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FAVIER, Alph.
PEKING HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION.
Peking 1897, Lazaristes. Buff cloth, very good, small folio, copious, 562p., 36 b.w. illustrations, 660 gravures, 124 phototypes, 24 collographies, thick copious work, very crisp copy of an exceptionally RARE BOOK. This is an important and grand work on the ancient capital of Peking. Covering the art & architecture of the city, its mythology,philosophers, dynasties, Gengis Kahn, early Jesuit visitors & her Emperors. A detail description of the capitol and environs. The police, bronzes, antiques, ceramics, geog- raphy, voyages &c. A superb work covering the breath & width of knowledge about the great city up to the time of publish- ing. Large and heavy volume, nicely printed on thick paper, profusely illustrated with photographs and text figures.This scarce is seldom found for sale. An essential major work on Peking, complete with all plates, in the best of condition. Traditionally accepted as the most valuable single resource on Peking, this elusive work is seldom found in libraries. .
Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB [Aptos, CA, U.S.A.]
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