Antiquarian Auctions

SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

US Auction #9 begins on 30 Oct 2021

W H Medhurst

The Foreigner in Far Cathay

Published: Stanford, London, 1872

Edition: 1st

Lot closed

Sold for: Register or Sign In to find out

Bids: 6

Visits: 45

Have a similar item to sell? Contact Us with the details.

How it works


London 1872, Stanford. 1st UK edition. Green pictorial cloth, gilt stamped with gilt Chinese flag design on the front cover, 192p., appendix, colour fold out frontis map, very good, 13 x 19.5 cm usual corner wear, contents clean. Binding a little shaken.

Candid insights to China by an old missionary and long-time resident. Covers the position of foreigners, character and habits of foreign residents, missionaries, consuls and customs authorities. The customs of the Chinese, shop signs, advertising, opium smoking, infanticide, eating and drinking, etc. Fascinating observations by a keen British diplomat and observer.

Medhurst was H.B.M. British consul in Shanghai.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8 Vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 020 8997 9894
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal
  • Trade Associations: PBFA IOBA

Similar lots in the current auction View all

Click on an item to view more details and to bid.

© 2021 Paul Mills trading as All rights reserved. Use of this website is regulated by our website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.