The Dragon and the Foreign Devils by Johan Gunnar Andersson 1st Edition Hardcover w/ Dust Jacket 1928 China Travel Culture


Title: The Dragon and the Foreign Devils

Author: Johan Gunnar Andersson

Description: First Edition (SD). First Printing, October 1928. Black cloth boards with gilt dragon design and red lettering. Yellow dyed top edge. Very minor soiling to top edge. Some pages show a bit of foxing. Dust jacket has a little chipping at the head of spine; faint edge wear with a couple short closed tears; rubbed; not price clipped ($4.00). DJ in clear archival sleeve. Translated from the Swedish by Charles Wharton Stork. 16 b/w plates. Thoroughly indexed.

Andersson (1874-1960) was a Swedish geologist and professor at the University of Stockholm. He spent 11 years in China, from 1914 to 1925, assisting the Chinese government in establishing institutional geological research. This is his highly detailed and personal record of his observations of China as he experienced it, its culture, society, politics, personalities, and its relationship with Europe and Europeans.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company

Place: Boston

Year: 1928

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Size: 9" x 6".

Pages: xi, 341 pp.

Keywords: China, Orient, Far East, Asia

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