White, Herbert and Hu Shih. Shanghai, China: The Commercial Press, 1927. (33cm x 40cm, 13 x 15.5) 70 mounted photographic plates (tinted, sepia and 12 colored images), text illustrations and photographic frontispiece.
Images are of many important monuments, buildings, shrines, palaces, pagodas, landscapes, sculptures, and Chinese people. Text is very clean, photographic plates are pristine, beautiful original publishers embroidered blue silk binding Is damaged. Binding is poor, interior is good to fine condition. For a long time there has been a recognized need for an album on historic Peking that would embody a representative set of all the important monuments of the capital. The very fact that so many of the ancient landmarks-priceless in their age-old glory-are being torn from their foundations and ruthlessly destroyed, makes an album of this kind not only interesting as an art volume, but a work of immeasurable value to China and to the world, as an authentic record of picturesque Peking.
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