The Great Wall of China with one hundred full-page illustrations and maps - xvi, 393 pp. - original decorated cloth binding.
Condition: Very good. Fine binding, hardly any signs of use. Top edge gilt. Endpapers split on the hinges but still firm. Interior clean and odourless. A very fine copy, rare in this condition.
27 chapters, including:
Tragedy of Chinwangtao, Only First, From the Sea to the Eastern Y, Ancient acrchitectural wave, Defense of the Great Wall, Rivers loop in Oldest China, Rise of Chin, Genghis Khan, Desert Loop, The why of the Wall, Southern Loop of the Great Wall, China before the Great Wall, Medieval China, Tibetan Loop, etc. etc.
Each right-hand page has a Chinese aphorism at the top.
Overview with 116 illustrations, representing the route from East to West China.
Index 6 pp.
‘Dr. William Edgar Geil (1865 - 1925) was an explorer, lecturer, photographer, and author of 10 books related to his travels. He lectured all over the world, illustrating his talks with lantern slides. He is believed to be the first American to have travelled the entire length of the 2,500-kilometer-long Ming section of the Great Wall of China.’
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Architektur, Geschichte, Illustriert, Reisen
- Autor/ Illustrator
- William Edgar Geil
- The Great Wall of China
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Sturgis & Walton
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 23×16 cm