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Davidson, James Wheeler

The Island of Formosa, Past and Present. History, people, resources, and commercial prospects. Tea, camphor, sugar, gold, coal, sulphur, economical plants, and other productions.

MacMillan; Kelly & Walsh, London and New York; Yokohama. 1903, iii p., 1 l., 646 xxviii, 46 p., leather boards with incuse design in gold and red, frontispiece and map inside back cover are not present; the other color plates and all b&w plates still present. Interior library stamp of the China Weekly Review, the Shanghai-based periodical edited by J.W. Powell and his son Bill Powell, with a personal bookplate of the latter. Formidable work on Taiwan in the Japanese colonial period, with an overview of history from the seventeenth century, development of industry, and much material on indigenous peoples.Bill Powell was later tried for sedition upon his return to the US for publishing allegations of US germ warfare during the Korean War. Professional conservation, beautifully done, includes replacement of the acidic endpapers with non-acidic paper; the spine has been rebuilt at both ends, leather conditioned, and corners mended.

Cat.No: 178856

Price: $750.00

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