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The Face of China Travels in East, North Central and Western China With Some Account of the New School, Universities, Missions, and the Old Religious Sacred Places of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism The Whole Written & Illustrated by E. G. Kemp, F.R.S.G.S.

By E. G. Kemp

1909

Chatto & Windus : London

10.5" by 8"

xv, 271pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A profusely illustration limted edition copy of 'The Face of China' illustrated and authored by the talented artist Emily Georgiana Kemp.

Limited Edition special edition, number 24 of 110, (with only 100 of 110 put on sale). Emily Georgiana Kemp was an adventurer, artist and writer. Educated at both Oxford Slade School of Fine Art, Kemp travelled extensively in China, Korea, India, central Asia and the Amazon. Interested in the role of women, their welfare and in particular their role in religion, Kemp often made them the focus of her work. This fascinating in religion can also be seen in her generous donation of a chapel to her former Oxford College, Somerville, as a place for people of all religions to reflect and worship in. Profusely illustrated throughout with numerous plates by E. G. Kemp, which are accompanied by her writing. Previously owners bookplate to the front pastedown of Alexander A. Berens. Collated incomplete, with only 1 plate missing.

CONDITION

Hardback, with paper covered boards and gilt detailing. Externally sound. Rubbing to the spine, boards, joints and extremities. Crack to the front and rear joints to the tail. Tide mark to the head of the spine. Marks to the rear board, with the light spotting to the front and rear boards, also. Fore edge is rough cut, with a small amount of age toning. Front and rear hinges are tender, with chord showing to the front hinge. Previous owners bookplate to the front endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound. Page are generally clean, with very light cockling to the odd pages. Tide mark to the spine, has cause a tide mark to the head of the odd page to the rear of the volume. The odd handling mark and spot throughout. Missing plate to page 80 - 'Opium refuge', otherwise profusely illustrated throughout, with vivid plates.

Overall Condition: Good

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