EXTREME ORIENTAL MIXTURE with Twenty Illustrations and a Map

By: Collins, Gilbert Henry

Price: $74.94

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


xiii, (1), 266, 12 (ads) pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine, former owner's name neatly on ffep. Chapter headings include: Real Tea and a Tragedy of Sinim, Peking from the Ramparts, Devil-Driving at Yung Ho Kung, A Dissertation on Chinese Curios, Chinese Theatre of Today and Tomorrow, The Chinese Pony, etc. GILBERT HENRY COLLINS (1890 - ?) was born in Southampton, the son of Hariett and Henry Collins. From 1919 through 1922 he served as a member of the British Consular Service in China. Drawing on his work and travels in Asia Collins wrote several books of non-fiction including Sidelights of Song (1920 ), Far Eastern Jaunts (1922) and the book on offer here -- Extreme Oriental Mixture (1925). Collins eventually abandoned travel writing for fiction, specializing in detective and thriller novels, many of which were set in Asia. ; 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.

Title: EXTREME ORIENTAL MIXTURE with Twenty Illustrations and a Map

Author Name: Collins, Gilbert Henry

Categories: Modern First Editions, Travel and Exploration,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Methuen & Company: 1925

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 41458

Keywords: China Oriental Studies Eastern Travels Chinese Travels