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The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze Volumes I & II :1 : Introduction; and Craft of the Estuary and Shanghai Area & 2 : The Craft of the Lower and Middle Yangtze and Tributaries

By: Worcester, G. R. G.

Price: $900.00

Publisher: Shanghai, Inspectorate General of Customs: 1947

Edition: First Editions

Seller ID: 015462

Condition: Very Good


Misc. Series #53 & 54. Vol 1 of 1947 unmarked, strain to upper front hinge. ; Vol 2 of 1948 with matching Vol I bookplate removal (?) light worming. Vol 2 is UNCOMMON. View more info

The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze Volumes I & II :1 : Introduction; and Craft of the Estuary and Shanghai Area & 2 : The Craft of the Lower and Middle Yangtze and Tributaries

By: Worcester, G. R. G.

Price: $765.00

Publisher: Shanghai, Inspectorate General of Customs: 1947

Edition: First Editions

Seller ID: 080008

Condition: Very Good


Misc. Series #53 & 54. Vol 1 of 1947in plain yellow papered boards, green cloth spine gilt lettering ; Vol 2 of 1948 with matching yellow ( printed) paper boards, green cloth spine. Vol 2 is UNCOMMON. View more info

The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze

By: Worcester, G. R. G.(River Inspector, Rtd., Chinese Maritime Customs)

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press: 1971

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 081120

ISBN: 087021-335-0

Condition: Very Good


In this beautifully produced book, the four volumes of the important classics' on the water craft of the Yangtze are reprinted in a slightly different format, and in a somewhat rearranged fashion. The author was detached from active Custom's service in the early '30's to undertake this nautical research; field research carried out during perhaps the most disturbed period of China's eventful history and in China's recognized trouble spots, amid almost continual fighting, bandit raids, enemy occupation, floods and droughts. The writing and publishing took place in the last few difficult years of... View more info

Sail & Sweep in China : Presentation Copy By Author

By: Worcester, G.R.G.

Price: $112.50

Publisher: HMSO London 1966: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 003073I

Condition: Very Good


Dedicated to Captain Eric Bush D.S.C. D.S.O. RN 'as a momento ..spent on the Yangtze...you came to our rescue'. Dated Windlesham 1966. Capt. Bush (author of 'Flowers of the Sea') was on the China Station 1927-30. Science Museum Collection,:History etc of the Junk as illustrated by the models. View more info

Sail & Sweep in China

By: Worcester, G.R.G.

Price: $76.50

Publisher: HMSO London 1966:

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 020364

Condition: Near Fine


Science Museum Collection:History etc of the Junk as illustrated by the models. Text is clean View more info

Sail & Sweep in China

By: Worcester, G.R.G.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: HMSO London 1966: 1966

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 080379

Condition: As New


Science Museum Collection:History etc of the Junk as illustrated by the models. Text is clean View more info

THE JUNKMAN SMILES

By: Worcester, G.R.G.

Price: $67.50

Publisher: Chatto and Windus London 1959: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019210

Condition: Fine


Illustrated by the author. View more info

The Floating Population in China : An Illustrated Record of the Junkmen and Their Boats on Sea and River : Accompanied By Some Chungking Types on the Upper Yangtze River

By: Worcester, G.R.G. And Worcester, Doris

Price: $40.50

Publisher: Hong Kong, Vetch and Lee Limited: 1970

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 063145

Condition: Very Good


1/2000 printed. Mapped endpapers. First 50 pages GRG's; last 40 Doris' sketches.The Worcesters' were interned by the Japanese 1941-45; Doris died of cancer shortly after release from the concentration camp in Shanghai. A publisher's note indicates the first edition of this book was printed by Kelly & Walsh in Shanghai in 1941, but before it went on sale the Japanese seized the International Settlement of Shanghai and that edition was destroyed. This copy is lightly foxed on jacket flaps, endpapers and top of page block. There is minor wear to board edges, binding tight, content clean and un... View more info

The Floating Population in China : An Illustrated Record of the Junkmen and Their Boats on Sea and River : Accompanied By Some Chungking Types on the Upper Yangtze River

By: Worcester, G.R.G. And Worcester, Doris

Price: $67.50

Publisher: Hong Kong, Vetch and Lee Limited: 1970

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 004795I

Condition: Very Good


1/2000 printed. Mapped endpapers. First 50 pages GRG's; last 40 Doris' sketches.The Worcesters' were interned by the Japanese 1941-45; Doris died of cancer shortly after release from the concentration camp in Shanghai. A publisher's note indicates the first edition of this book was printed by Kelly & Walsh in Shanghai in 1941, but before it went on sale the Japanese seized the International Settlement of Shanghai and that edition was destroyed. This copy with a slight musty stored odour. View more info