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, Harper and Brothers, 1st, 1869, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, faded blue pebbled cloth, 456 pages, gilt title on spine. The work of an American Protestant missionary, with much material on missionaries in China. Many b&w engravings, fold-out map.
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.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture, reprint, 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 photographers, sources, general bibliography, acknowledgments. Photographs from the archives of Arnold Arboretum - Harvard University.
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.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown & Company, 1st, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, decorated binding; designed by Decorated Designers (DD). No dj. Cover lettering and design intact, with some loss of gold, but lettering has disappeared from the spine. About 50 pages of black and white photos. A vivid and intimate record of Chinese life, revealing its glamour and fascination, its callousness and disregard of human values. Minor foxing to front endpapers. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale /Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 168 pages. Chen Changfen (b. 1941) began to photograph the Great Wall twenty years before the Chinese government officially adopted it as the national symbol in 1984. This fascinating book presents a small fraction of his decades-long study of the monumental form and conveys the fertile range of themes and ideas that Chen has investigated, each informed by traditional Chinese art, history, and philosophy. Combining a unique blend of traditional and contemporary technical processes, Chen's richly evocative photographs at once celebrate the remarkable series of building campaigns that produced the Wall and memorialize the thousands of conscripted laborers whose lives were sacrificed to its construction.One of the most striking features of Chen's photographs is their unexpected variety of perspectives and moods, capturing the vicissitudes of weather, time, and human history that have acted upon it. By excluding the people, highways, factories, and modern buildings that encroach on and daily destroy sections of the Wall, however, Chen eliminates major aspects of the Wall's present reality from his pictures. In a thoughtful essay and interview with the artist, Anne Wilkes Tucker probes the meanings of such omissions and guides the reader through Chen's extraordinary images. The Great Wall of China is essential reading for photographers, historians, and travelers.