Lot 237: [BIBLE IN CHINESE, THE NEW TESTAMENT], 1894, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO JOHN CHALMERS

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November 7, 2016
London, United Kingdom

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Description: PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO JOHN MORRISON CHALMERS "of Hong Kong, in recognition of valuable service rendered to the [British & Foreign Bible Society] Society in China...", signed by members of the Committee, "delegate's version", 4to (312 x 225mm.), Chinese text, title printed in black and red, large type framed within an ornamental red border, original black morocco, titled in gold on upper cover, with bamboo pattern stamped in blind, gilt edges, front endpaper loose, slightly rubbed
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Literature: Darlow and Moule 2606
Provenance: Presented to the Scottish missionary John Morrison Chalmers (1825-1899), son-in-law of famed missionary and Chinese scholar Robert Morrison; thence by family descent
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