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Title: China, het Rijk van het Midden. [Eerste enige druk; First and only edition].
Description: [Batavia], N.V. Cultuur-Mij. Goalpara (Geo Wehry & Co.), 1933. 4. Orig. brown crushed cloth, title in gilt lettering and a gilt-tooled line-drawing on front boards, hftitle (verso blank). 56pp., incl. introduction in chinese characters on recte of page 6, translation into dutch and english on verso by the Consul-General for China, H.E. Partsan T. Sung. With 50 small coloured stiff cards pasted-in, 8x6,4cm. each, with extensive captions in dutch at tails, 15 large black-white plates tipped-in, all after watercolours by Julius Wentscher. Dutch language promotional album, published by a dutch Cultivation company Goalpara (Geo Wehry & Co.), serving to spread more knowledge about China and the Chinese in many aspects, thus arousing a much more favourable attitude of the [european] colonial society in dutch colonial Indonesia towards the chinese in Indonesia and their homeland. The Goalpara Cultuur Maatschappij was founded in 1892, with as main seat Batavia, and was dissolved in 1982. Very good copy, complete with all the small stiff paper illustrations pasted-in. Rare. (some minimal wear to spine-end due to shelving, top-end of spine a bit knocked).

Keywords: china chinese knowledge aspects life promotion goalpara company wehry culture heritage history advertising asia indonesia colonialism southeastasia

Price: EUR 195.00 = appr. US$ 211.94 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 54086