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Author: ARLINGTON, L. C.; E. ALABASTER (FOREWORD). Title: Through the Dragon's Eyes: Fifty  Years' Experiences of a Foreigner in the Chinese Government Service.
Description: London, Constable & Co., 1931. Crown quarto. Pp. lvii, (ii) errata, 348. Plus 24 plates, of which 13 are in colour, including frontispiece, and 11 are halftone. Plus a large folding map, bound at end. With foreword, preface, autobiographical note, introductory, 6 appendices, index. Hardcover, bound in full brown library cloth, gilt spine. In fine condition. Excellent ex-lib copy, very neat, very well preserved. ¶ ~ First edition. Arlington's, a retired Commissioner Chinese Postal Service, autobiographical notes and reminiscence of his time at the Chinese maritime customs and postal services make a fascinating reading. The visual power of the coloured plates, however, almost overshadows this. The horrific display of tortures and methods for 'confession extortion', beautifully printed in fine pastel colours, is remarkable. Previously in the collection of the University of Chicago Library with the usual stamps, labels, card pocket, etc., embellishing prelims and title only but leaving the interior absolutely mark-free.
Keywords: History politics international relations political movements studies conflict analysis resolution historical social cultural geschiedenis historie geschiedkunde histoire historique Geschichte Kulturgeschichte Geschichtswissenschaft historia storia Crim
Price: EUR 520.00 = appr. US$ 565.16 Seller: Librarium of The Hague
- Book number: 4965
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