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The Most Interesting Views of Peking (title from cover).

Commercial souvenir album of 120 gelatin silver prints, each 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 in., of Peking, with printed captions identifying the subjects, the first 98 photos primarily concerned with architecture and ornament, providing detailed exterior views of the city's most famous sites including The Temple of Heaven, the Universal Shrine, the Forbidden City, the Winter Palace, the Summer Palace, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple, the Jade Fountain, the 13 Stories Pagoda, the Lama Temple, the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall etc., with select interior details of religious and decorative sculpture, the concluding set of 22 photographs documenting street scenes and funeral and wedding processions. Photos mounted in corner slits, 4 per accordion leaf, leaves sl. toned, prints sharp and luminous with full tonal range and contrast, one leaf chipped at corner, not affecting print. Oblong 8vo. Double punched boards portfolio, leaves stabilized with free guards and bound with cloth ties, gilt stamped title on front board, bumped at extremities. N.p. (China?) n.d. (c. 1900-1920). Ex-libris stamp inside front board.

As of February 2020, WorldCat locates two holdings in North American institutions.

Book ID: 47964

Price: $4,850.00