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The Chinese Empire

The Chinese Empire

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The Chinese Empire: forming a sequel to the work entitled "Recollections of a journey through Tartary and Thibet."

by Huc, M. [Sinnett, Mrs Percy transl.]

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First English editions. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. London. 1855. Two volumes. Octavo. half title, title, xxxii, 421pp, folding coloured map frontispiece (with no tears); half title, title, viii, 440pp, 24pp publisher's catalogue. Original blind tooled blue cloth, "Bound by Edmonds and Remnants, London" plate to rep, a little bumped, rubbed to edges, corners and spine. Gilt lettering to spine. Endpaper publisher's adverts to both volumes. Free endpaper show slight offsetting from the adverts. Edges untrimmed. Occasional spotting.
Neat signature of J. W. Gallant to feps.
Neat signature of Oswald Penrhyn dated 1856 to versos of ffeps of both volumes.
Oswald Henry Leycester Penrhyn
(1828 - 1918) son of Edward Penrhyn. Cousin of Augustus Hare, and executor of his will, mentioned in Hare's The Story of My Life.
The Abbé Évariste Régis Huc (1813 - 1860) Missionary and traveller. "We were about to become acquainted, in China, with a civilisation extremely unlike that of Europe, but not less complete in its kind. The climate, too, would be no longer the same, and the means of communication would be greatly superior to those of Tartary and Thibet."


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