Third edition. Publisher's original blue silk cloth with gilt titles to the upper board. 40 pages of text plus 66 tipped in Vandyck photogravures of Peking and environs. A very good copy, the binding a little rubbed and frayed at the spine tips and corners, the spine is lightly faded. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An attractive example. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 11807
Title: THE PAGEANT OF PEKING. Comprising Sixty-Six ...
Publisher: Shanghai: A. S. Watson & Co.
Publication Date: 1922
Book Description ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1921 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 153896900
Book Description Shanghai, A.S. Watson, 1922, 3rd edition., 1922. 1 volume, folio, VIII-40 pp., hardcover, original decorated silk covers, gilt lettering on covers, sunning to spine and boards edges, spine rubbed with bits of silk missing, some foxing on endpapers, overall a good copy. This volume is illustrated with 66 photographs on tipped-in plates by the famous photographer Donal Mennie. Donal Mennie was a photographer in Shanghai and Peking from 1920 until late 30'. This volume shows includes photographs of famous views such as the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and scenes of shopkeepers, merchants, travellers, and monks going among other pepole. Seller Inventory # 2936
Book Description A.S Watson and Co., Shangai, China, 1920. Hardcover. Condition: Fair to Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Blue silk covered boards with gilt titles to front cover. 1920. First edition, but NOT from a limited edition. Blue silk is in poor condition, chips and tears, section to front missing (see photos), torn at most edges but still largely attached. Binding is good, solid and tight, hinges intact. Internally complete with 44 pages of introduction by Putnam Weale and all 66 tipped in photogravure illustrations. Some foxing/mould staining to endpapers and margins. Mennie was a Scottish businessman and amateur photographer who lived in China in the early twentieth century. His images depict everyday China as well as the famous sights. THIS IS A VERY HEAVY BOOK and our standard postage charges do not apply. Please phone or e-mail us for the cost of posting to your address. Seller Inventory # 005311
Book Description A. S. Watson & Co., Shanghai, 1921. Hardcover. Mennie, Donald (illustrator). 2nd Edition. This is the 2nd edition published in 1921. Title page shows 1920 - probably the 1st edition sheets were used for this edition. 40 pages of text followed by 66 photogravures, each tipped in on a separate sheet and bordered in brown. Pages are in excellent condition except for a small stain on the Contents page and the Introduction page. Interior of book is VG+. Blue silk binding with gilt titles and decoration on the front. The silk is in very poor condition - torn, missing pieces and much of it detached from the boards. Front hinge is loose and a little torn. Exterior of book is POOR, interior is VG+. Scarce book. **heavy - may require extra postage** Size: 11 1/2 x 15. Seller Inventory # T01432
Book Description Shanghai, A.S. Watson, 1922, 3rd edition., 1922. 1 volume, folio, VIII-40 pp., hardcover, original decorated silk covers, gilt lettering on covers, a perect copy. This volume is illustrated with 66 photographs on tipped-in plates by the famous photographer Donal Mennie. Donald Mennie was a photographer in Shanghai and Peking from 1920 until late 30'. This volume shows includes photographs of famous views such as the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and scenes of shopkeepers, merchants, travellers, and monks going among other pepole. Seller Inventory # 5206
Book Description A. S. Watson & Co. 1920, Shanghai, 1920. Silk Over Boards. Condition: Good. First Edition. This is copy no. 453 of an edition limited to 1000 copies. Original patterned blue silk over bevelled boards with gilt lettering to front board. Wear to spine ends with slight loss of cloth. Spotting to rear board. Scattered foxing, affecting also edges of plates. Introductory text by Putnam Weale. With 66 full-page tipped-in photogravures by Donald Mennie. Folio Limited Edition. Seller Inventory # 56715
Book Description A. S. Watson & Co., Shanghai, China, 1920. Silk Binding. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Blue silk-covered boards, gilt lettering, gilt and raised silk designs, deckle edges. This is #156 out of 1000 limited copies of this first edition. Significant rubbing, moderate foxing and light soiling to boards, although gilt on front board is legible and somewhat bright. Most of blue silk is missing from spine and extremities. Corners are moderately to significantly bumped. Front gutter is moderately cracked and rear gutter is lightly cracked, but hinges and binding are tight. Three light circular stains to rear board, as though a water glass once sat atop the book. 1 & 5/8" by 5/8" sticker residue on rear board. Trivial to light foxing to interior pages, otherwise interior is quite clean. Edition page (rear flyleaf) is 2/3 loose, but all other pages are tight. All 66 tipped-in photogravures are present and generally bright. Some pages have small numbers written lightly in pencil in the corner, but there are no markings otherwise. Despite its significant cover wear, this remains an impressive copy of this rare, highly collectible first edition. Seller Inventory # K1005
Book Description Shanghai: A.S. Watson & Co., 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 3rd Edition. Third Edition (originally published in 1920). Folio, 29cm x 38.5cm. Hard boards covered in black silk with leather spine and corners all covered in Gold Leaf and lettering and decoration in gilt to front board. This alternative Black & Gold binding is much rarer than the standard Blue Silk covering; less than 1 in 10 copies has the variant binding. Forty page introduction by Putnam Weale followed by the 66 photogravures tipped into the recto of each page with detailed caption opposite. Printed and bound by Kelly & Walsh in Shanghai. Near Fine Condition. A slight hint of foxing on the endpapers only and not affecting the content of the book at all. Black silk is absolutely bright and totally unfaded. Gold leaf is brighter on the spine than corners and may have been re-applied at some point. A beautiful copy of a most sumptuous book. Seller Inventory # B0201
Book Description Shanghai A.S. Watson & Co, 1920. First edition, copy 388 of 1000. Folio, , 40 pp., [2 (part-title)], [66 mounted photographic plates, each with border and title printed in brown], [4 (limitation, blank)], with woodcut initials printed in red and black; minimal spotting to preliminaries; publisher's blue silk gilt, blue ribbon page-marker; rubbed and cracked, repairs to corners and joints, otherwise a very good, internally clean copy. Seller Inventory # 97564
Book Description Shanghai: A.S. Watson & Co, 1920, 1920. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Folio, 39*30cm, wt:3.1kg, 40pp+66 tipped-in photogravures. Limited to 1,000 copies, this being No. 868. Some general wear and fading to the silk covering, otherwise a very good copy with bright and crisp pages. Seller Inventory # ABE-9993676563