China Crusades and the Tea Trade in Littell's Living Age, Volume XXXVIII, 1853.
Boston: Littell & Gay, later Littell, Son & Company, 1853. Hardcover. Material on the rebellion in China and the instability of the Tartar dynasty, as well as the tea trade with China.
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, the front hinge a bit tender, but holding. Very good overall. Item #20938