May 27, 2021 - Sale 2570

Sale 2570 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 2,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
The Grandeur of the Gorges of the Yangtze.

Illustrated with fifty photographic studies of China's Yangtze River, including twelve hand-colored silver prints. Small folio, decorative silk binding. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 1000 COPIES.
A.S. Watson & Company/Kelly & Walsh Limited, Shanghai, 1926

Additional Details

Mennie made these images during two trips on the upper Yangtze River in China: the first on a steamer from Ichang to Chungking, during poor weather, and the second between Ichang and Wan Hsien. The book ends at Chungking, "the great metropolis of Western China," 1400 miles from the sea. The city is seen across the 700 yard stretch of turbulent water where the current was so strong it could take an hour to cross.