[London]: Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1917-1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume II, Parts I - IX and Index, complete. Octavo; 9ii0, 228pp with several front wrappers bound in. Several fold-outs. Illustrations. Item #18667
“Pictographic Reconnaissances: Being Discoveries, Recoveries, etc." was published in nine issues of the JRAS between 1917 and 1928. Here we have the complete collection bound in green leatherette with paper spine label ('H.F. Bowker' blind embossed to front cover. Lionel Charles Hopkins or L. C. Hopkins was a British Sinologist noted for his study of the Chinese language. He was known for his collection of oracle bones that were later donated to Cambridge University Library... Hopkins went to Beijing in 1874 as part of the consular service. In 1898 he was British Consul at Chefoo, and in February 1902 he was appointed Consul-General for the Provinces Chihli and Shanxi, to reside in Tientsin. He retired to England by 1910. The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was his brother.(wiki).