Sidney D. Gamble's China 1917-1932 Photographs of the Land and its People - John Hersey a.o. Washington DC, Alvin Rosenbaum Projects, 1988 - 191pp. - Folding portfolio with loop closing. Orig cloth. In original cardboard box.
black & white photos.
Gamble, late grandson of the founder of Procter & Gamble, spent three long sojourns in China during the period 1917-1932. Trained in economics at Princeton and the University of California, he undertook pioneering surveys of life both in Beijing and in rural North China. One of his methods, and the purpose of this book, was photography, and this lavish volume contains more than 90 beautifully printed, highly evocative duotones of a China that is no more. Each photo is complemented by calligraphy and a Chinese poem in English translation.