Hong Kong; London: The Daily Press Office, n.d. 1st. Original wrappers. Appears to be the first edition; '(1902)' written in pencil at bottom of title page. Small 8vo. 143 pp. Text in English. Facsimile reproduction in red of title page of the "Peking Gazette"; 6 original photographs of art work, Chinese troops, a Chinese execution and two portraits (Li Hung-Chang & Aguinaldo); black & white photo-illustration; and color fold-out image titled "A Chinese Illustration of the Art of War" at rear. Orange-red stab-stitched wrappers with printed cream title label affixed to front cover; housed in publisher's folding case with similar title label to front cover. Book is near fine (age-toning to the fragile pages; small dampstain & minor loss of paper to label; occasional previous owner blindstamp) in worn case (worn & faded; lacking ties & bone clasps). A small label is affixed inside rear board of the case stating "This book was placed in the library for a particular reason appropriate to this institution. Let no future librarian throw it out as a duplicate until he as ascertained why it was entrusted to this library." There are no other library stamps or marks in the book. Item #18298
Alfred Cunningham was the special correspondent in the China Japan war and the Spanish American War. The titles of chapters include: A Chinese Red Cross Hospital; Chinese Soldiers as Patients; Chinese Sailors at Weihaiwei; A Chinese Telegraph Superintendent; The Rebellion at Se-tze-lin; Chinese Foreigh-drilled Troops; The Chinese Soldier; An Interview with Li Hung-Chang; and The Insurrectos at Malabou. The last chapter is titled "The Siege and Capture of Manila" by Emilio Aguinaldo, who is officially recognized as the first and the youngest President of the Philippines (1899_1901) and first president of a constitutional republic in Asia.