London: Macmillan & Co., 1894. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. Complete in 2 volumes. 8vo. xxvi, 512; xxi, 477,  pp. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard; 3 fold-out maps; plan. Publisher's maroon cloth with gilt lettering; dark green endpapers. Minor wear to extremities; small mark on spine of Vol. II; else a fine set. Item #18376
The biography of Sir Harry Smith Parkes (1828 – 1885) GCMG KCB, a British diplomat who served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary and Consul General of the United Kingdom to the Empire of Japan from 1865 to 1883 and the Chinese Qing Empire from 1883 to 1885, and Minister to Korea in 1884. Parkes Street in Kowloon, Hong Kong, is named after him.