Selby, John THE PAPER DRAGON: An Account of the China Wars, 1840-1900
London: Arthur Barker Limited, (1968). 213764806 First edition, printing. Small octavo. Hardcover. A hint of sunning to the upper edges of the baby blue boards, else fine, in a lightly age-toned, lightly edgeworn near fine pictorial dust jacket. 214 pages, thirty-one b&w plates, ten maps, bibliography, and an index.
An extensively researched history of the relationship between England and China in the nineteenth century, during a series of wars that occurred as result of the conflict between Chinese nationalism and British imperialism.