Gascoigne, Bamber - The Dynasties of China - ( Item 119734 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2013. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Very Good+ slipcase. Some marks to panels of slipcase. Slight bump to the edge of one panel. Introduced by Bamber Gascoigne, in a new preface. Bamber Gascoigne leads us on an exhilarating journey spanning three and a half millennia of Chinese imperial civilisation. Glittering cultures, violent suppressions, feats of conquest and seismic revolutions: the history of China up to the 20th century is distilled through its imperial dynasties in Bamber Gascoigne's always engaging book. We first visit the Shang dynasty, where myth and fact mingle in a riveting portrait of often extreme imperial brutality. The later Zhou era gave the world the meritocratic wisdom of Confucius. The Han dynasty, contemporaneous to the birth of Christianity, was the product of a peasant rebellion, while the Yuan dynasty was born under the leadership of the fearsome Genghis Khan. By the time the final imperial family came to power, during the Qing dynasty, in 1912, the great state of China was ceding territory to newer, Western imperial powers, with the calamities of the 20th century about to be unleashed. The Dynasties of China book. Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Charlotte Orr. Set in Warnock Pro. 240 pages. Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour and black & white illustrations. Printed endpapers. Book size: 9" x 6¼". From Confucius to Mao - Bamber Gascoigne's journey through Chinese history. A unique binding design. From the Folio Society description.
Price £ 30.30 Other items you may like Others by the same author
To buy this item online using any major credit or debit card or Paypal, click the appropriate delivery option below to add the item to your basket, depending on where you are in the world. Alternatively please contact us at RNewbury@ardis.co.uk for further information or to order with payment by direct bank transfer or cheque if you are in the UK.
Safe and Secure Online Buying
To buy online, please click the appropriate postage option in the item boxes above. You will be transferred to secure pages hosted by Paypal, the largest online transaction processor in the world. You can pay with any major credit or debit card or by Paypal. When ordering multiple items in the UK, you may be entitled to a postage discount. This will be refunded when your order is received. If you prefer to pay by cheque, or would like a quotation for buying multiple items, please email us at email@example.com with the unique item numbers required.
Money Back Guarantee, Secure Packaging and Fast Response
We are a major online trader with excellent feedback from satisfied customers on Amazon and Ebay (over 20,000 customers). We will refund your costs for items returned within seven days for any reason. If we are at fault we will also refund your return postage. Items are sent in top grade book boxes for protection. Large items or multiple purchases may be boxed. Items will be despatched within a day of receipt of your order, usually on the same day if ordered before noon.