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Societe d'etudes des Chemins de fer en Chine
Vues Du Honan. Publiees par le Chemin de Fer Lung-hai. Premier Volume
le Chemin de Fer Lung-hai, 1920. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Text in French and Chinese. Illustrations in black and white. Original string bound silk cloth covered boards. Covers corners and edges worn. Spine foot damaged. Covers light faded. A label pasted on back cover. Gilt title "Vues du Honan" in English and "Long Hai Xian Zhong Zhou Feng Jing" on front cover. Gold gilded text block edge. Scattered foxing. Front endpaper slightly worn at the top joint. First tissue guard slightly worn at the top. Six manuscript notes pasted on the first eight tissue guards. Plates 3, 21, 34 and 40 detached from the binding. Otherwise in very good condition. Published in China by the "Societe d'etudes des Chemins de fer en Chine" (Society of railroad study in China) without publication place specified. Illustrated with 53 plates photographic reproductions, each protected with tissue guards with text explanations in Chinese and French. A remarkable photographic album of the Lung-hai Railway, full of wonderful views of Henan, including "Hui Shan Si", "Shao Lin Si", "Song Shan","Yu Dai Shan", "Loess Ravine", "The Yellow River in Shanchow", "The Gorges of San Men", "Cotton Loading","The Main Road beyond the Railway Terminus", "Old Futian Temple", "Lung Men", "Sze Shui - Yu Tsing Kung", "The Temple of She Kou Sze", and others. The Longhai railway (Longhai Tielu), formerly romanized as the Lunghai railway, was a major arterial East-West railway in China. It ran from Lianyungang, Jiangsu on the Yellow Sea to Lanzhou in Gansu province through the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nanya art and fine books [Hangzhou, China]

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