London: The London Missionary Society, 1825. First Edition. 4to. 52 pp. 12 lithographic plates of Chinese writing. Errata slip tipped in. Newly bound in cloth with gilt lettered title label on spine. Some chipping to edges of first two pages, not affecting the text; internally clean. Bilndstamp of Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; duplicate stamp on verso of title page; faint ink number to lower page 1. A scarce and early publication. Item #19289
Robert Morrison (born January 5, 1782 in Bullers Green, near Morpeth, Northumberland; died August 1, 1834 in Canton) was a Scottish missionary, and the first Protestant missionary in China. Morrison produced a Chinese translation of the New Testament in 1813, and with his collaborator Dr. Milne, a translation of the entire Bible in 1821. He also compiled a Grammar of the Chinese Language (1815) and a Dictionary of the Chinese Language, in Three Parts (1815–1823) for the use of westerners. - wiki.