Item #1487 Sabbath Reading. Vol. VIII. No. 4...The Sweet By-and-By. The Chinese to Be Read Downward, Beginning at the Right-Hand Column [caption title]. Chinese Americana.

Sabbath Reading. Vol. VIII. No. 4...The Sweet By-and-By. The Chinese to Be Read Downward, Beginning at the Right-Hand Column [caption title]

New York: 1882. [8]pp. Quarto. Printed on a single folded sheet. Closed tear at fore-edge, partially repaired with tape; a few separations along folds. Light tanning; light foxing at edges. Good. Item #1487

A nice example of this Congregational missionary newsletter published weekly in New York, most interesting for its printing of a translation of "The Sweet By-And-By" into Chinese on the front cover. The internal matter includes a sermon, Bible lesson, missionary news, and several parable and historical anecdotes. Congregationalist missionaries were very active amongst Chinese immigrant populations on both coasts, and the present piece provides an interesting message of inclusion just after the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed in Congress.

Price: $250.00