Sketches of Foreign Travel, Sketches of China.
Begins with a description of "Fung-shui" and how the citizens of the city of Ku-Yung became barbers, corn-cutters and bamboo-root shavers in order to ward off the evil spirit which threatened their city. Three page article with many ills, including A Chinese Pavilion, Beating on a Temple Drum, Chinese Scholars, A Chinese Doctor, Teacher and Her Boys, Chinese Playing Checkers, A Chinese Bride, and A Chinese Method of Punishment. Also with a 3pp article 'The Island of Cyprus', with 3 woodblock engravings. Lge 8vo, self wraps, stitched binding, damp marks to outer and upper edges o/w very good. Item #14655