# 24707

LOVECHILD, Mrs. (attributed)

A peep at old Asia

$165.00 AUD

Merrill’s Pictorial Gallery. Part III. Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, [1847]. Royal octavo, pictorial yellow wrappers (front lightly marked), stitched, title page with original owner’s presentation inscription, 24 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound, a very good copy. Although predominantly an introduction for young readers to Chinese culture, this scarce pamphlet also includes text about Maori culture (mentioning tattooing and flax, and with accompanying illustration) and an illustration of bread fruit.

A single example recorded in Australian collections (SLNSW).