Dr. William Alexander Parsons Martin (1837-1916) "was appointed to the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in 1849, assigned to China. He and his wife settled at Ningpo station. In 1857 his fluency in the Chinese language won for him the post of interpreter to the U.S. legation to China. In 1863 Dr. Martin was transferred to Peking. In 1868 he organized the International Law and Language School in Peking. He died in Peking in 1916." (The Presbyterian Historical Society). Text describes the Chinese Empire, Chinese history up to the 18th century, China in transformation. Appendices.
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Edition: 1st Edition
Date Published: 1907
Place Published: New York
Condition: Very good +
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 26.5 cm. xvi, 328p. Green hardcover with blind impressing of a dragon on front boards and gold letter impressing on the spine. Includes 58 black and white photographic illustrations. Several pieces of ephemera are also slipped between various pages including a newspaper review of the book. Some wear to spine and corners of the boards. Discolouration to pages where ephemera has been enclosed.