6.25 X 9.25 inches. This vintage copy is unique for being free of library markings. Assumed First Edition, published by: F. Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition. Green cloth boards feature an illustration and Chinese lettering in green ink, and the bookseller's title.Cover corners are scuffed with some exposed board. Spine is sunned with faded gilt, with crushed head and tail. Front shoulder has a nearly two-inch split from head; split at middle of back shoulder is under 4 inches.
Hinges exhibit a good deal of play, with the front hinge cracked, and back hinge cracked an inch or 2 from ends. Pastedowns and endpapers are darkened with some smudging and dirt. Front pastedown exhibits some rippling. There are a couple gutter gaps between some signatures.
Interior is free of writing and intentional marks. Inside pages are gently toned, moreso at page edges. Inked head of text block has some fading and dust. Other text block edges are darkened with dust and age.
Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. He was personal physician to the Chinese royal household when this book was written. From the preface: In the following pages I have endeavored to give an accurate and comprehensive account of the Siege in Peking and of the Boxer movement that led up to it. Authentic details furnished by representatives of those legations whose work has been specially mentioned have made possible a greater detail in those cases.
I regret that others who had promised me accounts of their work have failed to furnish the promised material. The siege at Pei Tang or North Cathedral, coincident with that of the legations and civilians, is not described for the reason that we were absolutely cut off from them for over sixty days and knew nothing of their movements. Much detail that might be interesting to many I have been obliged to omit, as it would make the book too cumbersome. More photos available upon request. #panoplybooks #rarebooks #artbooks #usedbooks #bookboutique #collectiblebooks #antiquebooks #vintagebooks #bookstore.We also welcome additional information on any of our listings. FULL VALUE will be declared on all overseas items. Thank you for your interest in this listing! The item "BELEAGUERED IN PEKING-THE BOXER'S WAR Robert Coltman 1901 China military account" is in sale since Thursday, December 8, 2016. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "panoply57" and is located in Lambertville, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.