the Scottish explorer John Thomson who took his bulky camera equipment into China in the late 1860s, was traversing uncharted territory. Few Chinese had ever encountered either a Westerner or a camera and were suspicious of both: cameras stole the soul.
And yet Thomson was able to photograph a China unseen by the rest of the world before then, and one that even modern, well-traveled explorers cannot easily penetrate. For all that today’s digital cameras bring to the moment, Thomson’s soul-rattling machine captured a part of history that who might otherwise have been lost.
The Inmost Shrine is an excellent addition to your vintage history of China collection or home library.
The book The Inmost Shrine is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears.
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Our vintage books are authentic, sustainable, and unique.
Approximately 640,000 tons of books are deposited in the landfill annually at an average weight of 4 pounds each. This averages out to about 320 million books discarded each year that are not recycled. Wow!
As avid readers become more conscious of the environmental consequence of disposable books, we are looking for a more sustainable way to shop.
Most readers don't imagine when buying a new book how much paper we are using and what will happen to that paper in a year or two.
All of my vintage books are sourced from personal collections found in estate sales.
I'm passionate about preserving our past and passionate about the power of books to tell stories.
Because my goal at Reading Vintage is to connect readers to books, I hope to save these books from the landfill.
I'm proud to offer these books that are gently used, so you can find the titles you love in a way that's more environmentally friendly.
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