The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes..
Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper, which has sunned spine and edge chips; otherwise a very good copy.
George Allen and Unwin Ltd, Museum Street.,
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 257 +  pp.+  pp. publisher's advertisements.
Illustrated by map. Decorated by publisher's device as colophon.
The Chinese view of the Opium War against Britain, 1840-42, largely based on the diary of Commissioner Lin at Canton, who tried to prevent the trade by seizing stocks of opium and by harassing the traders in every possible way. Arthur Waley (1889-1966) was and orientalist and sinologist, who was a notable translator of Chinese poetry and also had links with the Bloomsbury Group.
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