6031. Edkin's Grammar of the Mandarin Dialect 1864

Object description
EDKINS, JOSEPH. A Grammar of the Chinese colloquial Language commonly called the Mandarin dialect... Second edition. Shanghai (Presbyterian Mission Press) 1864.

Small 4:o (about 230x165 mm.). (4, first leaf blank), (i)-viii, (1)-279, (1 blank) pp.
Contemporary brown half roan, worn, cracks in the joints, damaged gilt spine. One leaf (pp. 185/186) browned, the following leaves dampstained in lower part. Also a few leaves at the beginning dampstained in lower margin. Bookplate of John Lawson.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1811.
The first edition appeared in 1857.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).