Chinese Account of the Opium War.
Shanghai Kelly & Walsh 1888
First edition pp.ii, 82, corrigenda leaf. The Pagoda Library, Volume 1. A disbound copy in very good condition. Half-title browned at foot, spine reinforced with tape, ink line in margin of pages 19-20. Ownership stamp of Sir Hiram S. Maxim.
An English translation of the last two chapters of the Sheng Wu-ki, by Wei Yuan. Sir Hiram Maxim was the inventor of the Maxim gun. He moved from his native USA to Britain in 1881 and became a British citizen.