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Edgar Snow's China

Edgar Snow's China




China, oude fotografie

WHEELER SNOW, L, Edgar Snow's China  A personal account of the Chinese Revolution compiled from the writings of Edgar Snow, New York 1981. Hardcover, 22 x 28 cm. 280 pag. met 450 zwart-wit foto's. Gebruikt exemplaar, stofomslag vertoont gebruikssporen. Used copy, dust jacket lightly touched. 
"The photographs throughout the text - taken by Snow or his friends that were with him in China, however many more came from various Chinese archives which the Peking Government open especially for Lois Snow. It is an extraordinary collection, filled with images that are as unforgettable as they are unfamiliar. Not only is this book is a splendid introduction to the writings of Snow, one of the truly influential journalists of the century, but is also a pictorial record of the Chinese Revolution that may never be equaled." 


€ 19.50



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Extremos Orientes 1877 / The Far East 1877

Extremos Orientes 1877 / The Far East 1877




China, Taiwan, Japan, oude fotografie

De DEUS RAMOS, J., Extremos Orientes 1877 / The Far East 1877, Lissabon 2002. Hard cover 21,5 x 29,5 cm[oblong], 82 pag. with 59 full page photo’s of China[42], Taiwan[5] and Japan[12]. Three maps that show where the photographs have been taken. Text in Portuguese and English. The photo collection of Francisco Gil Borje e Meneses.



€ 39.50



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Felice Beato en Chine   Photographier la guerre en 1860

Felice Beato en Chine Photographier la guerre en 1860




China, oude fotografie

WANAVERBECQ, A-L, Felice Beato en Chine Photographier la guerre en 1860, Parijs 2005. Softcover 22 x 26 cm.[oblong] 129 pag. met ca. 80 foto's.   
"Published to coincide with the 2004 showing in Lille, France, of photographs of the 1860 Franco-British expedition against China by photographer Felice Beato (1834-1907)."


€ 39.50



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Fine Books(Shapero sales catalogue mainly travel )

Fine Books(Shapero sales catalogue mainly travel )




early photography

SHAPERO, B, FINE BOOKS[mostly travel], London. Soft cover 27 x 21 cm. 120 pages with 109 lots(extensively described). 

Early photography:
- Lot 41: Central Asia(Forsyth, Sir T.)
- Lot 72: Khedive Carriages
- Lot 100: Photographs of the exhibits of the British Museum(Thompson, S.)
- Lot 101: Thomson, J. : Illustrations of China and its People


€ 10.00



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Foreigners within The Gates

Foreigners within The Gates




China,oude fotografie

MOSER, M. & MOSER ,Y., Foreigners within The Gates, Chicago 2006. Hardcover 23 x 28 cm. 240 pag. met 150 zwart-wit foto's.
"Only a stone's throw away from the Imperial Palace, the Legation Quarter of Peking stood for more than half a century as 'a city apart' . Surrounded by thick walls, with entry to Chinese forbidden, the Quarter housed several hundred foreigners who lived in a miniature Europe in the heart of the Chinese capital. The Quarter boasted well-built embassies and fancy clubs which mimicked the latest European styles, maintained its own local government and postal service, and was serviced by a surprisingly large collection of banks and commercial establishments. A painful symbol of China's humiliation at the hands of western 'barbarians', the Legation Quarter was repossessed by the Chinese Government after 1949 and all foreigners were evicted. Little remains of the old Quarter today. Foreigners within the Gates reconstructs the story of the Peking Legation Quarter -- the 'little Europe' placed arrogantly in the heart of the Imperial capital -- tracing the Quarter's origins in the 18th century treaties of Tianjin and Peking, through the perilous Siege during the Boxer Rebellion of summer 1900, the rebuilding of the Quarter following th Boxer Settlement, the Japanese occupation of the 1930's, and finally the disappearance of the Quarter following the communist 'liberation'. The book's collection of rare photographs, numerous maps and lively prose provide a dramatic picture of one of the most fascinating encounters between China and the outside world -- inside the capital of the Middle Kingdom itself." 


€ 49.95



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From the Opium War to the Warlord Era

From the Opium War to the Warlord Era




China, oude fotografie

LIU HEUNG SHING(ed.) with contributions by: ESTHERIC, J. & HUANG,M.K.W. & ZHANG HAIPENG, From the Opium War to the Warlord Era, Beijing 2011. ISBN 978-7-5135-1327-2. Hard cover in carton box 25 x 33,5 cm. 414 pag. with around 900 photographs.Text English.


€ 195.00



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G.E.Morrison's journey in North West China in 1910

G.E.Morrison's journey in North West China in 1910




China, oude fotografie

DOU KUN & HELEN LO, G.E.Morrison's journey in North West China in 1910, Beijing 2008. Slipcase with 2 softcover volumes, 21 x 28,5 cm. Vol.I: 186 pag. Vol.II: 146 pag. full black and white photographs.
"G E Morrison, the resident correspondent to Beijing of The Times, travelled in Northwest China for half a year (from January to July) in 1910. He took more than one thousand photographs that showed the places, people and the progress of the Reform Movement of Qing Court during his journey. These 658 photographs are from Morrison's albums of his journey. Features include the geography, the living conditions, the existence of different kinds of minorities, achievements of the Reform Movement, the Provincial Assemblies, the New Army and schools in western style, etc. and the life of the missionaries in the localities. This 2 volume slipcased set is a landmark publication that opens up the China of 1910 to the reader and is the follow up to the 3 volume set Old China Through G E Morrison's Eyes". 



€ 97.50



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History of Photogr. in China:Chinese Photographers 1844-1879

History of Photogr. in China:Chinese Photographers 1844-1879




China, oude fotografie

BENNETT, T, History of Photography in China: Chinese Photographers 1844-1879, Londen 2013. Hard cover 23,5 x 24 cm. 386 pag. with ca.300 black and white photo's. Volume III of a three volume series.

ONLY AVAILABLE AS A SERIES OF 3 VOLUMES. PRICE: 250,00

CONTENT:
This book is the first extensive survey of early Chinese photographers in any language. It is profusely illustrated with more than 400 photographs, many of which are published here for the first time, including a fine selection of Foochow landscapes from the studios of Lai Fong, China’s leading photographer during this period, and Tung Hing. Early chapters introduce the historical milieu from which the earliest Chinese photographers emerged and illuminate the beginnings of photography in China and contemporary Chinese reactions to its introduction. 

Early Chinese commercial photography – both portrait and landscape – are also discussed with reference to similar genres in a more international context. Individual chapters are devoted to Chinese photographers in Peking, Hong Kong, Canton, Shanghai, Foochow, Amoy, Hankow, Tientsin and other ports, Macau and Formosa. These are followed by a series of appendices: writings on photography in China by John Thomson and Isaac Taylor Headland and an invaluable guide to the identification of photographs from the Afong Studio. It concludes with an extensive bibliography, general and regional chronologies, and a biographical index.

Documentary appendices list the published work of various photographers and print extensive extracts from contemporary reviews and other writings. The book concludes with a bibliography, general and regional chronologies, and a biographical index.


€ 250.00



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History of Photogr. in China:Western Photographers 1861-1879

History of Photogr. in China:Western Photographers 1861-1879




China, oude fotografie

BENNETT, T, History of Photography in China: Western Photographers 1861-1879, Londen 2010. Hard cover 23,5 x 24 cm. 420 pag. with ca.400 black and white photo's. Volume II of a three volume series.

ONLY AVAILABLE AS A SERIES OF 3 VOLUMES. PRICE: 250,00

CONTENT:
History of Photography in China: Western Photographers 1861-1879 is the most extensive general survey, in any language, of Western photographers who began working in China in the 1860s and 1870s. Over eighty different photographers are discussed - from well-known professionals to little-known amateurs - with a mass of biographical information, much previously unpublished. The book is divided into chapters on:
  • Hong Kong Studios, 
  • Photography in Peking (Beijing), 
  • Photography in the Treaty Ports:
    • Shanghai
    • Foochow
    • Hankow
    • Ningpo
    • Amoy
    • Canton
    • Tienstin 
  • Roving Photographers, 
  • The Ruins of the European Palaces in the Yuanmingyuan, Photographic Periodicals. 

Documentary appendices list the published work of various photographers and print extensive extracts from contemporary reviews and other writings. The book concludes with a bibliography, general and regional chronologies, and a biographical index.


€ 250.00



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History of photography in China 1842-1860

History of photography in China 1842-1860




China, oude fotografie

BENNETT,T., History of photography in China 1842-1860, Londen 2009. Hardcover 230 x 238 mm , 242 pages, over 150 illustrations; cloth-bound with pictorial dust-jacket. 

ONLY AVAILABLE AS A SERIES OF 3 VOLUMES.  PRICE(3 parts together): 250,00

CONTENT:
The first comprehensive history of the earliest years of photography in China , combining previously unpublished research with over 150 photographs, many of which are attributed and published here for the first time. Terry Bennett describes the way in which the discovery of photography in China was framed against the tumultuous backdrop of the Opium Wars, the Taiping Rebellion and the opening of numerous treaty ports to foreign trade. From 1842, when the use of a camera was first recorded in China , foreign and Chinese photographers captured the people, places and events of this unsettled period. They were professional portraitists, soldiers and pioneering amateurs, among them: Jules Itier; Pierre Rossier; Lo Yuanyou (the earliest-recorded Chinese commercial photographer); Felix Beato; and Milton Miller. The text includes extensive documentary notes, valuable listings of early stereo-views of China and biographies of more than forty photographers working in China up to 1860. It also introduces important new detail on the life of Felix Beato."

Main chapters:
Introduction
The First Images
The First Studios
Itinerant Photographers
First Shanghai Studios
Passing Through
Commercial Images
Second Opium War: Introduction
Second Opium War: French Photographers
Second Opium War: British Photographers
Diplomats as Photographers
Images of War
Studio Activity in Hong Kong




€ 250.00



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Hutongs of Beijing

Hutongs of Beijing




Photography China

LI WENG[ed.], Hutongs of Beijing, Beijing 1973(publisher: BEIJING ARTS and PHOTOGRAPHY PUBLISHING HOUSE // ISBN: 978805011608) Soft cover 24,5 x 28 cm.[oblong] 94 pages with around 125 photographs. Text both in English and Chinese.
“Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, most prominently Beijing. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods. Since the mid-20th century, the number of Beijing hutongs has dropped dramatically as they are demolished to make way for new roads and buildings. More recently, some hutongs have been designated as protected areas in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history.”


€ 17.50



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Images de Pékin. L'illusion de la permanence

Images de Pékin. L'illusion de la permanence




China, oude fotografie

BEAUSOLEIL, J., Images de Pékin. L'illusion de la permanence, Parijs 2001. Softcover, 20 x 25 cm., 126 pag. met ca 100 foto's uit 1912 waarvan sommige in kleur.Franse tekst, foto's met Chinese ondertitels. French text with Chinese subtitling, ca. 100 photographs taken around 1912.  
       


€ 49.50



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Images de Pékin. L'illusion de la permanence

Images de Pékin. L'illusion de la permanence




China, stereo fotografie

Images de Pékin. L'illusion de la permanence, Parijs 2001. Boekje met enkele foto's met kleurenbril om stereodiepte krijgen. Tekst Frans. Booklet with some photographs plus special spectacles to view stereo-photographs.


€ 7.50



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Ji Nian Xin Hai Ge Ming Qi Shi Zhou Nian

Ji Nian Xin Hai Ge Ming Qi Shi Zhou Nian




China, oude fotografie

Ji Nian Xin Hai Ge Ming Qi Shi Zhou Nian[free translation: remembering the 70th birthday of the revolution of 1911], Hong Kong 1981. Hard cover 23 x 28 cm. 70 pag. with around 100 black-and-white photo's. Text only Chinese.


€ 17.50



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JULES ITIER Premières photographies de la Chine 1844(EN/FR)

JULES ITIER Premières photographies de la Chine 1844(EN/FR)




Early photography in China/Macao

KARSENTY, E. & LALIBERTÉ, L., JULES ITIER Premières photographies de la Chine 1844 / First Photographs of China 1844, Paris 2012. Exhibition catalogue. Soft cover 30 x 21 cm. 83 pages with around 40 illustrations and photographs. Text both in French and English.
"Premier regard photographique qu'un occidental ait jamais porté sur la Chine, les œuvres photographiques de Jules Itier, réalisées en 1844 à Macao et Canton, font l'objet d'une exposition qui se tient à Paris dès le 13 novembre à l'occasion des 10 ans du Centre culturel de la Chine. Offrant la possibilité exceptionnelle de découvrir ces clichés précieux, cette exposition itinérante circulera ensuite en Chine, à Pékin, Lishui et Wuhan.
Fonctionnaire des douanes dès 1819, Jules Itier, d'abord en poste en France métropolitaine puis au Sénégal, en Guyane et aux Antilles françaises, est nommé chef de la commission commerciale dans la Chine, les Indes et l'Océanie à partir de 1843. Il part avec la mission de négocier un traité commercial entre la Chine et la France, le traité de Huangpu, signé l'année suivante par l'Ambassadeur de France Théodore de Lagrené et le gouverneur mandchou Qiying à bord du navire français L'Archimède dans le port de Canton. C'est à l'occasion de la négociation à Macao et de la signature du contrat à Canton, qu'il réalise une importante série de clichés.
L'exposition n'a pas pour ambition de retracer l'histoire de la photographie ou la biographie de Jules Itier, mais bien de mettre en valeur la spécificité du regard photographique de Jules Idier et ses réflexions consignées dans son journal de bord. La modernité du cadrage comme l'observation de la société chinoise de ce fonctionnaire français sont en décalage avec l'ethnocentrisme de l'époque et constituent une vision unique du pays, tant dans ses dimensions ethnographique qu'artistique. Egalement géologue, agronome et membre actif de diverses sociétés savantes, Jules Itier est un fonctionnaire féru de sciences, passionné par les nouvelles techniques comme la daguerréotypie de voyage. Il appartient à une génération de fonctionnaires des douanes dont la curiosité scientifique et l'étendue de la culture les incitent à chacune de leurs missions, à l'exploration en profondeur des cultures des pays qu'ils parcourent."



€ 19.50



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L'empire de Chine Premier voyages (1868-1874)

L'empire de Chine Premier voyages (1868-1874)




China, oude fotografie

THOMSON,J., L'empire de Chine Premier voyages, premières voyages (1868-1874), Parijs 1990. Hardcover 22 x 29 cm. 142 pag. met ca 150 zwart-wit foto's. Franse tekst bij een selectie van foto's uit "Illustrations of China and it's people". 

CONTENT:
French text, a selection of photo's from Thomson's "Illustrations of China and its people". 

The newly invented medium of photography played an important role in creating and disseminating an image of the East. To armchair travellers at home, photographs provided an wonderful way of viewing far away places such as China. The most famous photographer was John Thompson, who produced his monumental "Illustrations of China and Its People" in 1873. 
'China Thompson' was one of the names used for John Thompson, born in Edinburgh who was one of the first photographers to travel extensively in China, taking some superb images of the people and landscape. He also covered most of the other countries of the Far East, before returning to live in London."

Main topics:
  • Hong Kong & Province de Canton
  • Canton, Macao Amoy
  • Formose
  • Fou- tcho, Shanghai, Ningpo, La Vallée Neigeuse, Le haut Yang-Tsé Kiang, Nankin
  • Pékin
bibliographie


€ 49.50



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L'oeil du Consul, Auguste Francois en Chine (1896-1904)

L'oeil du Consul, Auguste Francois en Chine (1896-1904)




China, oude fotografie

SVARTZMAN,G. & LIABOEUF,D., L'oeil du Consul, Auguste Francois en Chine (1896-1904), Parijs 1989. Hardcover, 24 x 28 cm. 192 pag. met 180 foto's.

CONTENT:
Les 180 plus belles photographies prises par le consul Auguste François en Chine, en 1903. Scènes de rue, marchés, travaux des champs, manoeuvres militaires, fêtes : un tableau précieux de l'empire du Milieu avant la Révolution.

The main chapters:
  • François Auguste(1857-1935)
  • François Diplomate
  • L'invitation au Voyage
  • L'oeil du Consul
  • Yunnanfou
  • De Yunnanfou à Lao-Kay
  • Sur le Yang-tseu
  • La route du Tibet
  • Souvenirs D'Indochine et de Chine

See also: GHESQUIERE, J. & FRIS LARROUY,V.,  De la mer de Chine au Tonkin, photographies 1886-1904, Paris, 1996. Exhibition catalogue (language: French, Chinese subtitles), Toulouse 1996. Hardcover, 25 x 29 cm. 168 pages with ca. 135 photo's.

See also: YANN LE MOUËL, Photographies, Parijs 2008. Soft cover 21 x 27 cm. 62 pag. Auction catalogue March 19th, 2008, 278 lots on old Asia photography, mainly old Chinese photography. 


€ 89.50



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Lost China The photographs of Leone Nani

Lost China The photographs of Leone Nani




China, oude fotografie

BULFONI,C. & POZZI,A.. Lost China The photographs of Leone Nani, Milaan 2003. Hardcover, 24 x28 cm. 224 pag. 182 duotone illustraties. 

CONTENT:
Main chapters:
  • Introduction
  • The History
  • Nani's Italy
  • China at the beginning of the Twentieth Century
  • Italy and China: Two Millennia of Encounters
  • The Art
  • The Missionary Photographer
  • China in Photography between the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • Mysteries of a Reporter
  • The Photographs
  • Self-portraits
  • Between the Empire and the Republic
  • The People
  • Life and Work
  • Places of Spirit
  • The mission
  • Writings 


€ 39.50



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Mail from 1900 to 2000

Mail from 1900 to 2000




China, old postcards

Mail from 1900 to 2000, China 2004. Soft cover, oblong 21 x 16,5 cm. 203 pag.with 50 old postcards. Text only in Chinese.


€ 19.50



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Mandarin Ösvérháton[Mandarin on a mule]

Mandarin Ösvérháton[Mandarin on a mule]




Azië, oude fotografie

M. Ferenczy & Kincses Károly, Mandarin Ösvérháton[Mandarin on a mule]  Hopp Ferenc Fényképei, Hungary 1999. Softcover 20 x 23 cm. 156 pag. with 137 sepia coloured photo's. Text Hungarian, photo captions and short introduction also in English.

PHOTOGRAPHS:
The catalogue contains besides photo's of Ferenc Hopp and family around 60 photo's of mostly Asia[nearly all made in 1903:China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia. Some photo's of Africa[Camaroun, Liberia, Congo] and the Orient[Egypt, Syria, Palestine] 
CONTENT:
The name of Ferenc Hopp (1833-1919), a wealthy optician, patron of the arts, globe-trotter and art collector, has become known far and wide through the Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts in Budapest. His career, remarkable in the present age, was not particularly unusual in the rapidly modernizing Hungary of the 19th century. But despite his fame, his multifarious activities are little known. For example, few are aware that he was a passionate photographer, and that, as the owner of the optical firm Calderoni and Co., he contributed substantially to the development of photography in Hungary. During his trips round the world he took a large number of photographs, building them up into a collection. In his will he left the overwhelming majority of these to the Hungarian Geographical Society. This part of his estate perished: along with the Society's archive was destroyed in 1944, by a direct hit from a bomb during the siege of Budapest. Fortunately, Ferenc Hopp's art collection, photographs and documents have survived in the villa housing the Museum.
Ferenc Hopp made 5 round-the world trips:
  • 3/09/1882 - 20/08-1883
  • 10/05-24/07 1894
  • 29/04-2/09 1903
  • 03 / 09 1905
  • 07/11/1913 - 25/07/1914

With regard to old Asian photography the catalogue contains 29 photo's of Asia nearly all made in 1903:
China[3]: no.'s 31, 124, 126, 
Siam[1]: no.56,
Japan[9]: no.'s 59, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111
Korea [10]: no's 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 
Rest of Asia[6]: no's 96, 98, 99, 100, 132, 133


€ 15.00



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