1908 A Wandering Student in the Far East
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition.
Complete in two volumes.
In the original publisher's harlequin binding (vol 2 is a different colour to vol 1 and is meant to be).
The travel account of Lawrence Dundas, the Earl of Ronaldshay and 2nd Marquess of Zetland.
Dundas travelled widely across Asia whilst the aide-de-camp to Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India.
In these two volumes Dundas vividly described China and Japan as they were at the beginning of the twentieth century, a fascinating exploration.
Volume I illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding map, and twenty-nine plates. Collated, complete.
Volume II illustrated with a frontispiece, and twenty-nine plates. Collated, complete.
Dundas later became an expert on India, serving as the Secretary of State for India from 1935-1940.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Very minor bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. A little rubbing to the joints and spines. Some light marks to the boards and spines, a little heavier to the head of the boards of Volume II. Rear board of Volume II is a little bowed. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper of Volume I. Small ink mark to the recto to the front endpaper of Volume I. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with only a few very occasional spots.
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