CHINESE INTEREST. JOHN CHINAMAN by Rowe Lingstone. London: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh no date . 4to (7 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge wear, VG+. This is a stereotypical view of China, told in verse by Lingstone. Illustrated with vibrant chromolithographs highlighted in gold on every page. "Their faces yellow as a guinea, grin ever in a way unpleasant. No nose have they, or scarcely any, eye-slits that slope to where it isn't." Nice copies like this are very hard to find.