Item #8962 Glimpses of China from a Galloping Horse. Norma Lundholm Djerassi.
Glimpses of China from a Galloping Horse

Glimpses of China from a Galloping Horse. (A Woman’s Journal)

New York: Pergamon Press, Inc., 1974. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth, spine gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.

First edition of Norma Lundholm Djerassi’s travel diary of her visit to China during the Cultural Revolution. The wife of Carl Djerassi, a Bulgarian-born chemist best known as the father of the birth control pill, Norma traveled widely with her husband for academic conferences throughout the 1970s. Detailing her three-week trip, the journal includes her impressions as an impartial observer of schools and clinics, frequently comparing China’s institutions to those she witnessed on her previous journeys to the USSR, Eastern Europe, and Africa, alongside practical advice for prospective travelers, including tips on navigating unexpected encounters, such as impromptu interviews with government officials, and anticipating amenities in hotel accommodations. With an entry of news bulletins relevant to the journal. Light foxing to endpapers; unclipped dust jacket with some foxing to verso, and light soiling and edgewear. Very good. Item #8962


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