[Shanghai]: [Kelly & Walsh], . First printing. Pamphlet. A privately printed pamphlet printed for distribution to the Hangchow Missionary Association from a lecture given by Moule. Presentation in ink on front wrapper to "Dr. Brush USN with kind regards from the master (?)" This pamphlet edition predates the published issue, which was printed for general release in 1907. At that time Moule also issued A retrospect of sixty years : a paper read at a meeting of the Hangchow Missionary Association.
George Evans Moule (1828-191) ordained in the UK 1851, Began working at the Chekiang Mission Ningpo 1858 ordained Bishop of Mid China 1880. Saw first hand the Taiping Rebellion and the Boxer Rebellion. This pamphlet bears his faint ownership stamp "Geo. R. Brush MD. U.S. Navy Sayville, L.I. N. York". Brush was a ship's doctor for the American Squadron in the China Seas. Brush purchased many pamphlets on his trip to the East and was in the habit of carrying them around with him in his breast pocket, which results in a slight vertical fold in some pamphlets.
8vo, 27pp, original cream printed wrappers with some light brown foxing, internally bright and clean. OCLC: 16313440 3 copies & OCLC: 264962614 (Cambridge). See OCLC: 988883 for the second edition, 1907. Fine. Item #26421