Hardcover. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 231 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Clean, tight copy with light edge wear to covers.
Hardcover. Ann Arbor , The University of Michigan Press, reprint, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 231 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. An erudite and authoritative guide of Chinese travel literature by American and British writers. Mild rubbing and slight fading to dust jacket. Unmarked and scarce; a tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 200 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket unclipped, just a bit age-yellowed. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine, bound in red cloth. Other than a slight age-yellow, pages clean and unmarked inside. Touch of foxing to top edge and back of dust jacket. In great shape.
New York, Aperture, Rep., 1998 , Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 162 pages, many B&W & sepia period photographs of China, its people and culture. Very richly illustrated, captions, chronology, list pioneer phiotographers, sources, general bibliography, acknowledgements. Photographs from the archives of Arnold Arboretum - Harvard University.
Hardcover. New York, Spiegel & Grau, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 420 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy.
Hardcover. East Sussex, UK, Ammonite Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 240 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Over 180 black & white photographs. Isabella Bird was one of the 19th century's most remarkable women explorers. Her global travels and subsequent books made her famous, and led to her becoming one of the first female members of the Royal Geographical Society in 1891. This book celebrates her achievements of Isabella Bird with a beautiful pictorial record of her last great journey through China in the closing years of the 19th century, with supporting text by travel photography expert Debbie Ireland. The highlight of her visit was journeying by boat and sedan chair to make a major tour of the valley of the Yangtze River and much beyond, right up to the border with Tibet.
Hardcover. NY, Century Co., 1st, 1919, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, yellow cloth stamped with black design, 240 pages illustrated with b&w photos. A book that covers many aspects of life in China through the eyes of an extraordinary woman: "Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873 - 1961) was an American nurse, journalist and author. After WW1, LaMotte travelled to Asia, where she witnessed the horrors of opium addiction. These travels provided her with material for six books, three of them explicitly dealing with the opium problem, this being the first. Covers show shelf wear, soil.