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Medhurst (Walter Henry)


Its state and prospects, with especial reference to The Spread of the Gospel. Containing allusions to the antiquity, extent, population, civilization, literature and religion of the Chinese Illustrated with engravings on wood by G. Baxter

Published: John Snow, London, 1838

Edition: First Edition

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First edition. 582 pages, coloured frontispiece (Baxter's process), folding map, 5 wood engraved plates including the title vignette, green blind stamped cloth, spine gilt and faded, slightly frayed at the top and bottom, edges uncut, front hinge split but holding on the ties, title page foxed and some light foxing throughout, corners bumped.

Baxter's process of chromolithography using an aquatint plate as a key for printing in oil colours is depicted in the frontispiece.

From WIKIPEDIA: Walter Henry Medhurst (29 April 1796 – 24 January 1857), was an English Congregationalist missionary to China, born in London and educated at St Paul's School. He was one of the early translators of the Bible into Chinese language editions. Medhurst was a prolific writer, translator, and editor. In recognition of the learned books he wrote, in 1843 New York University conferred upon him the honorary degree of D.D.

  • Size: 8vo (240 x 150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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