The Lore Of Cathay Or the Intellect of China

By: Martin, W. A. P. (William Alexander Parsons Martin)

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and nicking. There are a couple of small edge tears to the spine ends. The spine of the book has fading and several spots of discoloration. Both front and rear inner hinges have spots of cracking. The text pages are clean and bright. There is an inked previous owner's name on the front endpaper. "William Alexander Parsons Martin (April 10, 1827 December 17, 1916) , also known as Ding Weiliang) , was an American Presbyterian missionary to China and translator, famous for having translated a number of important Western treatises into Chinese, such as Henry Wheaton's Elements of International Law. " "From 1863 till 1868, he worked at Beijing, often as official interpreter for the American Minister to China, Anson Burlingame. He was reputed to be the first foreigner to make the journey from Beijing to Shanghai on the Grand Canal of China, and described the trip in the "Journal of the Asiatic Society" (1866). In 1869, Martin became president of the Tongwenguan in Beijing until 1895, and a professor of international law. [4] He acted as an adviser of Chinese officials on questions of international law when disputes arose with European powers, notably during the conflict with France in 18841885" (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Lore Of Cathay Or the Intellect of China

Author Name: Martin, W. A. P. (William Alexander Parsons Martin)

Categories: China,

Edition: 1st British Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Edinburgh And London, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier: 1901

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A37613

Keywords: China W. A. P. Martin William Alexander Parsons Martin Cathay Ships & Sailing The Orient China,