Ginseng Rare Book 1901 by Carlos Paseador

 

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GINSENG

The Crop thats Worth its Weight in Sterling Silver.

PUBLISHED: The Chinese-American Ginseng Co.

Joplin, Missouri. 1901



Small 8vo (4.5 x 5.5 inches), Revised Edition, original green

pictorial wrappers, pp. 55, illustrated with a vignette title page,

3 full page plates plus charts, a small chip to tail of spine,

otherwise a fine copy. Rare.


Ginseng is a plant valued in China since ancient times, for

its "rejuvenating powers". By the late 19th century, the

Chinese demand for the wild root had so far outstripped the

available natural supply that lucrative cultivation began in

Korea and Canada, and later in the United States after

Ginseng was discovered growing in the wild in New England.

The US Department of Agriculture noted in the 1890s that

the wholesale price of American Ginseng had more the

quadrupled in three decades, with exports to China totaling

a million dollars a year.


This promotional booklet extolled the profitability of exporting

American Ginseng (wanted by 450 million Chinamen)

- though American scientists considered it öf little medicinal

value"- and touted the financial opportunity of US cultivation

as the plant in its wild state neared extinction (älong with the

Indian and the buffalo").

Despite its name, the Company, which reportedly became

the largest marketer of American Ginseng, was not

Chinese-owned, but was started by a Missouri entrepreneur

whose nephew, a famed war correspondent, later became

"the founding father of American journalism in China",

and the first political adviser to the Chinese Republic.

PRICE: U.S.$55

Ginseng INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING.

 

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