ROSS, John (1842-1915)
History of Corea: Ancient and Modern with Descriptions of Manners and Customs, Language, and Geography. Paisley: J. and R. Parlane [ca 1879]
8vo (220 x 140 mm). 8 engraved plates (4 hand-colored), 3 maps. (Marginal dampstaining.) Contemporary half morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt-lettered. Ross, a missionary at Mukden, encountered the Koreans on the borders of Manchuria, and started to study their language, manners, customs and geography, about which he later wrote this first-hand account.