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Shanghai 1923. Stiff wrs., vol.1, # 1-6 complete year 6 is-. sue, 642p., profusely illustrated b.w. photos, maps, fold-. outs, charts, statistics, complete as issued, some color. tipped in plates. Volume 1, #1-6.FIRST ISSUE OF THIS JOURNAL. A MAJOR JOURNAL WITH PROFUSE ILLUSTRATIONS 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. * 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. * 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 these essays, later a good numbere were expanded into books. * The copious indices make this a valuable reference tool researchers and collectors alike. Complete years or long runs of this journal are always R A R E. Sets beginning from vol. vol. 1, #1 are indeed the RAREST of all. * The ex-library copies are exceptionally clean, with the usual and minimal marks, some blind stamps, * This title was published by North-China Daily News & Herald, in single LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 1500 COPIES confirming its scarcity. * 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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