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(OPIUM). [EDKINS, Dr Joseph].
Opium: historical Note, or, The poppy in China published by order of the Inspector General of Customs. (China. Imperial maritime customs. II, Special series: no. 13.)
Shanghai: Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs and sold by Key & Walsh Limited in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Yokohama and Singapore and by P. S. King & Son in London,
First edition of this important report on the history of opium use and trade in China, printed in China but considered the the first English-language… (more)
First edition of this important report on the history of opium use and trade in China, printed in China but considered the the first English-language book on opium. Its author was a British missionary long established in the Far East as a translator for the Inspectorate General of Customs at Shanghai. It provides not only botanical and medicinal accounts drawn from earlier Chinese sources, but traces the introduction of opium by Arab and then European traders which had led to the nineteenth-century opium wars.(see full details)More details Price: £3,750.00
Nouvelles des missions orientales,
reçues à Londres, par les directeurs du Seminaire des Missions étrangères, en 1793, 1794, 1795 & 1796. Pouvant servir de suite aux lettres edifiantes des missionnaires de la Compagnie de Jesus.
London: J. P. Coghlan,
First edition. Reports from Tonkin, Cochinchina (parts of modern Vietnam) and China by missionaries of the the Séminaire des Missions étrangères de Paris, whose directors… (more)
First edition. Reports from Tonkin, Cochinchina (parts of modern Vietnam) and China by missionaries of the the Séminaire des Missions étrangères de Paris, whose directors were then in exile in London. These letters (all dated) are first hand accounts by the bishops and other missionaries in the Far Eastern provinces and include numerous descriptions of local religion and custom, as a well as (sometimes violent) measures taken by Westerners against them. Printer James Coghlan (?1731-1800), originally a book binder, became the pre-eminent Catholic printer, publisher and bookseller in London in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, having taken over the stock of Thomas Meighan in 1774. ESTC: Cornell only in North America. CCFr: Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, Paris only.(see full details)More details Price: £800.00