JINXIU ZHONGHUA. Magnificent China. 錦繡中華. Hong Kong, 1972. 523 pp. c.2000 colour and b/w photographs and illustrations. 38x27 cm. Cloth. Turquoise embroidered silk covers.
GBP 300.00
A true period piece from the early 1970s showing the scenery and landscape of a China then almost entirely closed to the outside world. What is most astonishing from today's perspective is just how deserted are the major tourist sights! Photographs from throughout the country. Also includes a section on arts and crafts which show artefacts in various media. Illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white photographs including many full page colour plates and a number of colour foldouts. Preface and captions of varying length in English. Main text in Chinese. In mint condition as new. Benefits from an iridescent turquoise and gold embroidered silk cover. The first time we have seen this work.
Subjects: Travel Photography
Item 282 in List 207.
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