Wang Keaou Lwan Pih Neen Chang Han, or,
THOM Robert translator (1839.)
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The Lasting Resentment of Miss Keaou Lwan Wang. A Chinese Tale: Founded on Fact. Translated from the Original by Sloth. First edition. One lithograph plate. 8vo. Bound in modern buckram, some wear, signed by the author on the title (some soiling). Library ticket 'St Xavier College, Soc. Jes.' pasted on dedication page. [viii], 66pp. Canton, Canton Press Office,
Robert Thom, 1807-1846, worked for some years with Jardine Matheson at Canton, where he developed a good knowledge of Chinese, and he dedicates this translation to William Jardine, James Matheson, and Henry Wright "as a trifling mark of gratitude and respect". In 1843 he was appointed British consul at Ningbo. He was an official linguist during the Opium war and took over from Robert Morrison as interpreter during the 1843 treaty negotiations. This is his first published translation, which was taken and adapted from the 11th volume of the 12 vol. Ming anthology, Jin gu qi guan "Wonderful stories of modern and ancient times". The plate was lithographed in Canton after a Chinese woodblock illustration. Lust 1103.
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