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. Item #303752
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.
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