Arthur de Carle Sowerby (b.1885)
The Naturalist in Manchuria. Tientsin: Tientsin Press Ltd., 1922-1930. 5 volumes in 3, 8 (256 x 193mm). 84 plates (71 half-tone after photographs, 10 after line drawings [one of these folding], 3 mounted and coloured from watercolours by Sowerby], one folding map, numerous illustrations. Original green cloth, blocked in black, dust-jackets.
A very fine set and rare at auction. The work comprises vol.I Travel and Exploration; II. Mammals; III. Birds; IV. The Cold-blooded Vertebrates and Tunicates of the Manchurian region; V. The Invertebrates and Flora of the manchurian region. BM (NH) vol.VIII p.1226. (3)