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Calls, Sounds and Merchandise of the Peking Street Peddlers

Author: Constant, Samuel
Price: $3200.00
Publisher Location: Peking
Publisher: The Camel Bell
Year Published: 1936
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Binding: Cloth
Edition: First Edition
Near fine, original silk embroidered boards with orange silk cord binding in the Chinese style. 16 tipped-in photos, 60 colored plates of peddlers, one paper pattern and one diagram. All fine, with no foxing or stains or browning, on the outer faces of double pages. An important and rare piece of American resident scholarship in China. The author was a Chinese linguist and member of the American military legation from 1923 to at least 1936. He also earned a Masters Degree, with this study of street activity in Peking as his thesis, in 1936.
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