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China. The Facts.

Published: London: Ernest Benn Ltd., 1927

Stock code: 104784

Price: £225

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First edition, first impression, scarce in the dust jacket. Etherton (1879-1963) was a British army officer (“a formidable individual” – Peter Hopkirk, Setting the East Ablaze) who “distinguished himself as a traveller in often remote parts of the globe and as a prolific author of books on travel and the geopolitics of East Asia” (Daniel C. Waugh, Etherton at Kashgar: Rhetoric and Reality in the History of the ‘Great Game’, 2007, p. 3). He was also Consul general for Chinese Turkestan and Additional Assistant Judge of the British Supreme Court in China.

Octavo. Original yellow cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Monochrome frontispiece, 28 illustrations from photographs, folding map. Back cover of binding rumpled, jacket spine toned and mottled, nicks, chips and short tears, fore edge a little foxed. An excellent copy.

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