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CHIANG, Mayling Soong (Madame Chiang Kai-shek); KAI-SHEK, Chiang

Sian : a coup d’état and A fortnight in Sian : extracts from a diary

$450.00 AUD

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Shanghai : The China Publishing Company, 1937. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (a little worn), bound in the Chinese manner, pp. x; 119, the paper folded as per a Chinese binding, endpapers creased and with early inscriptions, text in English, internally clean. First edition, de luxe printing. ‘This book has been printed on specially prepared Chinese paper made by hand from bamboo fibre. The Chinese characters on the silk cover are a translation of the titles in the Generalissimo’s own calligraphy‘ – from the half title.

The Chinese leader and his wife’s account of their kidnapping in Xian in 1936.