially the China Review..." (A. F. Pollard, revised by Janette Ryan in the ODNB) Faint small previous owner name & address stamp of George R. Brush, M.D. on title page; he served in the U.S. Navy as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894 (his death) and was often on-station in China conducting his naval duties. Approx. 6" x 8" size; black textured paper covered boards, black leather corners and spine, gilt ruled & titled. Some edge, tips wear & rubbing to the binding; title page with browned paper in gutter area; contents clean and in very good condition.