Lot 425: Wanderings in China, New Edition

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Lot 425: Author: Cumming, C. F. Gordon; Title: Wanderings in China; Place Published: Edinburgh; Publisher: William Blackwood & Sons; Date Published: 1886; Description: 2 volumes. vii, 382; vi, [2], 370, 5, [1] + 24 ad pp. Illustrated with frontispiece, numerous plates and fold out map. (8vo) 21x14 cm (8 ¼x5½") decorative gold cloth with dragon design. 2nd Edition.Constance Frederica "Eka" Gordon-Cumming was a prolific travel writer and landscape painter who traveled the world.. 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. This copy bearing the bookplates of John Patrick Ford. Condition: Moderate wear to cloth, some corners bumped; hinges cracked, foxing at page edges; else 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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