# 26216


The life of Quong Tart ; or, how a foreigner succeeded in a British community.

$750.00 AUD

Sydney : W.M. Maclardy, 1911. Octavo, original blind blocked blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and design to upper board, gilt lettered spine (very slightly sunned, with a couple of small chips), without the loose errata slip, 99 pp, [18] leaves of plates, short edge tears to pp. 51-52 and accompanying plate, else a very good copy of a very scarce book.

The extraordinary story of Mei Quong Tart (1850–1903), who arrived on the New South Wales goldfields from China with his uncle in 1859 and became one of Sydney’s most successful merchants, operating a number of popular silk stores and tearooms.