New York: Macmillan, 1905. First Edition. Original cloth. 8vo. vii, 408pp + [3pp advertisements]. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. Wear to extremities; previous owner name & stamp; minor pencil notations at rear; else a near fine copy. Item #18701
As US consul general in Shanghai, China (1893–1897), the author gained considerable experience at first hand with Chinese officials and business men. These fifteen chapters address various topics relating to the intercourse of foreigners in China. Topics include backgound history; government; law; tenure and transfer of property; taxation; courts; extra-territoriality; guilds; business customs; banks; weights, measures, and currency; and land, wtaer and railway transit.