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Societe Francaise de Construction et D'exploitation de Chemins de Fer en Chine
Societe Francaise de Construction et D'exploitation de Chemins de Fer en Chine Ligne du Chan-si
Paris: Ambert, Imprimeur-Editeur, 1913. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Text in French. Illustrations in black and white. Original red percaline binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine. Title "Societe Francaise de Construction et D'exploitation de Chemins de Fer en Chine Ligne du Chan-si" in French and "Zheng Tai Tie Lu" in Chinese characters on front cover. Covers outside corners slightly bumped. Covers corners, bottom and right edges slightly worn. Spine head, foot and front cover top edge damaged. About 4cm x 3.8cm percaline missing at the spine foot. Water marks, whitish and stains on covers. Front hinge slightly cracked but holding. Otherwise in very good condition. Published in Paris by the "Ambert, Imprimeur-Editeur" in 1913. "Chan-si (modern Shanxi province) means in Mandarin language, the mountains of the west. The province that bears this name is presented in the form of a vast quadrilateral stretching from North to South. Its borders, in the Northern part to Mongolia, and in its Southern part to the province of Henan from which it is separated by the Yellow River, it touches in the west to the province of Shaanxi and, in the east to the province of Tcheli (modern Hebei province) where Beijing is located. The great wealth of this province is constituted by its immense deposits of coal and iron. We can see, by this quick glimpse, how great and diverse the prosperity of the province of Chansi is at present and what splendid perspectives seem to be reserved for it in the future, when it will have acquired the economi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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