Chiang Yee, "The Silent Traveller in London" (1948) - vintage hardback book (SOLD)
Chiang Yee, "The Silent Traveller in London" (London, Country Life Ltd; first published 1938, eighth impression 1948). Vintage hardback book (straw-colour cloth boards, black printed titles / Chinese characters to front and spine), 264pp plus title, contents and introductory pages, measuring approximately 14.5 x 22 x 2.8cm (5.7 x 8.65 x 1.1in). "Chiang Yee here writes about the beauty of London in all its seasons, and gives his impressions of the life of Londoners, children and women, at galleries and theatres, at tea-table and dinner. In passing he compares them with Oriental customs. The illustrations are in the style of the previous book."
No dustjacket (except for the somewhat tattered front flap); the cover is discoloured with considerable marking and slight warping to the boards together with general age wear including slight splitting to the top of the front hinge and wear and bumping to the edges and corners; the inside covers and endpapers are discoloured and marked, with surface creases to the inside covers and rubbing and indentations to the front endpaper where old prices have been erased; the pages are discoloured with tanning to edges and occasional marks together with some edge and corner wear.
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