Thomson, John: THROUGH CHINA WITH A CAMERA. London, 1898. B/w photographic frontispiece, xiv, 284 pp. text plus 74 full page b/w plates hors texte with a total of 83 b/w photographic illustrations. 22x18 cm. Cloth.
The first edition of this interesting and well-illustrated travel account by a famous and pioneering photographer. Good black-and-white full page photographs. A tight copy in very good condition with very little foxing. First owner's book plate, "Robert Garrett" dated in pencil "R.G. / Oct 13.'98". Bound in decorative red cloth, with "Dodd, Mead & Company" on spine. Thus: this is a copy of the 1st UK edition, bound in the US. A first UK edition is now a very rare book.
Item 599 in List 203.
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