Ross, John: HISTORY OF COREA, ANCIENT AND MODERN. With Descriptions of Manners and Customs, Language and Geography. London, (1879). xii, 404 pp. 8 plates, 4 in colour, 3 maps (one folding) 23x15 cm. Decorative cloth.
Contains good account of customs and conditions in Korea in the mid-19th century with comparisons to Chinese customs. This is the first history of Korea in English and also has a section on Korean social customs. The four colour plates have fresh colour and show a number of people in various Korean costumes. Covers very slightly loose. Dedication on title page. Generally a good copy of a scarce and pioneering work.
Subjects: Korea Travel
Item 525 in List 203.
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