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S. Wells Williams The Middle Kingdom w/map 1848  

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The Middle Kingdom; A Survey of the Geography, Government, Education, Social Life, Arts, Religion, &c. of The Chinese Empire and Its Inhabitants

Williams, S. Wells

New York & London

Wiley and Putnam



2 volumes. xxii, 590; vii, 614 pp. 2 engraved portraits, 2 engraved extra title pages, plates and text illustrations, large fold-out map of the Chinese Empire detached and laid in vol. 1. (8vo) 20x13 cm (8x5"), original illustrated yellow boards, rebacked with black leather, portions of original spine strips laid down. First Edition. 

Scarce first edition with fold-out map present. 

Lot Amendments

Wear and staining to boards, rubbing to extremities; toning to textblock, scattered foxing, vol.1 with some staining to endpapers and margins; map laid in with minor edgewear, light foxing, expert repair top verso; overall about very good.

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