The Annual Report of Foochow Missionary Hospital, Foochow, China, for the Year Ending January 31st, 1912 [Cover title: The Battle of Foochow]. CHINA, H. N. KINNEAR.

The Annual Report of Foochow Missionary Hospital, Foochow, China, for the Year Ending January 31st, 1912 [Cover title: The Battle of Foochow]

Foochow: Foochow College Press, 1912. First Edition. Small, slim octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's pale pink decorative wrappers; [2],26pp.; photographic frontispiece, 4 leaves of plates, including one mounted facsimile printed on yellow handmade stock; additionally tipped in on p. [27] are five strips of colored paper to recreate the new Chinese flag, "five broad band stripes -- Red - Yellow - Blue - White - Black--representing the five original parts of the Republic of China proper -- Mongolia - Manchuria - Thibet - Eastern Turkistan" (p. 26). Faint vertical crease, wrappers a bit dust-soiled and slightly faded along extremities, tiny splits at spine ends, else Very Good, internally fine. Laid in fundraising leaflet calling for monetary donations, together with a separate donation blank printed on pale green stock.

The Foochow (alt. spelling Fuzhou) Hospital's annual report covering almost exclusively the overnight revolutionary uprising which took place in the city on November 9 and 10, 1911. Includes a photograph of the Surgeon-in-Charge Dr. Kinnear with his first patient injured during the hositilities, "a boy from the preparatory military school, who had been throwing bombs at the 'Water Gate.' He was within the gallery of the gate, and missing his aim, threw the bomb against the side of the window through which he was attempting to throw it. His lip was badly torn, and he had a flesh wound of his right leg" (p. 7). Kinnear goes on to describe his other patients, all Chinese, many of whom perished over the course of the following days from their wounds. A significant first-hand account of one of the last battles before the fall of the Qing dynasty.

Price: $500.00

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