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1 Isabella Bird Korea and Her Neighbours (Pacific Basin Books)
UK Routledge 1985 0710301359 / 9780710301352 Reprint Paperback Good 
0710301359 488 pages. Index. "One of the very rare accounts of Korea in the latter part of the nineteenth century. At that time Korea was virtually a forbidden land and had only been open to foreigners for abbout ten years. It was and had been under Chinese influence for centuries. The trip was very difficult but so fascinating that, true to character, Isabella adored it. She undertook many arduous journeys by land and river, observed the breathtakingly beautiful countryside, visited the Buddhist monasteries and had many audiences with the Korean king and his soon to be assassinated queen. While Isabella was on her journey the Japanese invaded Korea and she had to leave hastily, ending up in China, penniless.... Bird won fame in her own time as surely the most remarkable woman traveller of the nineteenth century." - from back cover. Average wear. Unmarked. Binding tight and square. 
Price: 149.95 USD
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2 Mrs. Bishop (Isabella L. Bird); Hillier, Sir Walter C. (Preface) Korea and Her Neighbours - A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and Present Position of the Country - Volume I (One)
London John Murray 1898 First Edition Hardcover Good 
261 pages. Colour fold-out sketch map of central Korea. Tissue-protected frontisplate. Wonderful black and white photographic plates plus numerous black and white illustrations in text, complete per list on page A. Her conclusions are the result of "... a long and intimate study of a people whose isolation during many centuries renders a description of their character, institutions, and peculiarities especially interesting at the present stage of their history." - from Preface. Binding sound. Label of Rosa Fitz-George atop front free endpaper - See Wikipedia for details of this storied woman. Gilt lettering upon backstrip. Red and black decoration with gilt lettering upon front board. Fore-edge rough-cut. Above-average external soiling to boards and edges. Please note: Volume 2 not included. 
Price: 1395.00 USD
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