The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era. As illustrated in the career of Sir Rutherford Alcock... many years Consul and Minister in China and Japan. Alexander MICHIE.

The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era. As illustrated in the career of Sir Rutherford Alcock... many years Consul and Minister in China and Japan.

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900. First edition, two volumes, 8vo, xii, (ii), 442; (iii-viii), 510 pp, bound without the half title in volume II. 30 plates and a folding map plus 5 further maps in the text, frontispiece in volume II foxed, errata slip tipped in, upside down, to the front of volume II. Recent gilt titled maroon cloth. Alcock served in China from 1844-58 and again from 1865-69, initially being posted to Fuchow before becoming consul in Shanghai and later Canton. After a spell in Japan he ended his career in Shanghai. A combination of biography and wider political and social history. Item #31904

Price: £300.00

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