The Far East
New Series, Volume 2
January 1877 - June 1877

 

 

 

 
Black, John Reddie:
The Far East: Monthly Journal, Illustrated with Photographs New Series, Volume 2 (Jan 1877 - Jun 1877), Shanghai, "Printed for the Proprietor, at the Far East Printing Office, 18 Nanking Road," Published Simultaneously in Tokio, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Hongkong, 4to (8 5/8 x 10 7/8 in - 22 x 27 cm), red cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on front and spine, 6 monthly issues bound into a book, two page introduction (i-ii), 39 pages of plates with 39 sepia tone albumen photographs tipped in, 138 numbered pages of text.

The journals are printed on high quality medium thickness paper. The text is in double column format printed front and back. The albumen photographs are tipped to plate on one side only and the plate contains a frame line or decorative border and descriptive title. Each photograph is accompanied by a text explanation of the significance of the image. In the earlier first series (1870-1875) smaller photographs are sometimes found tipped onto the text pages. You do not see this in this volume. All photographs are tipped to separate pages. The table of contents of the book is presented below. However, the published contents listing is far from comprehensive.

A sample illustrated article titled Rambling Notes, Adrift and at Anchor, No. 3. - Formosa and Liu-Kiu in the March, 1877 issue is posted here.

Bound in before the May issue is a single page, printed on one side only, subscription information sheet. A picture of this sheet is here. The subscripion prices were:

Quarterly -- $3.50
Half-yearly -- $6.00
Yarly -- $10.00

Volume 1 was offered for $13 until June 15th (1877) and after that date, $15.00.

During the years from 1870-1875, The Far East was published in Japan. Primarily because of Japanese censorship laws, Black relocated to Shanghai. This volume (New Series, Volume 2) continues the printing of the Journal outside of Japan. While printed in Shanghai, it purports to be "Published Simultaneously in Tokio, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Hongkong."

General Contents of Volume 1:

  • Title Page.

  • Table of Contents (1+ page).

  • List of Illustrations (1 page).

  • Six Monthly Journals (Jan 1877 - Jun 1877) with text pages numbered sequentially (1-138).

  • Subscription information page bound in before the May issue.

  • 39 black and white (sepia tone) albumen photographs tipped to 39 plates. The plates are not numbered or included in the total of 138 pages of text.

Title Page.

Table of Contents (Click Here to See Pic).

 

CONTENTS OF VOL. 2 -- NEW SERIES.

JANUARY TO JUNE, 187.
                                                               Page
RAMBLING NOTES, ADRIFT AND AT ANCHOR,
  No. 1. Japan .........................................        1
  No. 2. Nagasaki Harbour...............................        2
  No. 3. First visit to Nagasaki........................       37
  No. 4. Formosa and Liu Kiu ...........................       51
MANNERS AND CUSTOMS IN THE FAR EAST.
  No. 6. Chinese Medical Practice at Macao .............        3
  No. 7. Principals Ceremonials of Worship and
         religions acts.................................        4
  No. 8. Chinese dress in Macco. Opium smoking. Compression
         of the feet of females; and other characteristics.    27
  No. 9. On the food of the Chinese in Macao............       28
  No. 10. The floating population.
          Domestic usages in Macao.......................      29
JAPANESE LEGENDS AND TALES :
  No. 2. About the Invisible world -- Jigoku (Hades).....       6
       do.  do.  do. -- Goku-raku (Paradise).............       8
  No. 3. The story of Gokn...............................      30
  No. 4. Diabutz and the whale...........................      6l
  No. 5. Buried alive....................................      83
"MURDER WILL OUT" by W. C. Stent.........................       9
THE "WEN MIAOU," Commonly called " The Confuciau Temple,"
  in  Shanghai, by C. Schmidt.............................     11
SIKAWEI AND Su KWANG-CHI  do. ............................     12
ON THE RELIGIONS OF ANCIENT GREECE - A Lecture, by the
  Very Rev. Dean Butcher.................................      14
WALTER HENRY MEDHURST, ESQ., Late H. B. M. Consul in Shanghai  22
M. PROSPER GIQUEL, Director in Chief of the Foochow Arsenal    24
THE LISTENER..............................................     41
VERNACULAR NEWSPAPERS in the Far East...... ..............     44
JAPANESE FINANCIAL STATEMENT for the year ending
  9th July 1876...........................................     47
THE CHINESE; their capabilities as Engineers;
  Prize Essay by J. M. Nesbit.............................     54
THE Fu--Death announcement of Parent......................     63
THE PLAINS OF SHIMOSA AND KADSUSA, JAPAN,
  History of an Old and New Pasture: --
  1. The Old..............................................     65
  2. The New..............................................     65
H. E. SIR HARRY S. PARKES, K.C.B., H.B.M. Minister in Japan    67
THE PRESENT INSURRECTION IN JAPAN: --
  No. 1. Shimadzu Saburo, Saigo Kitchinosuke, and
    Okubo Toshimiti.......................................     71
  No. 2. Further reflections .............................     93
DESCRIPTION OF THE KINGDOM THAI, OR SIAM
  Chapter I. .............................................     80
  Chapter II. ............................................    1ll
  Chapter III. ...........................................    113
THE LATE GENERAL WARD, Erection of a Memorial Hall to
  him by the Chinese......................................     86
CHIT CHAT FOR HoME READERS, by a Griffin,
  No. 1.  ................................................     88
  No. 2.  ................................................     96
  No. 3.  ................................................    117
WEN TIEN HSIANG...........................................    100
MEMOIR OF GENERALS WARD AND BURGEVINE, AND THE EVER
  CONQUERING LEGION; BY D. J. MACGOWAN, M. D.
  Part 1. ..................... ..........................    102
  Part 2. ................................................    119
LI HEN SUNG (Li Aitang)...............................NOTE    105
THE MISSIONARY CONFERENCE, SHANGHAI, MAY, 1877............    124

 
Illustrations
[Top title as described in the "The Illustrations"
Bottom title as actually printed on the plate
Orientation of the plate and size in cm]

 
View in Nagasaki (after page 2)

"Nakashima Kawa, Nagasaki"
Horizontal - 14. x 9.5 cm

Theatrical Group (after page 4)

"Theatrical Group"
Horizontal - 19.9 x 13.5 cm

The West Gate, Shanghai (after page 6)

"The West Gate and Wall, Shanghai City"
Horizontal - 19.9 x 13.2 cm

The Temple of Confucius, Shanghai (after page 8)

"The Wen Miaou, or Temple of Confucius, Shanghai City"
Horizontal - 19.9 x 12.6 cm

Within the Walls, Shanghai (after page 10)

"Within the City Wall, Shanghai, The Confucian Temple
Buildings in the Background"
Horizontal - 20.2 x 13.5 cm

Part of the French Monastery, Sikawei (after page 12)

"Part of the French Monastery at Sikawei"
Horizontal - 19.9 x 13 cm

The Observatory of the French Fathers (after page 14)

"The Observatory of the French Fathers at Sikawei"
Horizontal - 19.9 x 13.3 cm

Japanese Geishas (after page 18)

"Japanese Geishas - Singing Girls"
Horizontal - 14.4 x 9.4 cm

W. H. Medhurst, Esquire (after page 22)

"W. H. Medhurst, Esquire, - Late H. B. M. Counsel at Shanghai"
Vertical - 14.1 x 9.4 cm

M. Prosper Giquel (after page 24)

"M. Prosper Giquel -- Director in Chief of Foochow Arsenal"
Vertical - 13.9 x 9.6 cm

Chinese Woman's Small Feet (after page 28)

"Small Feet of a Chinese Woman"
Horizontal - 12.9 x 9.8 cm

Dwellings of the Poor (after page 32)

"Dwellings of the Poor, on the River-Side, Shanghai"
Horizontal - 20 x 13.4 cm

Itinerant Restaurant (after page 36)

"A Perambulating Restaurant"
Horizontal - 19.6 x 13.1 cm

Mandarin Tax Boat on the Whampo (after page 40)

"Mandrin Tax Junk and Sampans on the Whangpo River"
Horizontal - 19.8 x 12.8 cm

Temple of Osuwa sama, Nagasaki (after page 44)

"Temple in Nagasaki"
Horizontal - 17.1 x 10.1

The Right Rev. Bishop Russell (after page 48)

"Right Rev. Dr. Russell; Bishop of North China"
Vertical - 13 x 9.5 cm

The Cathedral, Shanghai (after page 52)

"The Cathedral, Shanghai"
Horizontal - 19.9 x 13.2

H. E. Sir Harry S. Parkes, K. C. B. (after page 56)

"H. E. Sir Harry Parks, K.C.B.
H.B.M Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan"
Vertical - 13 x 8.5 cm

The Police Office, Yard, and Fire-bell, Shanghai (after page 60)

"The Municipal Police Office, Yard, and Fire Bell, Shanghai"
Horizontal - 20 x 13.2 cm

Ningpo Woman (after page 64)

"Ningpo Woman"
Vertical - 12.9 x 9.5 cm

The Custom House, Shanghai (after page 68)

"The Custom House, Shanghai"
Horizontal - 20.1 x 13 cm

Upper Sections of the Shanghai Anchorage, Shanghai (after page 72)

"The Upper Sections of the Anchorage, Shanghai"
Horizontal - 17 x 9.7 cm

The Princess' Grave, Foochow (after page 76)

"The Princess' Grave, Foochow"
Horizontal 19.8 x 13.5 cm

H. E. Sir Arthur E. Kennedy, C.B., G.C.M.G. (after page 80)

"H.E. Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy, C.B., G.C.M.G.
Late Governor of Hongkong"
Vertical - 12.9 x 9.5 cm

Caligraphy of one of the Empresses Dowager (after page 84)

"Caligraphy of One of the Empresses Dowager"
Vertical - 15.4 x 9.4 cm

Group at the "Ward" Memorial Hall (after page 88)

"Group at the Inauguration of the Ward Memorial Hall"
Horizontal - 19.6 x 12.8 cm

Buildings in Shanghai, from the Public Garden (after page 90)

"View Taken in the Public Gardens, Shanghai -
Messrs. Siemssen & Co., Comtior d'Escompte -
The Masonic Hall - Messrs W. Pustau & Co."
Horizontal - 20 x 13 cm

Higo Castle, Kumamoto, Japan (after page 94)

"Higo Castle, Kumamoto, Japan"
Horizontal - 19.6 x 13.1

Nagasaki Harbour General View (after page 98)

"Nagasaki"
Horizontal - 19.6 x 13.2 cm

General Ward (after page 102)

"General Ward"
Vertical - 9 x 5.5 cm

Loong-hwa Pagoda (after page 106)

"Loong-haw Pagoda"
Vertical - 13.9 x 9.5 cm

The Grand Stand, Shanghai Race Course (after page 108)

"The Grand Stand, Shanghai Race-course"
Horizontal - 19.8 x 13.7 cm

Part of Race Course, from the Grand Stand (after page 110)

"Portion of Race-course, Shanghai, From the Grand Stand,
Looking North-East"
Horizontal - 17 x 10 cm

Roman Catholic Monastery, near Feng huaug Shan (after page 114)

"The Shen-Mu T'an, Hall of the Holly Mother;
Roman Catholic Cathedral, Shei-Shan"
Horizontal - 17 x 10 cm

Tea Houses at Oji, Near Tokio, Japan (after page 118)

"The Tea-House at O-ji, Near Tokio, Japan"
Horizontal - 17 x 10 cm

Statue to Admiral Protet, in front of French Municipal Hall
(after page 122)

"Statue to Admiral Protet, in Front of the French Municipal
Hall, Shanghai"
Vertical - 12.7 x 9.5 cm

Group of Missionaries Over 10 years in China (after page 126)

"Members of the Missionary Conference at Shanghai, Who Had Been
Engaged in Mission Work in China, Over 10 Years"
Horizontal - 19.7 x 13 cm

Group of Missionaries Under 10 years in China (after page 130)

"Members of the Missionary Conference at Shanghai, Who Had Been
Engaged in Mission Work in China, Under 10 Years"
Horizontal - 20.1 x 13.2 cm

Monumental Cross in British Consular Grounds (after page 134)

"Monumental Cross, in the British Consular Grounds, Shanghai"
Horizontal - 16.7 x 10 cm

Summary of Plates/Photographs

   China Related Albumen Photographs (tipped in)
32 photographs on 29 plates
    
   Japan Related Albumen Photographs (tipped in)
 7 photographs on 7 plates
   
39 albumen photographs tipped onto 39 plates.


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