The War Tiger - or - Adventures and Wonderful Fortunes of the Young Sea Chief and His Lad Chow. A tale of the conquest of China. - William Dalton 1879 - J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia Illustrated with seven full page plates by H. S. Melville. One of the earliest full length Children’s books written about China, and the second by Dalton following his publication of Wolf-Boy in China.

Set during the last Tartar Conquest of China and featuring our hero Nicholas, the son of the great merchant Chin-Chi-Loong, who from humble beginnings as an orphan rescued by Portuguese priests at Macao, had becomes a wealthy sea captain and illustrious merchant.
  Reference: Shih-Wen Chen - China in British Children’s Fiction.

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  Condition: Near fine. Bookplate and small owners name. Minor rubbing to edges.   Ref: 104396   Price: HK$ 1,500