Peking and the Overland Route - 1917 - Thos. Cook & Son, London - Third Edition An excellent copy of this fascinating and informative guide to traveling in China, Manchuria, and Korea, published by Thomas Cook & Son, and featuring three folding maps of China, Peking, and Seoul, and numerous black and white photographs throughout.

Chapters include an historical sketch of the Chinese dynasties, places of interest in Port Arthur, Seoul, and Tientsin, information on Manchuria and the Manchurian railway, and sightseeing recommendations and an extended itinerary for Peking including a visit to the Forbidden City, together with useful information on hotels, shopping, carriage and rickshaw hire, industry and trade, and climate. With 23 pages of vintage travel-related advertisements at rear.
  Provenance: from the library of Flora Beard, principal of the North China American School in the province of Chihli (now Hebei), with her ink signature to front endpaper.

References:
The Grand Forks Daily Herald November 1915, web.

12mo (12.5 x 18 cm). pp. [4] 181 xxiii advertisements. Publisher’s dark green cloth, black lettering to covers and spine, publisher’s motif blocked in black to upper cover, advertisements to endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, minor toning and offsetting to endpapers.   Ref: 108433   Price: HK$ 2,000