Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1838. First American Edition. Small 8vo. xv, , 13-472 pp. Folding frontispiece map; 3 plates with 6 wood-engravings by G. Baxter. Later green cloth binding with gilt-lettered maroon title label; Ex-libris with cancelled library blindstamp & ink number; else a very good copy. Item #19120
Walter Henry Medhurst (1796 – 1857), was an English Congregationalist missionary to China, born in London and educated at St Paul's School. He was one of the early translators of the Bible into Chinese language editions. - wiki. Much on the Chinese cultural context in which the missionaries worked; Chinese and Western attitudes toward the opium trade; government and laws; and more.