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Chosön, the land of the morning calm; a sketch of Korea,

Author: Percival Lowell
Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Company, 1886 [1885]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"25 Albertype plates from photographs of Korea by Percival Lowell. Forbes Albertype Co., Boston, did the plates. This copy also contains two handwritten notes by Lowell laid in. One is of autobiograhical interest as Lowell gives a short resume in his career to this date. The pictures by him, as reproduced by the Forbes company, are striking and the tonal range of the collotypes is particularly effective in this  Read more...
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Lowell, Percival, 1855-1916.
Chosön.
Boston, Ticknor and company, 1886 [1885]
(OCoLC)654342014
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Percival Lowell
OCLC Number: 5525403
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 412 pages frontispiece, illustrations, plates, 2 folded maps 26 cm
Contents: Where the day begins --
The geography of the peninsula --
The climate --
The coast --
Chemulpo --
The journey up to Söul --
The journey up to Söul, the second day --
The entry into Söul --
A walled city --
The watch-fires on the south mountain --
The government --
The triad of principles --
The quality of impersonality --
The patriarchal system --
Presentation at court --
A day at home --
The house of the sleeping waves --
The want of a religion --
The demon worship --
Söul by day --
Söul by night --
A Korean banquet --
My friend the mathematician --
Architecture --
Landscape gardening --
The palaces --
A chapter of horrors --
The valley of clothes --
Costume --
On hats --
An out-of-the-way corner in language --
The flower-stream temple --
Winter revels in a monastery --
Time --
A predicament --
The beacons of Pusan.
Responsibility: by Percival Lowell ... illustrated from photographs by the author.

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"25 Albertype plates from photographs of Korea by Percival Lowell. Forbes Albertype Co., Boston, did the plates. This copy also contains two handwritten notes by Lowell laid in. One is of autobiograhical interest as Lowell gives a short resume in his career to this date. The pictures by him, as reproduced by the Forbes company, are striking and the tonal range of the collotypes is particularly effective in this book." -- Hanson collection catalog, p. 88.

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