Mothers Club of Peking et al. ed: PEKING UTILITY BOOK 1921 1922. Peking, 1921. 227 pp. plus numerous advertisements at the back. Folding map. 22x14 cm. Boards.
A rare little item produced by three expatriate women's clubs in Peking - the Mothers Club of Peking, Peking Friday Study Club and the Peking American College Women's Club. Presumably produced to assist (newly-arrived?) expatriate wives to function in Peking at the time. Divided into sections; Shopping Guide, Address List, Hospitals, Charities, Missions, Clubs... and more. A fascinating read giving a detailed insight into expat life in Peking in the early 1920s. Complete with the outline folding map of Peking which marks places mentioned in the book itself. The map in good condition with no tears. Front cover detaching from text block and text block shaky in places - testament to its use? Cover of spine splitting vertically. Former owner's name in ink on title page. Internally clean.
Subjects: Beijing Foreigners in
Available, as of: 01/09/2019
Was item 495 in printed List 196.
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