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Picturesque China. Architecture and Landscape. A Journey Through Twelve Provinces.
- London, T. Fisher Unwin, [1923]. Large 4to. Original red cloth with slightly spotted and repaired dust-wrappers; pp. xxvi, 288, 288 photogravure illustrations, captions n English, French, German, Spanish and Italian; cloth a little marked, occasional spotting to preliminary text; a good copy in the rarely seen dust-wrappers. First edition. Actually printed by Wasmuth in Germany and distributed with titles and text in different languages, this is a pretty comprehensive pictorial stock take of the architectural heritage of China, including fine landscapes, often with traditional carriages and travellers. 'The German architect and historian Ernst Boerschmann (1873â€"1949) spent his professional life engaged in research on traditional Chinese architecture . When Ernst Boerschmann first arrived China in 1902 as a member of the German army he was already planning to undertake work on architecture' (Eduard Kà gel in China Heritage Quarterly, online). - This is Boerschmann's main work, and an enduring record of traditional Chinese architecture, much of which has since been lost. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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