Guide to "Peking".
THE PEIPING CHRONICLE (1935.)
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Revised edition. Large folding map and numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo. Original flexible wrappers (slightly worn), light browning throughout, but overall still a good copy. [vi], viii, 193, [iv]pp. Peking, The Peiping Chronicle,
“Why ‘Guide to Peking’ when this is Peiping? Because: 1. The average tourist is not so much interested in the city of today, which is Peiping, as he is in the city of the past – Peking. 2. Peiping is so new a name that many of the tourists still feel more familiar with the name Peking, and are more apt to buy a ‘Guide to Peking’ than a ‘Guide to Peiping’. 3. What’s in a name, anyway?” (preface). This item is an expanded version of item 25.
Stock Code: 224410