The Silent Traveller in London
Seller ID: 2057C
London: Country Life, 1951. Later edition, signed and with an inscription by the author (pp. 264). Octavo (22 cm) in tan publisher’s cloth; sketches of London sites and scenes in colour. The books characteristically bring a fresh 'sideways look' in a peaceful and non-judgemental way to places perhaps unfamiliar at the time to a Chinese national: the author was struck by things the locals might not notice, such as beards, or the fact that the so-called Lion's Haunch on Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh is actually far more like a sleeping elephant. Fine.
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