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Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges by Plant, Cornell - 1921

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Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges by Plant, Cornell - 1921

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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  • Illustrator Ivon A. Donnelly
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  • Publisher Kelly and Walsh
  • Place of Publication Shanghai
  • Date Published 1921
  • Size 8vo
  • Keywords China, Yangtze,
  • Size 8vo

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Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore: Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1926. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Ivan A. Donnelly. Hardcover, no dust jacket as issued. Original blue cloth boards with gilt on front and spine. Boards show corner bumps softening and spotting, with the worst being in the upper left corner where there's a small white splash. Previous owner's name and date on front free end page, no other handwriting or bookplates noted. Pages show toning and foxing with the worst being on the exterior edges. See photos.
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Shanghi, China: Kelly & Walsh. Bound in clean blue cloth with bright, gilt titles and decoration to front board and spine, this hardcover Second Edition is VG. XV/86pp with Coloured frontis of Kweifu City Gate, Prfatory Note, Introduction, 5 Chapters, B/W Photos and B/W Drawings by Ivon Donnelly. Name om FFEP, otherwise Vg . Very Good. Hardcover. Second Edition. 1936.
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Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, Limited . A clean, tight hardcover in good minus condition; corners bumped, faded/yellowed blue cloth, cloth lightly worn at extremities, foxing and age-toning at edges, end papers and title page, gift inscription dated 1923 on end paper. . Good Minus . Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1921.
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Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh Ltd, 1926 Captain Plant was the pioneer navigator of the Yangtze and largely responsible for enabling the development of trade on the upper Yangtze in the early 20th century. This was the golden period for foreign travellers on the river and this book is full of descriptive interest and teeming with legend and Chinese folklore. 86pp illustrated with halftones and line drawings by I.A.Donnelly.
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Shangha:Kelly and Walsh Limited, 1921. First Edition. hard cover. Very Good/No jacket. http://www.parnassusbooks.com/image/data/books/2020/03/0_img_7218.jpg. Shangha:Kelly and Walsh Limited. 1921. 1st edition.  xi+86pp. Illustrated by Ivon A. Donnelly (frontispiece in color). Hardcover.  Blue boards lightly soiled with gilt still bright. Boards slightly warped. Page edges soiled. Internally end pages age toned but otherwise clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
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Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1921 . First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". Ivon A. Donnelly. The very scarce first edition of Samuel Cornell Plant's account of his journey along the Yangtze river. The very scarce first edition of this work.The author journeyed along the upper Yangzte for many years, and was known as the "Grand Old Man of the Upper Yangtze". Samuel Cornell Plant is best known as the first person to command a merchant steamer on the Upper Yangtze River in 1900. Plant later collaborated with Chinese merchants and the government to create the Sichuan Steam Navigation Company, serving as Captain of SS Shutung and SS Shuhun, and providing a regular merchant steam service on the Upper Yangtze.Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and with numerous vignette and full page monochrome illustrations by Ivon A. Donnelly.With a former owner's inscription, dated 1922, to the front pastedown.The very scare first edition of this popular work. In the publisher's original cloth… Read More
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