BOXER, C.R (Edited by) ~ South China in the Sixteenth Century. Being the Narratives of Galeote Periera, Fr. Gaspar da Cruz, O.P., Fr. Martin de Rada, O.E.S.A. (1550-1575)
London, Printed for The Hakluyt Society, 1953
Hakluyt Society, Second Series. No CVI. Issued for 1953. 8vo [218 x 140 mm]; Pp. xci, 388. with half-title, 12 illustrations, ( 3 double page), including frontispiece showing Title Page of the the First European Book on China. 9 sketch maps (3 folding) all as called for. Publishers blue cloth with blind stamped ruling and decoration, Gilt device to upper and lower boards. Gilt title lettering to spine. Some pages unopened. Spine very slightly darkened with faint signs of a removed label to bottom of spine, and boards. Light rubbing to spine ends and along spine edges and corners. Minor signs of removed book plate or label on front free endpaper. Univ. Coll. embossed stamp to bottom edge of title page, otherwise a very good clean, sound and bright looking copy.
This book contains three narratives describing South China as it appeared to Portuguese and Spanish visitors to that country in the years 1550-1575. (preface). There are also references to Vietnam and Cambodia.