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Imperial Masquerade: The Legend of Princess Der Ling

by Hayter-Menzies, Grant

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2008 The first biography of one of the twentieth century's most intriguing cross-cultural personalities, Princess Der Ling. Blue cloth with gilt titling on spine, decorated end papers, signed by author on title page, illustrated with black and white photographs and graphics, 389 pages. Ends of dust jacket spine slightly sunned. This is a very attractive volume - clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-376) and index.


  • Bookseller: Black Sheep Books CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 014745
  • Title: Imperial Masquerade: The Legend of Princess Der Ling
  • Author: Hayter-Menzies, Grant
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • Place: Hong Kong
  • Date published: 2008
  • Keywords: Biography, History, Asia, China, Eurasia, Far East, Women,
  • Bookseller catalogs: History; Biography, Memoirs, Letters & Diaries; Women's Studies; Asia;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾\" - 9¾\" tall


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