1899 The Yangtze Valley and Beyond
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Illustrated with a folding colour map, and one-hundred and sixteen photographic plates. Collated, complete.
Bird travelled around China between 1896 and 1897, spending eight months on the Yangtze river. She details her journey along the river and to Shanghai, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Nankou, and Yichang.
Bird includes discussion of Hangchow medical mission hospitals - where she meets a man with elephantiasis - Chinese charities, opium, and the Protestant missions in China.
Widely travelled, Bird was the first woman to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.
Retaining the tipped in errata leaf.
A smart copy of Bird's account of her final overseas adventure, the work for which she is best remembered.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to back strip head and tail, with tide marks to tail of back strip, tail of front board, and tail of rear board, penetrating to pastedowns and blanks. Small splits in cloth to head of back strip. Hinges strained but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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