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Lot 237: [BIBLE IN CHINESE, THE NEW TESTAMENT], 1894, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO JOHN CHALMERS
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO JOHN MORRISON CHALMERS "of Hong Kong, in recognition of valuable service rendered to the [British & Foreign Bible Society] Society in China...", signed by members of the Committee, "delegate's version", 4to (312 x 225mm.), Chinese text, title printed in black and red, large type framed within an ornamental red border, original black morocco, titled in gold on upper cover, with bamboo pattern stamped in blind, gilt edges, front endpaper loose, slightly rubbed
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Provenance: Presented to the Scottish missionary John Morrison Chalmers (1825-1899), son-in-law of famed missionary and Chinese scholar Robert Morrison; thence by family descent
Literature: Darlow and Moule 2606