Photo Album British Album of Boating in Early 20th Century China / 1905

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Seller: betweenthecoversrarebooks (572) 100%, Location: Gloucester City, New Jersey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163703737261 [Photo Album]: British Album of Boating in Early 20th Century China Title: [Photo Album]: British Album of Boating in Early 20th Century China Publication: Shanghai, China: 1905 Description: Hardcover. Octavo measuring 6" x 9". Blue cloth boards with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 98 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 3" and 3" x 4" with some captions on the verso. A cracked hinge and worn edges thus a good photo album with fine photographs. A photo album depicting a British family in China at the turn of the century. Throughout the album the family is seen in Chinese cities with photos of pagodas, on horseback, and in a Chinese garden in Macao. A majority of the album takes place by water and in various boats including several photos of junks and Western sail boats, many of which are steam powered. One photo shows the Russian cruiser *Askold* while it was being repaired in Shanghai as well as a British gunboat and a French cruiser at Kuikiang. Other photos show the Chinese coast with photos of Orphan Rock on the Yangtse and the North Saddle Light House. The sailors and passengers are seen on board the Way Foong and other ships in pith hats and fashions of the time. One photo shows someone lying in a bed below deck on one of the vessels; another is captioned "the skipper and his crew" of a British man in a straw hat and three Chinese deck hands. An interesting look at turn of the century boating and British expatriates in China. Seller ID: 404658 Subject: Ephemera, PhotographyBetween the Covers Between the Covers has been selling books for more than 30 years. Today we offer a wide ranging inventory, from Modern First Editions to General Used Books to Rare Archival Collections. We are active members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Terms PayPal is preferred. All orders ship within two business days. Standard mail is USPS Media Mail. Expedited and international shipping are also available. We offer combined shipping on multiple orders. All books are guaranteed to be as described or they may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund. This listing was created by Bibliopolis. Condition: Near Fine, Year Printed: 1905, Binding: Cloth, Subject: Art & Photography

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