Peking: A Historical and Intimate Description of its Chief Places of Interest. Juliet BREDON.

Peking: A Historical and Intimate Description of its Chief Places of Interest.

Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1931. [China] REVISED THIRD EDITION. Octavo (23 x 16cm), pp.xvi; 571 [3]. With 29 black and white photographic plates, including a frontispiece, and seven folding maps and plans. An appendix and index at rear. Publisher's yellow cloth with gilt titles to spine. Fore and lower edges untrimmed. With the dust-jacket illustrated by R. Bloomer, not priced. Two separate ink ownerships to fly-leaf, and a stamp from the gifts and exchange section, Harvard College Library. De-accession blind stamp of Harvard College Library to title page. Repairs to split hinges. Bookseller's label to rear pastedown. Very light spotting to preliminaries, otherwise very clean internally, with some toning to edges. Jacket toned to spine, with chips and closed tears to edges, and quite heavy rubbing to joints. Very good. A comprehensive treatment of Peking (now Beijing) for the English-speaking tourist or long-term resident, originally published in 1919 and updated here for the second time. Item #57505

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