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Heading: (China)
Author: White, Herbert C.
Title: Peking The Beautiful. Comprising seventy photographic studies of the celebrated monuments of China's Northern Capital and its Environs Complete with Descriptive and Historical Notes
Place Published: Shanghai, China
Publisher:The Commercial Press
Date Published: [1927]

155 pp. With 66 (of 70) tipped in photographs, a few colored. (Folio) 39.5x31.5 cm. (15½x12½"), cloth-backed boards. First Edition.

Introduction by Hu Shih, former professor of philosophy at the National University of Peking. A spectacular presentation of the sights of Peking including the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, South Sea Palaces, Hunting Park Pagoda, and much more. Lacking four plates: “A Thousand-Colonnade Walk” p. 46;  "A Guardian of the Gate"  p.58;  "Peking Life – A Camel Study"  p.92; and "The Sleeping Buddha of Wo Fu Ssu"  p.134. The original  embroidered blue silk binding, which was removed when rebound, is present, though quite worn and tattered.


Contents a bit darkened with streaks to the paper and light foxing, most plates clean and quite nice. Sold as is.

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Peking The Beautiful by Herbert White

Auction ended on Thu, Jan 16, 2014
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