A Visit to the Philippine Islands... Presentation to Richard H. Dana Jr. John Bowring.
A Visit to the Philippine Islands... Presentation to Richard H. Dana Jr.
A Visit to the Philippine Islands... Presentation to Richard H. Dana Jr.
A Visit to the Philippine Islands... Presentation to Richard H. Dana Jr.

A Visit to the Philippine Islands... Presentation to Richard H. Dana Jr.

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1859. First edition. Hardcover. Copy of "J. Heard, China 1860", presumably John Heard, nephew of Augustine Heard, founder of Augustine Heard & Co., a major 19th c. Massachusetts trading firm in Qing dynasty China, whose imports and exports included tea & opium. Presented to Dana, American lawyer & author of "Two Years Before the Mast", the classic American memoir. the author was the Late Governor of Hong Kong, Plenipotentiary in China and negotiated a treaty with King Mongkut of Siam. Bowring reports extensively on commerce and finance in the Philippines. It was later given to "Sherwood Pickering from Rosamond Dana Wild, Sept 8- 1938." 8vo, viii, 434, [6 incl. 4 of music] pp, 8 tinted lithograph plates, several other woodcut illustrations, maps, and plans. Rebound in green cloth with leather title label. Text & plates pristine. Very good condition. Item #22656

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