Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges
Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges

PLANT, Cornell. Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges.

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PLANT, Cornell. Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges. Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore, Yokohama, Hankow, Kelly & Walsh, 1921.

8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; pp. xi, 86, colour frontispiece, highly illustrated with plates after photographs and after drawing by Ivon A. Donelly; light rubbing to extremities, occasional light spotting, contemporary ownership inscription with red Chinese stamp to front fly-leaf (stamp repeated in outer margin of title-page); a good copy.
First edition of a book capturing the drama of navigating the Yangtze Gorges, written by 'The Grand Old Man of the Yangtze,' who had spent half his life navigating the river in his function of Custom's River Inspector. This is the definitive guide to navigating the Yangtze, including chapters on different types of Junks and on modern steamers.

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