Lot 201

China.-

Mennie (Donald) The Pageant of Peking, Comprising Sixty-Six Vandyck Photogravures of Peking and Environs.., FIRST EDITION, copy n. 530 of 1000, half title, title in red and black, woodcut initials in red and black, 66 black and white photographs showing The Summer Palace, The Winter Palace, The Llama Temple, The Great Wall at Nankou, The Forbidden City, The Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, some spotting, publisher’s blue silk, gilt title, heavily soiled and stained, spine rubbed and cracked, folio, Shanghai, A.S. Watson & Co, 1920.

*** Donald Mennie (1875-1944) was a Scottish businessman and amateur photographer who worked in early 20th-century China. His subjects evoked a romantic vision of antique China, misty rural valleys, old palaces and the Great Wall of China. Between 1914 and 1927 he published several illustrated books.

Estimate: £200-£300