Fair. Acceptable condition. Good as reading copy. Text is clean. Some age-toning of pages. Bottom corner of ffep is torn. Some soiling and staining of outer pages. General wear and tear. No DJ. Cover has soiling, fading, and fraying along edges, spine and corners and dents/bumping to spine/corners. Glass-ring mark on front cover.
Very Good in Fair jacket. Book 389pp. Map endpapers. Illustrated. No previous ownership inscriptions. Corners bumped. The jacket is price clipped and has much surface peeling to the back panel, probably due to being stored damp and then shelved. The spine of the jacket is spotted. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
Hardcover. Large octavo. 390pp. Red cloth lettered in black on spine. Map endpapers. Bibliography & index. B/w frontis. & illustrations. Top-edge toned, spine ends a little rubbed, else a clean VG copy in near-VG dust jacket (dust jacket rubbed & discolored, 1" tear near top of spine).
Very Good in Good dust jacket. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Rectory stamp on fep. No other marking or writing noted in book. Boards are straight and corners are square. DJ is whole, edge has small tears along edge, shelf rub present. 388 pages.; 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; 388 pages.
Very Good in Good+ jacket. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Cloth. Good+. First Edition. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. "Generation of Giants: The Story of the Jesuits in China in the last Decades of the Ming Dynasty." Illustrated. Map endpapers. The dustjacket is lightly soiled with a 1/8 x 1/4 inch chip at the top of the spine. Otherwise, overall, the dj is in very good condition and the book is in very good condition.
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