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.