The Silk Road. By Frances Wood. Folio Society Edition, Second Printing. Folio Society. London, 2003.

$35.00

Frances Wood is a librarian and historian of Chinese history. She is a renowned expert on cross-cultural exchange between Europe and China in the Medieval period. In The Silk Road, she describes with remarkable clarity the scale and significance of that series of pathways between continents. Her chapters elucidate how the Silk Road functioned as economic tendrils for numerous communities, how it served as a religious exchange network, and how it developed a global community in the last millennia. The Silk Road is one of Wood’s most widely read texts. It is a significant volume for history collectors. This edition by the Folio Society provides numerous images next to Wood’s prose, making for an engaging and enlightening read.

This first edition, second printing is in near-fine condition. In the original aqua blue silk boards, wonderfully gilt stamped, near-fine with only minor bumps to edges and one faint crease to front board. Text block fine. With the publisher’s original slipcase, wonderfully decorated, about-fine with only minor chipping.

A near-fine collector’s copy of The Silk Road by Frances Wood.

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The Silk Road. By Frances Wood. Folio Society Edition, Second Printing. Folio Society. London, 2003.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in