WILLIS, Anna Frances, and G.Christoper WILLIS. Tales from the Middle Kingdom … (Second Edition).

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WILLIS, Anna Frances, and G.Christoper WILLIS. Tales from the Middle Kingdom … (Second Edition). Shanghai, The Christian Book Room, [1931].

Small 8vo. Original red cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and with colour illustrated laid onto front cover, red duct wrapper replicating the design underneath, but with circular cut-out to reveal colour illustration, order from for this book stil attached to front inside flap; pp. [x, including sketch map in black and blue and sectional title with colout illustration], plates after photographs (one in colour), a few pages printed in red and black, apart from excised front free endpaper a near-fine copy.
A very stylish bookproduction and informative nwork on China, including stories of piracy, robbery, Conficianism and Christianity, life on a house boat, and the penal system.