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Lot 385: (CHINA.) Revolution in China. 1911. 1912.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (CHINA.) Revolution in China. 1911. 1912. 143 photographic illustrations, captioned in English and German. Small oblong 8vo, 4 3/4x7 3/4 inches, staple bound, printed paper cover detached and chipped, rear cover lost; some dampstaining, occasional small tears, one tear at rear coming into image. Np, nd [but 1912]

Notes: An interesting view book depicting events relating to the republican revolution against the Qing Dynasty begun in 1911; scenes and aftermath of battles, families relocating their goods out of the troubled areas, ruined and looted districts, graphic punishments and executions are some of the stirring scenes from this contemporary photo-account.

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