first editionFrontispiece and monochrome photographs. Sketches and drawings by the Author. [xii], 448, pp. 1 vols. 8vo
by Forman (1904-1978), Harrison
Shanghai, China: The Comacrib Press, 1931. First edition. Frontispiece and monochrome photographs. Sketches and drawings by the Author. [xii], 448, pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black pebbled cloth, stamped in gilt, With mint pictorial dustjacket by the author with matching endpapers, black speckled edges. First edition. Frontispiece and monochrome photographs. Sketches and drawings by the Author. [xii], 448, pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A lovely copy of this curious Shanghai imprint. Born in Milwaukee, Forman studied at the Layton School of Art and then the University of Wisconsin from where he graduated with a degree in Oriental Philosophy. He drew on both of these in his eminent and wide-ranging career as a journalist, photographer and explorer, most of which he spent in the Far East. Indeed, he was considered a "modern Marco Polo." His time in China included interviewing Mao Zedong. His papers, diaries and fify thousand photographs were donated to the University of Wisconsin. (Inventory #: 303752)
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