Lot 352: English and Chinese Lessons, 1872

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Lot 352: Author: Loomis, A.W.; Title: English and Chinese Lessons; Place Published: New York; Publisher: American Tract Society; Date Published: [1872]; Description: 188 pp. With text illustrations and woodcut on title page. (12mo) 19x13 cm (7½x5"), publisher's red cloth spine with paper over boards, 4 large Chinese characters on front cover. First Edition.Inscription on front paste-down page: "This book belongs to St. Andrew's Chinese School 5th Ave. and 127th St., New York." Augustus Ward Loomis (1803-1897) and his wife Mary Ann were Presbyterian missionaries to Chekiang Province, China and to the Chinese in San Francisco. His English and Chinese Lessons was intended for adult Chinese who were learning English, but according to the author it can also be used to learn Chinese. Condition: Wear and rubbing to boards; pages yellowing; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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