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THE POTENT POPPY. Opium the Poisoned Poppy

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Product description

Book and dustjacket in fine condition. 88pp. With superb colour plates and photographs. The story begins in the poppy fields of Bengal and traces the development of a trade that made fortunes for both mandarin and merchant prince and laid the foundation for the phenomenal growth of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong. The narrative ranges from the bawdy gin palaces of London to the refined opium divans of Manchu China, from parliament resounding with the rhetoric of empire to the pleasure gardens of Peking's Fordbidden City where China's last dynasty was in decline. (33x25cms).

Item details

Author(s):
ROBSON, Michael
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
33x25cms
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
88
Publisher:
FormAsia Books, Hong Kong 1992.
Title:
THE POTENT POPPY. OPIUM The Poisoned Poppy.

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Book and dustjacket in fine condition. 88pp. With superb colour plates and photographs. The story begins in the poppy fields of Bengal and traces the development of a trade that made fortunes for both mandarin and merchant prince and laid the foundation for the phenomenal growth of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong. The narrative ranges from the bawdy gin palaces of London to the refined opium divans of Manchu China, from parliament resounding with the rhetoric of empire to the pleasure gardens of Peking's Fordbidden City where China's last dynasty was in decline. (33x25cms).

Author(s):
ROBSON, Michael
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
33x25cms
Edition:
First edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
88
Publisher:
FormAsia Books, Hong Kong 1992.
Title:
THE POTENT POPPY. OPIUM The Poisoned Poppy.

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