Sirén, Osvald: THE WALLS AND GATES OF PEKING. Researches and Impressions. London, 1924. Photographic frontispiece, xix, 239 pp. text plus 108 pp. heliogravure plates and 50 architectural drawings, 2 in colour. Folding skeleton map of Peking. 33x28 cm. Half-cloth.
GBP 7,000.00
In a numbered edition of 800 copies, this is the definitive work on the subject with fine and evocative heliogravure photography of the walls and gates of Peking, tragically torn down during the Cultural Revolution. Further enhanced with an erudite text by a leading sinologist of the early 20th century. A magnificent tribute and worthy historical record of past glories no longer extant. Now very rare. A fine copy of a glorious book.
Subjects: Beijing Architecture
Item 67 in List 209.
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