Peking: A Historical and Intimate Description of its Chief Places of Interest - Juliet Bredon 1931 - Kelly and Walsh, Shanghai - Third Edition: Revised and Enlarged The revised and enlarged edition of this important early travel guide in the scarce and brightly illustrated dust jacket. Considered by foreigners as an essential guide at the time.

Profusely illustrated with seven folding maps and plans, including ‘
Dr. Bretschneider's Map of Peking, showing Surroundings of the Capital’ to the rear, 29 black and white photographic plates mostly by A. J. Waller, and engravings in the text.
  Juliet Bredon was a British writer and resident of China, whose earlier travel book, Peking, was regarded by foreigners of the time as the most comprehensive guide to the ancient city. She was also the niece and biographer of Sir Robert Hart, the prominent British consular official based in China.

Provenance: Former owner's name and address to front free endpaper.

References: Cross,
Born a Foreigner 12.

Octavo (book size 15.5 x 22.6 cm) pp. xvi 571 [1] [1 (errata)] [1]. Publisher’s orange brown cloth binding, spine lettered in dark brown (also found in slightly lighter colour, smoother grain cloth with gilt lettering to spine), yellow-orange top stain, other edges untrimmed. Dust jacket without price (but not price-clipped) as printed.
  Condition: Very good, offsetting to end papers, one or two patches of foxing, large map to rear with some extra folds, in very good dust jacket, with toning to spine, minor wear to corners slightly heavier to head of spine, light overall soiling.   Ref: 109237   Price: HK$ 2,500