Boston: James French & Co, 1856. Second edition. Hardcover. The author, an American dental surgeon, sailed from Boston on the 'Thomas W. Sears in 1848. Planning just a visit to the far East, Ball ended up living in China for several years. In this book, he describes Hong Kong, Canton, Manilla, Formosa, Shanghai, Treaty of the English and Chinese, Dr. Lockhart's Hospital, missionary schools, 4th of July in China, Ningpo, Teen Tung monastery, Chinese opium smoking, Tea gardens, Amoy, Fou Chow, escape of missionaries from pirates, Macao, and the Yangtze River.
8vo, 417 pp, advertisements 9 pp, map. Red gilt cloth, blind stamped at front and rear boards. Spine a bit sunned, very short split to base of spine. Attractive inscription, A Christmas present to Harry N. Patterson, Monmouth 1866, at ffep; his bookplate inside front board. OCLC: 1248636. Very good condition. Item #21478