Is China Mad? … Translated from the French by R. T. Peyton …
Is China Mad? … Translated from the French by R. T. Peyton …

RUFFÉ, Reginald d'Auxion de. Is China Mad? … Translated from the French by R. T. Peyton-Griffin.

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RUFFÉ, Reginald d'Auxion de. Is China Mad? … Translated from the French by R. T. Peyton-Griffin. Shanghai, Kelly & Walsh, 1928.

8vo. Original pebble-grained half-cloth over printed boards, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xiv, [2], 358, [xvi]-xvii, v, plates after photographs; binding a little rubbed and marked, half-title with short repaired marginal tear, one or two pages with a little offsetting from a plate; otherwise very good.
Very rare first edition in English. The French aristocrat Reginald d'Auxion de Ruffé (1878-1941) was part of the high society of Shanghai. He describes the many upheavals in Chinese politics and society since the 1911 revolution with much sympathy for the Chinese people and their disrupted life. Originally published in French in 1926 as ~i~Chine et Chinois d'Aujourdhui~b~, this edition contains updates on recent developments and the 1927 Nanjing Incident.

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