WHITE, Herbert C. Peking the Beautiful: Comprising Seventy Photographic Studies of the Celebrated Monuments of China's Northern Capital and Its Environs Complete with Descriptive and Historical Notes. Introduction by Dr. Hu Shih. 155 pp. Illustrated with 71 tipped-in photographic plates, as well as head and tail pieces. Folio, bound in original silk brocade binding, and publisher's decorated cardboard box. Shanghai: The Commercial Press, 1927.
A stunning copy of this splendid photographic homage to Beijng, preserved in its rare original pictorial box. As Parr says, the city has been so irreparably altered, that it is only through the photographs in books such as White's that we know what the city used to look like.
Parr & Lundgren, The Chinese Photobook, pp. 44-46.
Item nr. 166814