London: William Heinemann, 1901. First Edition, First Printing. A Very Good Hardcover.
"Outstanding work, Superb Primary Resource" Omi-shan is a Sacred Mountain in north-west Szechuan. The description of Omi a high peak within sight of the snowy ranges of Thibet is particularly interesting for its account of life in the mountain monasteries. [TDN]
Light blue cloth, sun faded with gilt titles and front decoration. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with bumped upper corners. Erased inscription on front free end page lightly showing; gift inscription on the half-title page. Tissue guard of the frontispiece has age-toned. 8vo; 9 inches tall. vi, 272 pages with an index contains a Sketch Map of Northern and Central Szechuan and fifteen black and white photographs.
Very Good / No Jacket. Item #012274
This very lengthy tour of 1899 includes commentaries on the various Christian Missions, the land, people, flora, fauna, rivers, mountains, opium, customs, native peoples, tradition and a wealth of valuable commentaries. This well illustrated volume describes the author's tour and sojourn in a part of China far removed from Western influence a region which is covered by range upon range of precipitous mountains.
Little aimed simply to provide a 'picture of China as it exists far removed from Western influence'. He believed that this was a world nearing its end, as Western influences were reaching the Chinese ports through trade and desired to document. Little compares this part of China with Europe in the middle ages - in the colorful dress of the people, the absence of technology, and lack of communication with the outside world.
Ref: Neate, L43; CLC; The Daily News, Advert 1901; Badenoch p203