Lot 424: Wanderings in China, New Edition

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Lot 424: Author: Cumming, C. F. Gordon; Title: Wanderings in China; Place Published: Edinburgh; Publisher: William Blackwood & Sons; Date Published: 1888; Description: vi, [2], 528 pp. illustrated with photographic frontispiece, 6 plates and folding map at rear. (8vo) yellow decorative cloth. New Edition.Constance Frederica "Eka" Gordon-Cumming was a prolific travel writer and landscape painter who traveled the world and painted over a thousand watercolors. In 1879 she traveled to Hawaii and was among the first artists to paint the active volcanoes. She received much criticism from male writers of the era, perhaps because she did not fit in the traditional Victorian role of women, as she often traveled alone and unaided. Condition: Soiling to covers, corners bumped, spine a bit faded; bookplate on front free endpaper, some tears to tissue gaurd at frontispiece, small bookseller stamp on raer free endpaper; very good PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $250-350
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