Venerable Ancestor: The Life and Times of Tz'u Hsi 1835-1908 Empress of China [Signed and Inscribed By Author]

Tz'u Hsi) Hussey, Harry

Published by Doubleday & Co, NY, 1949
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Dorley House Books, Inc. (Clear Spring, MD, U.S.A.)

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First Edition, First Printing; dj w/lite wear, in mylar (price clipped); 354 clean, unmarked pages., illustrations by Shirley Wang, Fascinating biography of the woman who rose from a penniless concubine of the Ch'ing Emperors to ruling China for almost a half a century.The story of a woman who for almost a half- century ruled one fifth of the human race. Here for the first time, is the true story of one of the most fabulous women who ever lived. A woman whose life was filled with in- trigue, scandal, romance, criticism a woman who was accused of ever sin and evil it is possible to commit. At 17 she was sent to the Great Court of China as the lowest of concubines and six years later she seized control of the government and made herself Empress and ruled until her death almost a half a century later. Tz'u Hsi made her court the most colorful, extravagant, gayest, and some claim the most licentious of her time. At the same time she successfully guided her coun- try through the most turbulent period of its history Size: 8 Vo; 2 Pounds. Bookseller Inventory # 063046

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Title: Venerable Ancestor: The Life and Times of ...

Publisher: Doubleday & Co, NY

Publication Date: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Wang, Shirley

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Edition: 1st.

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