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Decree of the Emperor of China, asking for counsel, and the replies of the administration, 1850-51, : with other papers. [compiled by T.F.W.]
Bib ID 6183713
Format BookBook
Description London, Harrison, 59 Pall Mall, Bookseller to The Queen and H.R.H The Prince of Wales, 1878 
273 p.; 34 cm. 
Summary

"When the Emperor of China, whose reign is known as Hien Fê ng, ascended the Throne in 1850, he issued a Decree requiring all Ministers competent to address him, "to speak plainly" upon the conditions and requirements of the Empire. Their replies to this appeal came out in the Peking Gazette, and I [T.F.W.] made at the time either precis or translations of them, with the intention of publishing them as the Appendix to a Note upon the state of China" -- Preface.

Notes

"Printed for private sale."

Selected translations from Peking Gazette, 1850-51.

"From the short preface by "T.F.W.", it is clear this work was compiled and translated by Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818-1895)" -- [Asia Bookroom Catalogue]

"(Peking Gazette, 21st March,1850.)-Decree of the Emperor Yih Chu, whose Reign is styled Hien Fung, inviting Rebuke and Words of Admonition." -- [p.1]

Binding

Professionally rebound using 19th century boards worn with a little loss at corners, contrasting modern maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt, modern endpapers and blanks. 

Subjects China - History - Xianfeng, 1850-1861 - Sources.  |  China - Politics and government - 1644-1912 - Sources.
Other authors/contributors Wade, T. F. (Thomas Francis), 1818-1895, comp
Also Titled

State of China 1850-1851

Peking gazette

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