[A collection of essays, inquiries and answers regarding the term question of God in Chinese compiled by an American missionary]. BOONE, WILLIAM. J.: An Essay, on the Proper Rendering of the Words Elohim and ... [Theos in Greek letters] into the Chinese language. Canton, the office of the Chinese Repository, 1848.
Pp. vi, blank leaf, pp. 69. Some annotations and minor staining. Cordier BS 1281-82. BOUND TOGETHER WITH:[MEDHURST, WALTER HENRY]: An Inquiry into the Proper mode of Rendering the word God in translating the Sacred Scriptures into the Chinese language. Shanghai, Mission Press, 1848. Pp. (ii), 170. Some annotations in margin. Small wormhole affecting last few leaves (no loss). Cordier BS 1282. LŲwendahl 1772. AND:[MEDHURST, W.H. / STRONACH, JOHN / MILNE, W.C. / LOCKHART, W. / MUIRHEAD, W. / EDKINS, J.]: [Head title]: To the Protestant Missionaries labouring at Hongkong, and the Five Ports of China. [ Shanghai 1850]. Pp. 22. No title page. Cordier BS 1283. AND:MEDHURST, W.H.: On the true meaning of the word Shin, as exhibited in the quotations adduced under that word, in the Chinese imperial Thesaurus, called the Pei-wan-yun-foo. Shanghae, the Mission Press, 1849. Title page (= front cover) missing. Pp. 88. Some staining at the beginning. Some marginal tears. Cordier BS 1283. AND:MEDHURST, W.H.: An Inquiry into the Proper mode of translating Ruach & Pneuma, in the Chinese version of the Scriptures. [Shanghai 1849]. No title page. Pp. 75. Cordier BS 1284. AND:MEDHURST, W.H.: Reply to the Bishop of Victoria's ten reasons in favour of T'een-shin. No place or date. One folio sheet. Text in three columns. An article- Cordier BS 1286. AND:LEGGE, JAMES: An Argument for ... (Shang Te) as the proper rendering of the words Elohim and Theos, in the Chinese, with Strictures on the Essay of Bishop Boone in favour of the term ... (Shin), etc, etc. Hongkong, at the Hongkong Register Office, 1850. Pp. (v), 43. Holes running through the last 20 pages, at the end rather big with some loss. Legge is refering to the first work above by Boone. Cordier BS 1284. See comments at LŲwendahl 1131. The collection is disbound. Paper is very brittle. Housed in a specially made cloth box. Copy of Michael Simpson Culbertson (1819-62), American born missionary stationed in Ningpo from 1845 to 1851 and in Shanghai from 1851 to 1862 when he died of cholera.
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