Letters from China: With Particular Reference to the Empress Dowager and the Women of China by Sarah Pike Conger Hardcover 1909

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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.

Place: Chicago

Year: 1909

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Size: 8.75" x 5.75".

Pages: xv, 392 pp.

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