London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition. Item #016024
[vi], 161 pages of text. Original dark green hardcover cloth binding with gilt lettering in English and Chinese; minor rubbing and shelfwear, including tiny tears to the spine extremities; protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Contains a frontispiece and 120 illustrations, of which 12 are in color. Signed and inscribed on the front endpaper by the author, Abel William Bahr (1877-1959). It reads "To my dear friends Lon & Marie, from your friend Billy Bahr 1928 22 Nov 1928 New York." Moderate browning to the endpapers and title page, with minimal browning/aging to the paper uniformly throughout the text, as is usual for this publication. There are a few spots of foxing and minimal soiling to a few pages, but this book remains a very attractive, intact, and clean book without any restoration of any kind. The illustrations are clean and unblemished. One caption-titled tissue plate guard is creased. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.