The Passing of the Manchus. Percy Horace KENT.

The Passing of the Manchus.

London: Edward Arnold, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Thick octavo. xii + 404pp. + viiipp. ads. Blue/green cloth gilt-lettered on spine, Chinese characters stamped in black on upper board. B/w frontis & plates. Index. Three maps, two of which are fold-outs. An interesting and well-informed contemporary account of the collapse of the Manchu or Qing dynasty in China, by Percy Kent (1876-1963)a British barrister who spent over 40 years in China, principally in the Tientsin region in the north. Spine faded and spine ends a bit chafed & frayed, spine lettering a little dulled, corners bumped, top-edge browned, foxing to page-edges & prelims, endpapers unevenly browned, two inch ragged chip from inner margin of front blank, bookplate on front pastedown, remains of bookplate on rear pastedown, vertical ripple through last few pages at rear, lacks one illustration ("a birdsinging competition"), otherwise all illustrations and maps present. Overall a solid Good copy (no dust jacket). Note: this copy lacking one plate ( page 372 ) and priced accordingly. Item #46710

Price: $150.00

See all items by