Title: A Journey to China or Things Which Are Seen
Publisher: Constable & Co., London
Publication Date: 1931
Book Condition: Fair
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued
Edition: First Edition.
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Some rodent nibbling to edge of front board. 1" tear to cloth at tail of lower joint. Heavy knocks and bruising to upper corner of rear board. Rear hinge broken.; x, 345 pages + folding map at rear. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 223 x 139mm. "The essays and sketches collected in this book give some impressions of six months' travelling round the Old World between the 23rd July, 1929, and the 29th January, 1930. Almost all of them were written en voyage - on the train, on board ship, or on off-days when the vehicle happened to be a 'Safeways' 'bus or a Ford car - and as fast as they were written they were posted off to various English and American journals and periodicals" - from the Preface. "Many wise men have lived and worked in India for a lifetime and have kept their own counsel. Only a fool would venture into print after staying in India a week. On my own head be it!" - page 145.Contents: The Tale of the Road; A Second Impression of Austria; Ford v. Jupiter; Over the Brink; Transylvania; Ister et Haemus; World's End; Getting into Turkey; Angora, 1929; A Fourth Impression of Turkey; Ancient and Modern in Turkey; On the Fringes of Palestine; The Best Way to Japan; 'By the Waters of Babylon. . .'; Kerbela; Dates; 'Iraq; Islam Facing the West; Between Two Worlds; The Blameless Ethiopians; Ancient and Modern in Inda; The Twilight of the Gods?; The Isles of the Sea; Running into China; Shanghai; Laputans or Houyhnhnms?; Twice Round the Clock; Top-Hats and Chrysanthemums; The Continent; On the Fringes of Russia; Life and Life-in-Death; The Wall; Caput Mundi; Yin and Yang; The Haunted Temple; 'Since Brass nor Stone. . .'; Wei-Hai-Wei; The Shanghaied Suit-Case; Nanking; Envoi; Ts-in and Ta-Ts'in; Ancient and Modern in China and Japan; The Hyperboreans; 'Baraba or Hunger Steppe'; Moscow: Arrival; Moscow: Departure; 'Multas per Gentes et Multa per Aequora Vectus. . .'; Diary; Map. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 17405
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