Ling-Nam or Interior Views of Southern China. Including Explorations in the hitherto Untraversed Island of Hainan - B. C. Henry 1886 - S. W. Partridge and Co., London - First Edition An exceptional and thus scarce example of this title, the Brooke-Hitching copy, housed in custom slipcase.

Illustrated throughout including frontispiece, two double-page maps of Canton and one of Hainan, twenty full page illustrations and numerous in-text sketches.

Reverend Benjamin Couch Henry (1850-1901), one of the founders of Lingnan University, was an American, Princeton educated, Presbyterian missionary who spent 20 years in Southern China. In addition to his missionary work he collected plants including many new species.
  Provenance: From the library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, with his later dark blue slipcase. Earlier prize inscription dated 1894.

Reference: Cordier,
Bibliotheca Sinica 2147. Natural History Museum.

Octavo (book size 19.8x15cm), pp. 511 [1]. Publisher’s pagination includes plates. In publisher’s pale mauve cloth, spine and front board lettered and illustrated in gilt, black and light blue, orange and black patterned endpapers. Housed in later dark blue slipcase.
  Condition: Near fine, light rubbing to edges and corners, foxing to edges and lighter to first few pages.   Ref: 109735   Price: HK$ 6,000