The Little Chinese Girl
The Little Chinese Girl

[CHINA] PARSONS, Nell (author). The Little Chinese Girl.

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[CHINA] PARSONS, Nell (author) The Little Chinese Girl. London; Robert Culley. [1909].

Royal 8vo. Publisher's brown pictorial cloth blocked in flesh pink, yellow, black, and blue, lettered gilt to spine, top edges olivine, others untrimmed; pp. [viii], 9-103 + [i]; with a total of 4 coloured plates and 65 illustrations in line by the author; a striking copy with small rubbing to extremities, a little blistering to cloth at upper joint, and tiny wear to forecorner tips; internally crisp and sound with the expected toning to stock, a small ink-stamped name and address "Rev. Arthur Hallack, M.A." to front free endpaper and with a neat Congregational Schools' label to upper pastedown (with no other library signs), below which is ink-stamped "Permanent Exhibit"; scarce.
First edition. The story of Kai Tzu and her family: a tale with Christian missionary undertones. Only 4 copies listed on Copac (BL; SOAS; Cambridge and Oxford) and 3 additional examples on WorldCat (Nat. Lib. of Scotland; Field Museum Library (US); Nat. Library of China).