1914 Annals & Memoirs of the Court of Peking (From the 16th to the 20th Century)
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition, second impression, published two months after the first impression.
An extensive exploration of the Chinese Royal Family, looking in particular at the court from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
This volume looks at the Ming dynasty, Later Jin, and Qing Dynasty, up to the abolition of the Chinese monarchy in 1911.
A fascinating discussion on the Chinese monarchy, with a commentary on the history of the country during a vital period of growth.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding plate, and twenty-three plates.
By E. Backhouse and J. O. P. Bland.
Including an alphabetical list of the principal persons mentioned in the book.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. A small amount of wear to the head and tail of the joints. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Some light marks to the boards and spine. Front hinge is starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some occasional spots.
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