Sidelights on Peking Life.
SWALLOW Robert W. (1930.)
£650.00 [First Edition]
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
First edition, second issue. 25 photographic plates. Large 8vo. Original decorated cloth, a very good copy. [xviii], 135pp. Peking, The French Bookstore,
A thoroughly entertaining guide to Peking, the first chapter being entitled 'a city of pleasure'. "The book is sumptuously furnished with original photographs numbering over 100, some of them full page. If such a volume had been placed in the hands of some of us on first arrival in China our interest and knowledge of the people would have been fuller. There is not a dull page in it and some questions generally taboo are treated with a frankness which robs them of all objections." (introduction by Hardie Jowett). The first edition was printed in 1927.
Stock Code: 224379