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Book Condition: Good
Illustrated with drawings throughout, large 8vo, pp 131, printed in red-brown ink, edges uncut, bound in card with original printed limp vellum/parchment dustwrapper, a little marked and rubbed, some foxing internally on the very edges of the pages. With inscription on front endpaper - "To Thomas Barlow Esq., with the editor's kind regards, May 11, 1887". [Almost certainly a gift to Thomas Barlow, the youngest of seven children of John Barlow, a Quaker of Alderley Edge in Cheshire. In 1848 he founded the firm Barlow & Co. in Manchester, manufacturing and trading in textiles in the UK. From the mid-1850s the firm started importing cotton from America and began exporting textiles to India and the Far East. In 1864 he founded Thomas Barlow & Bro. and during the 1870s and 1880s established his own trade agencies in Calcutta, Shanghai and Singapore to export goods from the UK, to import tea and coffee, and to acquire his own plantations in these regions. TB married in 1855 Mary Ann Emmott, the daughter of another Quaker entrepreneur at Disley near Stockport, and settled at Torkington Lodge in Hazel Grove, near Sandbach.] A MUCH BETTER THAN AVERAGE COPY.