Sidelights on Peking Life. ROBERT W. SWALLOW.
Sidelights on Peking Life.
Sidelights on Peking Life.

Sidelights on Peking Life.

Peking. China Booksellers, Ltd., 1927. 1st Edition. Stock ID #168259

Map of Peking, numerous black & white photographicplates and black & white head and tail pieces. xviii + 135pp and errata. Red cloth covered boards decorated and lettered in black, a tiny minor dent to spine edge and endpapers browned, otherwise an extremely bright, clean and sound copy in the original extensively repaired dust wrapper now protected. 25.5 x 18.5cm.

A wonderfully readable and fascinating book which includes a full range of Peking life is dealt with in twelve chapters, covering the diversity of the population and the intimate social life of the capital. Includes chapters on street vendors, "Flower Streets and Willow Lanes" or prostitution; pawnshops, middlemen and money lenders; actors and the theatre; gates, street names and various places of interest.

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