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Wanderings in China

By: Robert Fortune

420 pages, 18 b/w illustrations

Kegan Paul International

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #127716 | ISBN: 0710306938
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NHBS Price: £150.00 $198/€168 approx

About this book

First published in 1847, this pioneering book was the first to give a clear picture of China as a whole. It was also the most detailed account of Chinese botanical specimens and agricultural practices, as a result of which Western gardens were greatly enriched, and the tea trade transformed. Plant hunter, adventurer and keen oberver, Fortune has left an account to be savoured.


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