Os Chins de Macau [The Chinese of Macao].
SAMPAIO Manuel de Castro (1867.)
£2250.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. One folding map, folded albumen map of Macao, as well as additional albumen portrait frontispiece. 8vo. Slightly later half-calf. Overall a very good presentation copy to José Maria da Ponte e Horta (1824-1892) the Governor of Macau. [xi], 114, [iv](contents & other works by the same author). Hong Kong, Noronha & Filhos,
Manuel de Castro Sampaio (1827-1875) was sent to Macao as part of the army medical corps. He rose to Lieutenant of the Garrison of Macao and was a man of scholarly and literary ambitions. The present title is dedicated to the Royal Asiatic Society of London and is regarded as one of the most important sources about Chinese society in Macao in the 19th century. In thirteen chapters this book deals with the manners and customs of the Chinese, their clothing, food & drink, weddings, housing, laws, religion, medicine, ceremonies, feasts, processions, superstitions as well as their commerce. The last chapter deals with emigration from Macao, particularly to Havana. Rare. Only six copies in OCLC.
Stock Code: 209308