1899 The Break-Up of China With an Account of its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics, and Future Prospects
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition.
Lord Charles Beresford's study of China just before the turn of the century. Looking into its history, industrialisation, and where the author thought the country would grow into the coming century.
Beresford wrote this work after he spent 100 days in China, mostly spending his time representing the Associated Chambers of Commerce. After his return to London, he spent 31 days penning this work.
Illustrated with a folding map and one folding plan.
Collated, bound without one folding map.
Two pages of adverts to the rear.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A few light marks to the boards and spine. Some spots to the endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with some odd spots. Closed tear to the folding map.
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