London; Hong Kong: Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1893. Second Edition Revised and Enlarged. Octavo; (iv), 4, 497, xiv pp. Index. A Very Good to Near Fine copy in black cloth lettered in gold; 'Kelly and Walsh Booksellers & Stationers' sticker to front pastedown. Ball was considered the most capable and knowledgeable European speaker of Cantonese of his time. Item #19769
Ball was considered the most capable and knowledgeable European speaker of Cantonese of his time. "Thirty years in China have given the Author many opportunities of observing and studying the chinese in almost every aspect of their life and character: and he as largely availed himself of his personal experience of them and of their curious habits and customs in the production of this book." - Preface.