Beijing - Toujour de Pekinades. Les aventures de Madame Ta Te Si.
NACHBAUR Albert. (1924.)
£750.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. 8vo. (measuring 13,7x19cm). Decorative initials at the start of each chapter and several illustrations in the text. Original decorated flexible boards, light browning due to poor paper quality, but overall still a very good copy. Old ownership inscription on front cover and first page. [ii], 210, [ii]pp. Peking, Albert Nachbaur,
Albert Nachbaur (1879-1933) was born into a family of French architects and decorators. He emigrated to China after the start of World War I and arrived in Beijing in February 1916. Initially he worked as an editor for the Journal de Peking, a French newspaper with socialist leanings. Subsequently set up his own French language news agency providing a link between the Russian, French and the Chinese governments. It appears that he passed on important information to the Chinese Republican Government during the Washington Naval Conference for which he was awarded a high Chinese honour. The present is a rare fictional account of the life of a Chinese woman in Peking. Only one copy in OCLC.
Stock Code: 244501