Isabella Bird

    Isabella Bird

    A Photographic Journal of Travels Through China 1894-1896

    Deborah Ireland

    Ammonite 2015

    Hardback 240pp Illustrated 273x229mm

    9781781450970   Product Code: 24602

    One of the most accomplished explorers and travel writers of the Victorian era, Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was a late convert to photography. In the 1890s she made three journeys to China, including 'some very serious travel' in remote and uncharted areas, and created an extensive photographic record of each arduous trek. This volume presents 180 reproductions of her 'Chinese pictures' (gelatin silver prints) along with captions taken from her books of 1898-1900 and a biographical essay.

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