Die Kultur und Gewinnung des Thees auf Ceylon und in China.
Item ID 64470
St. Petersburg, A. Wienecke, 1892. 8vo (22.3 x 15.1 cm). 113 pp., three photographic plates (one double-sized). Original printed wrappers. A very rare work on tea cultures in Ceylon and in China. China especially was poorly surveyed by westerners and little was known about Chinese tea production. Inscribed (dedication) by the author. One of the plates shows the author in authentic Chinese costume, with an odd painted or retouched Chinese landscape behind him. Another photo shows a view over the town of "Lindschau" (I-nin-tschou) (= Jingzhou?). Inscribed by the author to the botanist Prof. Julius Wiesner. Wrappers a bit soiled, internally a very good, clean copy. Not in Goonetileke (Bibliotheca Asiatica 5) or any other major bibliography. A very rare work on tea cultures in Ceylon and in China