Very scarce volume, the first published by Nevius, on missionary work in China. John Livingston Nevius [1829-1893] was one of the most influential missionaries to Asia in the 19th century. While working in China, what came to be known as the "Nevius" method of missionary work became the backbone for the very effective Presbyterian mission in Korea, etc.
The present volume details the first missionary activity ever in San-Poh, north of Ningpo. According to Nevius, it had never been visited by Westerners before he and F. F. Gough traveled there in 1856.
No other copies on the market.
Nevius, John L. San-Poh, Or, North of the Hills. A Narrative of Missionary Work in an Outstation in China. Philadelphia. Presbyterian Board of Publication. 1869. 144pp.
Good copy with wear at extremities. Small splits at hinge and bumped, rubbed through at corners. Blank ffep lacking and no frontis if one is called for. Textually some handling, pencil scribbles, but solid and complete.