Title: Letters from China: With Particular Reference to the Empress Dowager and the Women of China
Author: Sarah Pike Conger
Description: Second edition, October 1909. Red cloth boards with white lettering, green ruled, and green, white and gilt illustration. Top edge gilt. Binding is sound. Corners rubbed; little bit of exposed boards at bottom corners; pin hole in rear board; white lettering partially rubbed off on spine; spine shows some light soiling. Previous owner's name on half-title page. With 80 illustrations from photographs (on 48 plates) and a fold-out map of Peking (now Beijing).
A collection of letters and diary entries of Sarah Pike Conger (1843-1932), the wife of Edward Conger who was the United States Ambassador to China under Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. She lived in Peking with her husband during his tenure, between 1898 and 1905, and in that time developed a friendship with the Empress Dowager Cixi. Includes accounts of experiences during the Boxer Rebellion.
Binding: Hard cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: A. C. McClurg & Co.
Size: 8.75" x 5.75".
Pages: xv, 392 pp.
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