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ON THE TRAIL OF THE OPIUM POPPY: A Narrative of Travel in the Chief Opium-Produc
Boston [1914], Maynard. Green pictorial cloth, 2 vol. set,. 300+308p., 42 b.w. photos & plates, 2 folded color maps, two. appendices, 15 x 23.5 cm., very good, clean, bright set, top. edges gilt, gold stamped decorations. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A MAJOR RESOURCE ON OPIUM CULTIVATION AND PRODUCING AREAS This excellent primary resource and monograph covers the authors sojourn and travel throughout the country searching out the opium poppy, & its cultivators. Covers travels from Peking to the Yellow river, to Hsi-an Fu, capital of the province of Shensi. Hsian Fu to the frontier of Kansu, to the capital, along the Northern road from Lan-chou Fui back to Shensi. * Then across Shensi from Kansu to Shansi, return to Peking through Shansi and Chihli. Peking to Szechuan, from Wan Hsien to Chungking by river and land. Chunking to Chengtu, capital of Szechuan. Chengtu to Yunnan, South through Yunnan, off and on the highroad in Yunnan. From Yunnan Fu to the Western frontier of Kueichou province & again off the high-road. Kuei-yang Fu to Hunan province. * With great photographs by the author, shows the scenery of the lands, poppy flowers and fields, public water pipe use, provincial maps, stacks of opium pipes ready for burning. Architectural scenic sights, stone bridges, suspension bridge, water-lifting bamboo wheel, temples, camel caravan, pagoda, gates, rice paddy fields, view of Yunnan, irrigation baskets, provincial maps, a superb and copious travel document. * Hosie was Consul-General in Tientsin when he wrote the book and had spent much time exploring China from the early 1880's on. Although a primary travel narrative the author gives an authoritative account of the opium industry at the time. THE AUTHOR: Hosie, Sir Alexander Hosie [1853-1925], was diplomatist and also H.M. British Consul-General in Tientsin. He was also an explorer, and traveled widely throughout China from the 1880's onwards. He often traveled with his wife, Lady Hosie who also authored three lovely books on China. Alexander was a prolific writer on China and several titles. His other titles are: * MANCHUIA: Its people, resources and recent history. * Mr. Hosie's journey to Tibet, 1904 : a report to His Majesty's Consul at Chengtu, on a journey from Chengtu to the Eastern Frontier of Tibet. * THREE YEARS IN WESTERN CHINA: A narrative of three journeys in Ssu'-ch'uan, Kuei-chow, and Yun-nan. * SZECHWAN: its products, industries and resources. * Report by Mr. Hosie of a journey through Central Ssu-chu´an in June and July, 1884 / presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 1885. * Please inquire with us to see which of these titles are in stock today. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .
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