The Chinese in California and Letter of the Chinamen to Gov. Bigler in Littell's Living Age, Volume XXXIV, 1852.
Boston: Littell & Gay, later Littell, Son & Company, 1852. Hardcover. Important material on China and the discrimination against Chinese workers in California, including the letter written to Governor Bigler, concerning the legislation calling for immigration restriction on the Chinese. Also with material on the Arctic (Osborn's Arctic Journal), and tea, and a book review of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'.
Littell's Living Age was a magazine that comprised sophisticated selections from various British and American magazines and newspapers, a "Reader's Digest" of it's day. It was generally published on a weekly basis for almost a century, from 1844 to 1941. It was also often the first US publication of serialized stories by important mid-19th century authors such as Trollope. 8vo, approximately 800 pp, bound in original pebbled black morocco with brown boards, gilt title & decoration on raised bands. Generally a little rubbed, with the binding held together by tape, otherwise good condition. Item #20936