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Archibald, John and Edward Selby Little
THE FIGHT FOR KULING IN 1892-1895. HANKOW: CENTRAL CHINA POST, 1924
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238
Archibald, John and Edward Selby Little
THE FIGHT FOR KULING IN 1892-1895. HANKOW: CENTRAL CHINA POST, 1924
Estimate
8001,200
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Archibald, John and Edward Selby Little
THE FIGHT FOR KULING IN 1892-1895. HANKOW: CENTRAL CHINA POST, 1924
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (235 x 148mm.), THE AUTHOR'S COPY, 3 photographic plates (one showing the first building on Kuling with John Archibald and others), each with a printed glassine guard, original printed brown card wrappers, minor creases and wear
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Provenance

John Archibald (1852-1925), missionary, and founder and editor of the Central China Post; thence by family descent (see also lots 237 and 242).

Catalogue Note

RARE. Kuling (牯岭 Guling, Jiangx Province) was founded as a resort for missionaries in southern China. "Archibald was one of the original founders of Kuling, having financed the whole project, and when difficulties arose over the title deeds, he took the case home to London and had it laid, with success, before Lord Rosebery, then Foreign Secretary. For over 20 years he was the correspondent of the the "North-China Daily News" in central China. He inaugurated the "Central China Post" in 1909." (North China Herald, 18 June 1925). No copies traced at auction, and only 2 institutional copies recorded in Worldcat (SOAS and Stanford).

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