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The Awakening of China by  W.A.P. [William Alexander Parsons] MARTIN - Hardcover - 1910 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and

The Awakening of China

by MARTIN, W.A.P. [William Alexander Parsons]

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Detroit: The Bay View Reading Club / Doubleday, Page, 1910. Hardcover. On the opening of China, with chapters on the Opium Wars and the Tai-Ping Rebellion. The author wa the former President of the Chinese Imperial University. Scarce early printing for the Bay View Reading Club, a Detroit subscription service; apparently contemporary with the first American edition. Green cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine with blind-stamped dragon device to front board; xii, 328pp. Tight, straight copy, Near Fine in original cloth.


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