Lot 285 of 541:
Chinese in America, 1885  

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The Chinese at Home and Abroad Together With The Report of the Special Committee of the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, On the Condition of the Chinese Quarter of That City

Farwell, Willard B.

San Francisco

A.L. Bancroft & Co.



[2], iii, [3], 118, 114 pp. Color lithographed fold-out map. (8vo) 21.7x13.3 cm (8½x5¼),gilt-lettered cloth. First Edition.

Covers cheap labor for California, the opium problem in San Francisco, leprosy, Chinatown in Sacramento, massacre of Chinese in Wyoming and Washington territories, the Chinese question, need of missionary work, inconsistencies of the American policy, Chinese and the Central Pacific Railroad, Chinese capitalists, and much more. The "Official Map of Chinatown in San Francisco" identifies each building individually, and is color-coded to show "joss houses", opium dens, and places of prostitution. It measures 22x51.5 cm. A very rare, early and important study on Chinese in California. Cowan, p.204.

Lot Amendments

Fading to spine and cover margins, remains of old paper label at spine foot; bookplate; else very good.

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