Varé, Daniel: THE GATE OF HAPPY SPARROWS. London, 1955. 6th edition. xv, 258 pp. 19x13 cm. Cloth, dustjacket with slight loss.
In the spring of 1912, the author was posted to China as First Secretary to the Italian Legation in Peking. This book is the second volume of the trilogy of beautifully-written books by Vare set in Peking, being the sequel to Maker of Heavenly Trousers and the precursor of The Temple of Costly Experience. This copy with decorative dustjacket lacking flap to inside front cover. Ninth edition. Difficult to find.
Subjects: Travel Beijing
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 617 in printed List 194.
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