China The Long Lived Empire. ELIZA RUHAMAH SCIDMORE.

China The Long Lived Empire.

New York. The Century Co., 1900. 1st Edition. Stock ID #173527

Black and white photographic illustrated frontispiece with captioned tissue-guard and numerous black & white photographic illustrations, xv + 466pp, index, lettered in Chinese and English on upper cover, binding lightly soiled as usual, spine lettering slightly faded, internally clean and sound with deckled fore-edge, prior owner chop in red on the lower title-page. A good copy. 20.5 x 13.5cm.

Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore (1856-1928) was an American author, geographer, and photographer, who became the first woman to sit on the board of trustees of the National Geographic Society at a time when women were expected to stay at home. An account of the author's experiences in China "during seven visits to China in the last fifteen years." resulted in several National Geographic Magazine articles and two books, China, the Long-Lived Empire (1900), and Winter India (1903). She was also responsible for bringing the cherry blossom trees of Japan to Washington, D.C..

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