Lot 201 of 392:
The Pageant of Peking by Donald Mennie  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Pageant of Peking
Author:
Mennie, Donald, photographer
Place:
Shanghai
Publisher:
A. S. Watson & Co.
Date:
1922
Description:

40, [1], pp. 66 tipped-in Vandyck photogravures from photographs by Donald Mennie. (Folio), 38x28 cm (15x11), original blue silk cover, gilt lettering, housed in two part box. Third Edition.

With bookplate of Arcadi Gluckman. Donald Mennie was a photographer in Shanghai and Peking from 1920 until late 30'. This volume shows photogravures of famous views such as the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and scenes of shopkeepers, merchants, travelers, etc.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Wear and soiling to box, with tape along all edges, foxing to box interior; wear and soiling to silk, with rubbing to corners and extremities, areas of discoloration; gift incription on front free endpaper dated 1930; very good.
 
Item number:
275466
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