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FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.272. Bound in publisher's black cloth, with chinese dragon in red to front board, titles and publisher's imprint in red to spine; top edge stained red. Bookplate of "Harold Goss Jr" to front pastedown, neat black ink stamp to rear pastedown, "016135". Internally clean with some thumbmarks, and occasional dogears, slight reading lean. Binding is rubbed to edges and at joints, some minor fraying to corners and spine ends; text block shaken in the case with crack to p.271, some amateur repairs to hinges. While working as the head of the Department of Opthalmology at Union Medical College in Beijing in 1926, Howard and his eleven year old son Jim were abducted by Manchurian bandits ("Black Dragon River Bandits") and held to ransom. Howard had served as opthalmologist to "Pu Yi, the boy emperor in the Forbidden City" (Bernard Becker Medical Library), and was well known in China, and the amount demanded for his release was $100,000. However, his knowledge of fluent Chinese and willingness to treat the bandits' minor ailments meant that he was able to escape, and went on to a prosperous and successful career in the States. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Ten Weeks With Chinese Bandits.
Verlag: New York, NY: Dodd, Mead, and Co.
Buchbeschreibung Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1927. Hardcover. Zustand: Good. Acceptable. General wear to boards with corners bumped. Hinges are a bit cracked with webbing visible. Foxing/toning to pages and outer edge pages. No DJ. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 9999-9991343106
Buchbeschreibung Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, NY, 1927. Hardcover. Zustand: Good. First Edition, Third Printing, 1927. Black cloth with red lettering, spine a bit faded. No dust jacket. Cover boards are a bit rubbed and corners bumped. Some browing and foxing to first few pages. Picture page facing title page is loose, picture page facing page 30 is also loose. Numeral 10 written in crayon on pastedown. No other markings, binding tight text crisp, very faint foxing here and there. Many more pictures upon request. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 23666185
Buchbeschreibung Cornstalk Publishing Co, Sydney Australia, 1927. Hardcloth. Zustand: Very Good Plus. No Jacket. The Author (illustrator). 1st Australian Edition. 1927 1st Australian edition, orange hardcloth, no dust jacket, title in black on front board and spine, one inscription on flyleaf, very good for its age, clean and tidy, binding is tight and square, black and white photographs, 274 pages can scan Size: 0ctavo. True Account. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 008403
Buchbeschreibung Dodd, Mead, 1930. Hardcover. Zustand: Acceptable. Yellow covers lightly soiled; spine darkened; good text. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 65592
Buchbeschreibung Sydney, Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1927., 1927. First Australian Edition; pp. xv 274; 16 pages b/w plates, diagrams; original orange cloth, lettered in black on front and spine; damaged cloth, browned and flecked pages, cocked spine; a good copy. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 94103
Buchbeschreibung Sydney, Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1927., 1927. First Australian Edition; pp. xv 274; 16 pages b/w plates, diagrams; original orange cloth, lettered in black on front and spine; minor flecking to pages, spine creased, writing in ink on back endpaper; a good copy. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 102873
Buchbeschreibung John Lane. The Bodley Head Ltd., London, 1926. Hard Cover. Good hardback copy. Slightly faded covers. No dustjacket. xiv, 272pp, b/w plates. Previous owner's dedicationinside cover. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 027743
Buchbeschreibung White Lotus, Taiwan, 1927. Softcover. Zustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: no dj. Howard, Harvey J. (illustrator). First. Ten Weeks with Chinese Bandits. book. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 12084
Buchbeschreibung New York 1926, Dodd. Black decorated cloth, very good, 272p. 35 b.w. photos, 8 maps, bookplate. S C A R C E The author writes on his experience while being captured in Heilungchiang Province for about ten weeks in 1925. It is a vivid narrative to the smallest detail. At the time of his capture, his friend and colleague Major Morgan Palmer was killed by the bandits. Covering the Sungari River and bandit paradise, Palmer's ranch in Manchuria, battle with the band- its, first hours of captivity, the long ride to bandit camp, opium collector birnigs in the district's tribute, bandits share secrets with the author, aboard the prison junk, ban- dits vs. bandits. A fascinating true story with real grit! Scans can be sent by email. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 88102902
Buchbeschreibung Dodd, Mead and Co. New York 1932, 1932. Fifth Printing. This copy signed and inscribed by Howard at front endpaper. Dr. Howard of the Rockefeller Hospital in Peking was captured and held for ten weeks by the notorious band of Black Dragon River Bandits. Largely because of his medical skill, and with the aid of a thorough knowledge of Chinese, the author became familiar with many of the brigands and was able to see behind the scenes of 20th Century outlawry. Near Fine in Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends, spine faded, some shallow chips and wear. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 31157