Rare, locally printed phrase book. The usual eccentric phrases in urgent need of conveying.
No other copy traced in libraries or in commerce, apart from a copy cited in Cordier’s Catalogue of the Library of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (Shanghai, 1881).
First edition. 4to (23.1 x 21.6 cm), letterpress title-page in English incorporating woodblock Chinese characters, 1 p. woodblock Chinese characters (verso blank), 2 pp. preface in English, 75 pp. of English and Chinese letterpress in double column (p. 76 blank), stab-stitched in contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, later endpapers, a very good example.
Cordier Sinica 1644-5.
Stock ID: 99938