New York. Henry Holt and Company. 1911. 1st Edition. Stock ID #166681
Folding map showing Dingle's travels in China 1909-1910, numerous black and white photographic plates, xvi, 446pp, index, appendices. Red cloth covered boards lettered in black, & Chinese characters stamped on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Head and tale of spine frayed with some loss, corners bumped but internally very clean and sound. A very good copy of the first edition. Appendices include: Vagaries of Chinese weights and measures; Goitre in Western China; The Hankow Riot of January 1911; The Tonkin Yun-nan Railway and other Schemes; Military Progress in China; Peeps into Yunnan History; The French in Yun-nan; Buddhism and Roman Catholicism; Copper Coinage. Variations of the Lowly "Cash"; Anti-Footbinding Campaign in Western China. The author, a journalist, recounts his adventures as he travels up the Yangtze River from Shanghai, crossing overland from the head of the Yangtze Gorges and then by foot southwest across some of China's wildest territory to Burma. Along the way, he describes in detail what he sees in a very readable and sensitive way. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 166681).
Price: $250.00 AU