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EDKINS, JOSEPH. Chinese Currency

Shanghai: Presbyterian Mission Press, 1901

151 pp. Original half red leather, cloth boards. Very good.

FIRST EDITION of this standard work on the history of Chinese currency. Edkins was a British Sinologist and Protestant missionary who spent 57 years in China, 30 of them in Beijing. Edkins published a much shorter book, totaling 29 pages, under the same title in 1890.