New York: Eaton & Mains, (1902). First Edition. Original cloth. Octavo; 248pp plus numerous photographs. Near Fine copy in publisher's red cloth illustrated in gold, black and white (fading & spotting to spine; previous owner name of 'S.L. Sommers' (County Surveyor of Alexandria County, VA and creator of Confederate Army topographic maps) to ffep). Item #18668
The author was an American missionary in China, later professor who taught in Peking University. His books about China were popular in the early 20th century U.S. Here are stories of the sufferings and persecutions of the Chinese Christians in the Boxer uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901, toward the end of the Qing dynasty.