The Great Within - Maurice Collis 1941 - Faber and Faber Limited, London - First Edition Collice’s entertaining work on Chinese dynastic history from the end of the Ming dynasty. Divided into three parts, The Ruin of the Great Ming, The Great Ch’ing’s Opportunity, and, The Ruin of the Great Ch’ing.

A sharp copy In the wonderfully illustrated dust jacket which is scarce in this condition. Printed on laid paper and Illustrated throughout with plates and maps and with a large folding map to the rear.
  Provenance: Gift inscription to front end paper.

Large octavo (book size 22.6 x 14.5 cm) pp. 349 [3]. In publisher’s pale purple cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge stained yellow. Dust jacket priced 21s. net to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, light spotting to top edge, toning to endpapers, in near fine dust jacket, with minor wear to corners and spine ends.   Ref: 109196   Price: HK$ 1,600