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1 Grantham, Alexandra Etheldred von Herder HILLS OF BLUE - A Picture-Roll of Chinese History from Far Beginnings to the Death of Ch'ien Lung, A.D. 1799
London Methuen & Co 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
xii, 643, (1), 8 (ads) pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original brick coloured cloth with gilt lettering at spine; cloth chipped at head of spine. OCLC: 1829938 Endpaper map. The author Alexandra Etheldred von Herder Grantham (1867- ?) Her first husband Captain Frederick Grantham, served during the Great War with 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers and was killed in 1915. In 1919 Grantham married Johann Wilhelm Normann Munthe (1864 1935) a Norwegian military man who emigrated to China in 1886, worked as a customs officer, then enlisted in the Chinese army during the war against Japan (189495), and remained as a cavalry instructor under general Yuan Shikai after the war. Munthe advanced in rank to lieutenant general and advisor to the Ministry of War; the first and only foreigner to achieve such a position. Contents include: Introductory: The Deep Foundations; I. The Early Dynasties; II. The Fall of the Chous and the Rise of the Ch'in Dynasty and the Resulting Anarchy; IV. Han Dynasty Founded; V. Consolidation; VI. Han Wu Ti; VII. Decline of the Western Han and the Usurpation of Wang Mang; VIII. The Eastern Han; IX. Confusion; X. Division Between North and South; XI. The Buddhism of Liang Wu Ti and the Wei Emmpress Hu; XII. Climax and End of Sanguinary Division; XIII. The Sui Dynasty; XIV. The Rise of the T'ang Dynasty; XV. The Empress Wu; XVI. The Height of the T'ang Period and the Beginning of Decline; XVII. The Downfall of the T'angs; XVIII. The Five Dynasties; XIX. The Latter Han and Latter Chou Dynasties; XX. The Northern Sung Dynasty; XXI. The Nu-Chens; XXII. Jenghis Khan and his Successors; XXIV. The Fall of the Yuan Dynasty; XXV. The Beginning of the Ming Dynasty; XXVI. The Ming Period; XXVII. The Later Mings; XXVIII. The Downfall of the Ming Dynasty; XXIX. The Establishment of the Ch'ing Dynasty; XXX. K'ang Hsi; XXXI. Yung Cheng; XXXII. Ch'ien Lung; XXXIII. Summit and End. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 29.94 USD
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