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The history of photography in China - vol. 2 now available

The second volume of Quaritch's series on the history of photography in China is now available. The History of Photography in China: Western Photographers 1861-1879 is the most extensive general survey, in any language, of Western photographers who began working in China in the 1860s and 1870s. Over eighty different photographers are discussed – from well-known professionals to little-known amateurs – with a mass of biographical information, much previously unpublished.

The book is divided into chapters on the Hong Kong Studios, Photography in Peking (Beijing), Photography in the Treaty Ports, Roving Photographers, The Ruins of the European Palaces in the Yuanmingyuan, and Photographic Periodicals. Documentary appendices list the published work of various photographers and print extensive extracts from contemporary reviews and other writings. The book concludes with a bibliography, general and regional chronologies, and a biographical index.

An acclaimed international authority on the subject, Terry Bennett has been collecting and researching nineteenth-century Chinese, Japanese and Korean photography for over twenty-five years. This volume is illustrated throughout with over 400 images, sourced from private and institutional collections worldwide.

The book is available at a pre-publication special price of £60 (normal price £70). To order please contact Daniella Rossi at the address below or email Copies will be available for shipment on 6 December 2010.

For Christmas delivery, please place your orders by the following dates:


First Class - Tuesday, 20 December

Second Class - Saturday, 18 December

International Airmail

Western Europe - Monday, 13 December

Eastern Europe, USA and Canada - Friday, 10 December

South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand - Monday, 6 December

Details of volume 1 can be found here: Quaritch is also offering vols 1 & 2 for £100 (pre-publication only).

Bernard Quaritch Ltd

40 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2PR

Tel: +44 (0)20 7297 4888 Fax: +44 (0)20 7297 4866

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