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Peking: A Historical and Intimate Description of its Chief Places of Interest by  Juliet (1881-1937) BREDON - from Adrian Harrington Rare Books (SKU: 57505)

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

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

by BREDON, Juliet (1881-1937)

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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.

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Title
Peking: A Historical and Intimate Description of its Chief Places of Interest
Author
BREDON, Juliet (1881-1937)
Book condition
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Publisher
Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1931

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About Adrian Harrington Rare Books

Adrian Harrington began trading in 1971, as part of Harrington Brothers in the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's fashionable King's Road. He moved to Kensington Church Street in 1997, and in 2014 Adrian relocated to the historic Hall's Bookshop in Royal Tunbridge Wells, occupying the first floor of this iconic building near The Pantiles area of the town. Hall's remains on the ground floor offering an exceptional range of quality used books.Adrian Harrington Rare Books deal in a wide selection of literature, modern first editions, leather bound library sets, children's and illustrated books, and fine and rare antiquarian and old books in all fields. We also offer a full and expert bookbinding and restoration service.Award-winning Ian Fleming Bibliographer Jon Gilbert curates our world-class stock of James Bond material, including first edition novels, film posters, original scripts and associated ephemera.We are always interested in buying quality books in our subject areas, from individual titles to complete collections.

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title page
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