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Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges by  Cornell Plant - First Edition - 1921 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: Biblio611)

Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges

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Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges

by Plant, Cornell

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First edition. Kelly and Walsh. Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore, Yokohama, Hankow. 1921. Octavo. 86pp. Colour frontispiece. 40 further photo plates, numerous pen and ink sketches. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board with vignette. Slightly faded, light wear. Occasional faint toning. Signature "Amory" to ffep. Chinese red booksellers stamp to ffep and title. Small vestige of a tipped in letter to ffep.

Samuel Cornell Plant (1866-1921) Know as Pu Lan Tian. The first shipmaster to command a merchant steamer on the Upper Yangtze River through gorges from Yichang to Chongqing. Plant created the Sichuan Steam Navigation Company, providing the first steam service on the Upper Yangtze as Captain of SS Shutung and SS Shuhun. From his houseboat, The Junie, he charted the waters of the gorges. "Plant installed the river's navigational marks, established signaling systems, wrote a manual for shipmasters, and trained hundreds of foreign and Chinese pilots." [A.C. Bromfield & Rosemary Lee, "The Life and Times of Captain Samuel Cornel Plant, Master Mariner and Senior Inspector, Upper Yangtze River, Chinese Maritime Customs," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Vol. 41 (2001)]

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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
Biblio611
Title
Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges
Author
Plant, Cornell
Illustrator
Ivon A. Donnelly
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Kelly and Walsh
Place of Publication
Shanghai
Date published
1921
Keywords
China, Yangtze,
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Military History; The Middle East, India and Asia;
Size
8vo

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Paul Haynes has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1978. Based in Hay on Wye, he travels worldwide to buy and sell rare and old books. A member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Paul Haynes Rare Books offers both antiquarian and scarce books in all subjects, with something of a bias towards the owner's passion for Travel and Exploration.

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tipped in
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gilt
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octavo
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spine
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