A Diary of the Siege of the Legations in Peking
Oliphant, Nigel

London Longmans, Green and Co. 1901 First edition Octavo in red cloth with silver lettering to spine. Slight wear to edges and corners. Head and heel of spine bumped. A few small spots of soiling to covers. Endpapers browned and a bit brittle, as are adjacent pages to a lesser extent. First free endpaper has some chipping. 227 p. w/ fold out color map, diagrams of different actions, index. The story of the most well known event of the Boxer Rebellion. Oliphant was a British employee of the Chinese Imperial Postal Service, and his brother David was killed in the siege. His record is considered one of the more even handed of the event. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 11281)


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