New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1964. Chiang Yee. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Small 4to, gray buckram with blue calligraphy on spine and front cover, profusely illustrated with 16 delicate full-color full-page brush-paintings and more than 50 B&W in-text vignettes by the artist-author, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with inset colored panel of San Francisco from above, 366 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #6197
Chiang Yee ( ; Ji ng Yi) (1903 – 1977), self-styled as "The Silent Traveller", was a Chinese official, poet, author, scholar, American professor, teacher, painter and calligrapher. Formerly the governor of several districts in Nationalist China, he left China for England in 1933, and began a distinguished career as a deeply perceptive author and painter of special locations around the world. He taught at Columbia University, was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences & Royal Society of Arts, and holder of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Fellowship of Poetry (1958) at Harvard.
This is a SUPERIOR COPY of a First Edition of Yee's wonderfully illustrated and perceptive travelogue. (Images shown are before adding Mylar.) The dust jacket is complete with a few tiny nicks and very light soil. 'Twould make a Splendid Gift!