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CHINA AND THE CHINESE:
Nevius, Rev. John L.

CHINA AND THE CHINESE:

A General Description of the Country and its Inhabitants; Its Civilization and Form of Government; Its Religious and Social Institutions: Its Intercourse with Other Nations; and its Present Condition and Prospects. New York: Harper & Brothers ... 1869.
1st Ed. 456pp. Many ills. including some 8 full page, folding map. Some light browning, Theological Institute bookplate, remains of label to rear pastedown, ex.-libris Robert & Maria Travis, original gilt bright lettered blind embossed cloth, corners sl. frayed, spine chipped with sm. split to lower joint and accession no. to tail. John Livingston Nevius (18291893) was, for forty years, a pioneering American Protestant missionary in China, appointed by the American Presbyterian Mission; his missionary ideas were also very important in the spread of the church in Korea. He wrote several books on the themes of Chinese religions, customs and social life, and missionary work.
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