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Bredon, Juliet.  Peking: a historical and intimate description of its chief places of interest. Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1922. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.875"). [2], frontis., x, [3], 523, [1] pp.; 6 fold. maps & plans, 23 plts.

As a British resident of the "fascinating old city" during the early 20th century, Bredon here wishes "simply to play the part of a friend to resident and visitor alike — a friend (in whose taste you perhaps have confidence) to take you by the arm for a stroll through [Peking/Beijing] and its suburbs."
        With a frontispiece and 23 black-and-white half-tone plates from A.J. Waller's photographs, and several folded maps and plans, this is the second edition (revised and enlarged).
        Provenance: On half-title, an inscription in pencil: "A.M.H., from Frances, Dec. 1929." Ca. 1950's bookseller's label of New York City's East and West Shop. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Publisher's orange cloth with black lettering to spine and front board, cover with gilt impression of the Temple of Heaven against a black background within a black single rule border; extremities rubbed with small tears to spine-ends, spine faded, light scuffing to boards. Fore- and bottom edges untrimmed; signatures partially unopened. Very minor soiling to creases of rear map, small tears to two map corners at bottom attachment, minor age-toning. An engaging and loving production in a => handsome, complete, and highly readable copy.  (38024)   Please RESHELVE This.

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