BRUCE, Donald.

Easy phrases in the Canton dialect of the Chinese language.

£7,500

Easy phrases in the Canton dialect of the Chinese language.

Canton, Customs’ Press, 1856.

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Easy phrases in the Canton dialect of the Chinese language.

Description

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).

Description

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.

Bibliography

Cordier Sinica 1644-5.

 

Stock ID: 99938