Albany: J. Munsell, 1875. Second edition. Hardcover. Letters to and from members of the powerful Van Rensselaer family of New York, early Dutch settlers of the Hudson Valley and Albany, from 1747-1871.
Several chapters focus on the author's husband, the Rev. Samuel W. Bonney and the couple's missionary work and experiences in China (Hong Kong, Canton, Macao), during the First Opium War, including the bombardment of Canton, an overland trip to Nankin (sic) in 1861, and Shanghai (1862).
8vo, Volume I, frontispiece, vii, 542pp; Volume II, frontispiece, vii, 544pp. Original green stamped cloth, spine ends worn, edges rubbed, front board Vol II marked. Internally, some fox spotting both volumes; Vol II front end paper detached, period owner signatures. OCLC: 191321189 records 6 copies. Good + overall. Item #24540