CHINA IN CONVULSION (Two volumes)
Edition: First Edition
New York: Revell, 1901. Two volumes, tall octavo, red pictorial cloth stamped in black, white, dark green, and gilt. Vol. I: pp , (iii)- (xvi), 364,  + frontispiece with tissue guard, many plates, and two folding maps. Vol. II: pp , (8), 365-770 + frontispiece with tissue guard, many plates, and 3 maps (one folding). Index. Complete. Ex library. Spines a little darkened, with light remains of call numbers on Vol. I, sticker shadows on both. Vol. I has ink annotations and rubber stamps on endpapers, small rubber stamp on verso of title. Vol. II has bookplate inside front cover of Frederick C. Stephenson, M.D., cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; front free endpaper has ink name of another Stephenson, small chip to upper inner and lower outer corners, small rubber stamps to endpapers and top margin of title leaf. No other library marks - no pouches or labels. Mild flaking to delicate white stamping on front covers. Otherwise a VG or better clean, tight and unworn jacketless pair, front covers bright and showing well. Arthur Henderson Smith (1845-1932) was an American missionary to China who stayed there for 54 years, becoming the best-known American missionary of his day. An extensive and important account of the Boxer Rebellion by one who knew China well and witnessed events. Now uncommon in the market. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.