A scarce account concentrating on lesser known aspects of Chinese life and events during the Taiping Rebellion, which saw civil war in China between 1850 and 1864 as the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom rose up against the established Manchu-led Qing dynasty.
First edition. 8vo, wood-engraved frontispiece, plan, 2 full-page plates, illustrations in the text, 3 large folding maps, original blue cloth gilt, light wear to head of spine, a very good copy.
Cordier (Sinica), 2378; Taylor 262.
Stock ID: 99659