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Chosön, the land of the morning calm : a sketch of Korea
AuthorLowell, Percival, 1855-1916
Pub. LocationBostonPublisherTicknor and Co.
Date1886Phys. Desc.x, 412 p. : ill., plates, 2 folded maps ; 27 cm
LocationRare Book FolioCall NumberDS902.2.L694 1886
Chosön, the land of the morning calm : a sketch of Korea / by Percival Lowell ; illustrated from photographs by the author.
Includes index.
This copy inscribed "Lizzie G. Stephens from P.(?) E. W."
Signed: Merlin J. Guilfoyle. N.B. Merlin Joseph Guilfoyle (July 15, 1908 – November 20, 1981) was an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Stockton from 1969 to 1979 and Auxiliary Bishop to San Francisco.{etc}. A number of Bp. Guilfoyle's books are in the Ricci Institute Library.

Where the day begins -- The geography of the peninsula -- The climate -- The coast -- Chemulpo -- The journey up to Söul -- The journey up to Söul, the second day -- The entry into Söul -- A walled city -- The watch-fires on the south mountain -- The government -- The triad of principles -- The quality of impersonality -- The patriarchal system -- Presentation at court -- A day at home -- The house of the sleeping waves -- The want of a religion -- The demon worship -- Söul by day -- Söul by night -- A Korean banquet -- My friend the mathematician -- Architecture -- Landscape gardening -- The palaces -- A chapter of horrors -- The valley of clothes -- Costume -- On hats -- An out-of-the-way corner in language -- The flower-stream temple -- Winter revels in a monastery -- Time -- A predicament -- The beacons of Pusan.

OCLC note: 25 Albertype plates from photographs of Korea by Percival Lowell. Forbes Albertype Co., Boston, did the plates......The pictures by him, as reproduced by the Forbes company, are striking and the tonal range of the collotypes is particularly effective in this book." -- Hanson collection catalog, p. 88.

Subject(s)Korea--Description and travel--19th century
Korea--Civilization--Pictorial works
Korea--Social life and customs
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEdition2nd ed.Rec. #19481