New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1865. First Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Small 8vos, green gilt-stamped and -decorated cloth, 2 vols., with 82 & 67 B&W illustrations respectively (2 steel-engraved frontispieces with tissue guards); 459 &  pages. Very Good. Item #19
Important and Scarce Study covering major aspects of Chinese culture.
Scarce and important study of Chinese customs. The numerous B&W illustrations are in Very Good shape.
Coth is somewhat worn; bindings are loose but holding; upper & lower spine caps are slightly abraded; pages lightly toned, minor foxing (seldom affecting illustrations); a few pages with dog-eared but correctable corners.
Overall, a desirable set with important details about now lost Chinese culture.
Overall, an Important Set on China for Study and Reflection.