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SOWERBY, Arthur. editor, et al.
Shanghai 1925. Stiff wrs., vol. 3, issues #1-12, full year, profusely illustrated, b.w. photos, maps, fold-outs, charts, statistics, some color tipped in plates, 676 is last number- ed page, very good, complete year. RARE ! <br><br> <br> **** *** <br><br> This journal was an exceptionally ambitious work. It covers throughly both art and science as well as natural history. Articles are on most every subject imaginable and were auth- ored by a large number of authorities and expers, old China hands, great Sinologists & scholars of the time. It covers in much detail gardens, plants, flowers, ceramics, jade, fish, bugs, beasts, whales, hunting game, travel commentar- ies, theater, exploration, cultural matters, folklore, all forms of art & archaeology, lacquer, jade, bronzes, biology, medicine, zoology, herpetology, philosophy, history, drama, theatre, literature, numismatics, obituaries, news, intelli- gence, Burma, French-Indo China, the Emperor, as well a host of fascinating subjects, far too many to list individu- ally here. <br><br> About half of the work always contains superb articles on natural history or science. It was widely contributed to and by British and other foreign intellectuals in the community. A profusion of articles by the makers and shakers of the times: Ayscough, Hall, Sowerby, Bretschneider, Brewitt- Taylor, including a substantial number of Chinese authors as well. <br><br> It is a true reflection of the excitement of its authors, and the active and energetic times of the foreign residents in China. Many of the articles are the first appearance of thes … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB - AN ART AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY [U.S.A.]
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