The World in Miniature (7-Vol. ES Set)

The World in Miniature (7-Vol. ES Set)

Author: Rie Shidooka

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ISBN: 4861661854

Category: Asia

Page: 2700

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'The World in Miniature' was a popular series of illustrated, pocket-sized books. The series was originally produced by Rudolph Ackermann, a renowned London bookseller and publisher in the early nineteenth century. The series continued for several years from its launch in 1821 and was completed in 43 volumes. The series introduced a Western readership to the manners, character, customs, fashion, history, religion etc. of peoples from distant lands. This collection includes a facsimile reprint of seven volumes covering Asiatic and Pacific countries: Japan, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hawaii, the Micronesian/Polynesian islands, and New Zealand. Frederic Shoberl, the editor and author of the original series, compiled his volumes by collecting information from the latest contemporary travel writing. He intended to provide objective views of, and facts on, the cultures of the countries covered by the series. However, the (mis)representations in each book often reflected exotic Western dreams of 'the East'. Indeed, the distorted images of 'undeveloped' societies in some of the colour plates are a rich source of visual information for those studying the history of Orientalism. the (mis)representations in each book often reflected exotic Western dreams of 'the East'. Indeed, the distorted images of 'undeveloped' societies in some of the colour plates are a rich source of visual information for those studying the history of Orientalism.
The World in Miniature (7-Vol. ES Set)
Language: en
Pages: 2700
Authors: Rie Shidooka
Categories: Asia
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-27 - Publisher:

'The World in Miniature' was a popular series of illustrated, pocket-sized books. The series was originally produced by Rudolph Ackermann, a renowned London bookseller and publisher in the early nineteenth century. The series continued for several years from its launch in 1821 and was completed in 43 volumes. The series
A General Catalogue of an Extensive Collection of Books, New and Second-hand
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: John & George Todd (Firm)
Categories: Asia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1817 - Publisher:

Books about A General Catalogue of an Extensive Collection of Books, New and Second-hand
Bookseller's catalogues
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: William Brough (bookseller.)
Categories: Asia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1853 - Publisher:

Books about Bookseller's catalogues
The New-tea-table Miscellany. A Collection of Three Hundred and Nineteen of the Most Celebrated Scots and English Songs, Colected [sic] from The Tea-table Miscellany. The Charmer. Phoenix. And Orphius [sic].
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: NEW TEA TABLE MISCELLANY.
Categories: Asia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1752 - Publisher:

Books about The New-tea-table Miscellany. A Collection of Three Hundred and Nineteen of the Most Celebrated Scots and English Songs, Colected [sic] from The Tea-table Miscellany. The Charmer. Phoenix. And Orphius [sic].
A catalogue of a large and curious collection of books. Will begin to be sold 22d Aug. 1763
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Thomas Payne
Categories: Asia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1763 - Publisher:

Books about A catalogue of a large and curious collection of books. Will begin to be sold 22d Aug. 1763