Chinese and English Dictionary in Two Volumes

Shanghae: Printed at the Mission Press, 1847-48. Second Edition. Octavos; (vii, [1], 766 ; [2], 767-1436)pp. Volume 1 lacking title page and i-vi; dampstaining to lower page edges of Volume 2, else Very Good copies in later red cloth, titled in gold at spine. Double column text. Based on the Imperial dictionary of Kang-he. Both volumes with the stamp of 'Archibald J. Little, Shanghai.' Archibald Little was a pioneering British businessman in China who had the pursued using steamships to navigate the Upper Yangtze. His wife, Alicia, campaigned for women's rights in England and later, in 1898 she founded Tien Tsu Hui (Natural Foot Society) which campaigned against the Chinese custom of binding the feet of girls and women. With the support of her husband Little organised a campaign of postcards and delivered talks in leading cities in China, Hong Kong and Macau, using X-rays of the deformed feet and with quotes from Confucius. Item #21770

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