MARTIN, Rev. W.A.P.

The analytical reader. A short method for learning to read and write Chinese.

£3,500

The analytical reader. A short method for learning to read and write Chinese.
[WITH] A vocabulary of two thousand frequent characters with their most common significations, and the sounds of the Peking dialect.
Shanghai, Presbyterian Mission Press, 1863

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Description

First edition of a rare manual for learning Chinese. Martin (1827-1916), was an American missionary, translator, writer, teacher and politicial adviser to the Chinese government. He spent more than six decades in China.

Description

First edition. 8vo. [i], 17, (1 blank), 18-130, (1 blank), 131- 141, (1 blank); 56, (1) corrigenda, pp. Printed in Chinese and Roman characters. Contemporary green half sheep over marbled boards, an excellent example.

Bibliography

Cordier BS 1691. Löwendahl 1297.

 

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