1838 1ed CHINA Opened Opium War Smuggling MAP 2v Gutzlaff Lutheran Missionary

GUTZLAFF, Karl

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Karl Gützlaff was a 19th-century German missionary known for being the first Lutheran missionary to China and played an important role in Chinese/British diplomacy during the First Opium War. Ironically, Gutzlaff was known to have been a drug smuggler to help fund his missionary work. His book ‘China Opened’ describes a variety of topics – geography, politics, history, language and literature, Chinese military, and religious practices.

 

This valuable 1838 first English edition was translated out of German by Andrew Reed and includes a notable folding engraving of Chinese language characters and an impressive folding map!

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1838 1ed CHINA Opened Opium War Smuggling MAP 2v Gutzlaff Lutheran Missionary

 

Karl Gützlaff was a 19th-century German missionary known for being the first Lutheran missionary to China and played an important role in Chinese/British diplomacy during the First Opium War. Ironically, Gutzlaff was known to have been a drug smuggler to help fund his missionary work. His book ‘China Opened’ describes a variety of topics – geography, politics, history, language and literature, Chinese military, and religious practices.

 

This valuable 1838 first English edition was translated out of German by Andrew Reed and includes a notable folding engraving of Chinese language characters and an impressive folding map!

 

Item number: #11921

Price: $950

 

GUTZLAFF, Karl

 

China opened : or, a display of the topography, history, customs, manners, arts, manufactures, commerce, literature, religion, jurisprudence, etc. of the Chinese Empire

 

London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1838. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – [2], xvi, 510
    • II – [2], vi, 570
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.25in X 5.25in (21cm x 13cm)
  • Rare and desirable

 

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11921

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Religion

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

GUTZLAFF, Karl

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete