Geschichte des Chinesischen Reichesr von den Ältesten Zeiten bis auf den Frieden von Nanking. [History of the Chinese Empire from the Earliest Times until the Treaty of Nanking] - Charles [K. F. A.] Gützlaff, Karl Friedrich Neumann [Editor] 1847 - J.E. Gotta’schen Buchhaudlung, Stuttgart - First German Edition [First Published 1834] First edition of the German adaptation of A Sketch of Chinese History, Ancient and Modern. Edited by K. F. Neumann.
  Gützlaff ‘was ordained in 1826 and sent to the Dutch East Indies as an agent of the Netherlands Missionary Society. After a brief spell in Batavia with William Medhurst, he set out on 8 April 1827 to convert the Chinese settlers in the Riau archipelago. A year later he embarked on independent missionary work among the Chinese of Bangkok, Siam. Gützlaff next turned up on the China coast. As a result of his trip to Tientsin (Tianjin) in a Chinese junk in 1831, British traders began to make use of his extraordinary linguistic talents in their efforts to find new markets. Although he was later criticized for having associated with opium smugglers to propagate Christianity, Gützlaff regarded these trips as unique opportunities to preach and distribute Christian literature beyond the confines of Canton. Moreover, his Journal of Three Voyages Along the Coast of China in 1831, 1832, 1833 generated considerable interest in China in Western political, commercial, and religious circles, as did his Sketch of Chinese History, Ancient and Modern and the more controversial China Opened.’ [Oxford DNB]

References: Cordier,
Bibliotheca Sinica 589. Löwendahl, China Illustrata Nova 897 [English Editions].

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  Bound in recent half vellum, over hand made papered boards, green morocco spine label titled in gilt.   Condition: Very good, water stain to lower edge of early pages, one or two faint areas of foxing, in fine binding.   Ref: 105705   Price: HK$ 1,400