Things Seen in China

CHITTY, J.R. [author]. Things Seen in China.

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CHITTY, J.R. [author]. Things Seen in China. London, Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1912.

8vo. Original light blue cloth prettily blocked in black and gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. 251, [3], [2, publisher's advertisement], 7 (illustrated catalogue on glossy paper; with 48 crisp photographic plates printed in half-tones and 2 line illustrations; a very good copy.
Early edition; first published in 1909. A fascinating insight into the China of the 1910s including chapters entitled 'Family Life'; 'Social China' and 'Artistic, Literary, and Agricultural China', with some arresting plates including two captioned 'Capital Punishment of a River Pirate' and 'Within the Forbidden City'.