Pékin. Imprimerie des Lazaristes. 1928. Number 665 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Stock ID #155815
Plans including one in colour, 70 collotypes, 8 wood engravings, many black and white line illustrations, xi +  + upper corner one leaf little soiled, 4 leaves bound in upside down but complete, single leaf in table of contents marked in two places. Handsome modern binding maroon calf spine, raised bands, marbled paper covered boards. An attractive copy. 33.5 x 23.5cm. A comprehensive work divided into two parts. The first part traces the history of Peking from the Yuan Dynasty through to the early years of Republican China, including the Boxer Rebellion with chapters on Christianity - one on the Lazaristes and another on Protestant missionaries. The second part of this large work discusses art, culture and customs including palaces and temples, trade, wedding customs, religious beliefs etc. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155815).
Price: $1,750.00 AU