New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894. Fourth Edition. William Elliot Griffis (September 17, 1843 – February 5, 1928) was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author. The present volume is divided into three parts: (I) Ancient and Medieval History, (II) Political and Social Corea and (III) Modern and Recent History. Selected by scholars as being culturally important, this book has been reprinted many times during the last one hundred years. More than two dozen maps, plans, and illustrations, including a color folding map of Cho-sen (Corea) bound in back. Hard cover, no dust jacket. 474 pages.
8vo., xxix, 474pp.; VG; 1/4 bound with black cloth and gilt lettering on spine, orange cloth boards; mild fraying to head and tail of spine, 'B' of 'Scribners' on tail of spine frayed off; mild shelfwear and rubbing; small booksellers sticker on front pastedown; ex library sticker on front pastedown, not filled out, no other library information on book; slight staining to textblock; frontispiece with tissue-guard, slight staining of tissue-guard onto title page; folding map in rear, excellent condition; 4pp. ads in rear; shelved case 9.