Peking, Histoire et Description, by Alph. Favier, 1st edition 1897.
Peking, Histoire et Description, by Alph. (Alphonse) Favier,
Pretre de la Congregation de la Mission, dite de Saint-Lazare, Missionnaire Apostolique, Vicaire General de Peking, etc., etc., etc.
Pubished by Imprimerie Des Lazaristes au Pe'T'ang, Peking, 1897.
This is the first edition of 1897, which was followed by two later editions soon after in 1900 and 1902.
An important 19th Century French work on Peking, packed with 660 Gravures, 124 Phototypes and 24 Collographies.
Limited Edition, each one having its own edition number printed in red ink. This being number 240.
A large, heavy volume. xii + 563pp.
345mm high x 280mm wide x 80mm deep. Weighs approx 5kg unpacked.
This book has been expertly restored, retaining all its original spine, covers and endpapers. Spine is brown leather with gilt lettering and covers are cloth over boards. Cloth is heavily worn, but binding is now completely sound. Text pages are very good, with expected age discoloration. Some wear to pages edges. No loose sections. Not ex-library.