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Drake, F.S. The History of Chinese Geographical Discovery. Part One: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Han Dynasty. Part Two: From the Six Dynasties to the Present Time. Part Three: Notes. [Hong Kong] 1962
Three volumes, folio typescript, pp.(114), (119), 45 maps, 16 folding. Bound by Sam Ying Company of Hong Kong. A very good set in contemporary cloth, spines gilt.

Unique well preserved typescripts of a course of lectures on Chinese geographical discovery, delivered by Professor Frederick Seguier Drake (1892-1976), probably at the University of Hong Kong in the 1950s. Drake was an Englishman born in China. Early in life he was ordained and became a missionary, but quickly became more known as a scholar of China particularly of its archaeology. He became Dean of the Faculty of Divinity at Qiliu (Cheeloo) University in Shandong and later Chair of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong which he occupied for twelve years. He is best known for leading the archaeological excavation of the Lei Cheng Uk Eastern Han Tomb in 1955-7, now a national monument.