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Keswick, Maggie (ed.).
The Thistle and the Jade. A Celebration of 150 Years of Jardine, Matheson & Co.

London Octopus Books: 1982.

Jardine, Matheson & Co. was founded in Canton in 1832, and has been a major player in the Chinese export trade ever since. This company-sponsored 150th birthday book features a wealth of information on the 19th century history of the company and its export trade and business in China, illustrated with period art and documents. There's a also a bunch of 20th-century related material, but if you aren't interested, you have our permission to ignore it.

Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 272 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35434
Price: $ 65.00      

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