Lot 357: Triad and other Chinese-American Secret Societies of the 1880s

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Lot 357: Author: N/A; Title: The first American scholarly study of the Triad and other Chinese-American secret societies that preceded the Tongs; Place Published: N/A; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1890; Description: Stewart Culin. "The I Hing or 'Patriotic Rising' / A Secret Society Among the Chinese in America" (offprint from the Proceedings of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadlephia, 1887-89); and Chinese Secret Societies in the U.S. (offprint from the Journal of American Folk-lore, 1890: and Customs of the Chinese in America (offprint from the Journal of American Folk-Lore, 1890) Original wrappers. 22pp. total, not consecutively numbered. Inscribed "Compliments of the author" on front-wrapper. With Culin's card inserted. The second of three landmark Culin studies of Chinese-American society offered in this auction. Complete description available. Please contact pba@pbagalleries.com for more information. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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