EXTREMELY RARE PUBLICATION CHINA AMOY BY GEORGE UVEDALE PRICE. Yokohama, Hongkong, Shanghai & Singapore: Kelly & Walsh Limited, c. Oblong folio 295 x 400mm., letterpress title, five parts each with a divisional title and text leaf, 13 collotype plates, with paper guards numbered I-XIII, original cloth-backed printed grey wrappers, puncture marks to title causing minor impression to first few leaves and plates, small chip to title, expert repairs to wrappers, wrappers slightly discoloured. An extremely rare publication of views of Amoy and portraits of its inhabitants. Including a Chinese fortune teller, Taoist priest, and a Joss House.
This volume appears to be unrecorded, however Price published another work titled. Rambles with a camera, or, A series of photographs with descriptive text illustrating the physical features, scenery of native life of the island of Amoy and its immediate neighbourhood. 1893, of which we have located 4 copies (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Cornell University, British Library and the Bodleian Library, Oxford). The present volume differs in its dimensions and description, and may be a precursor or derivative of this other work. The photographs show (our titles): 1.Star of Literature sculpture; 11. Portrait of two Chinese men seated at a table; 12.
Group of 6 men playing a card game; 13. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photograph Albums".
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