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China and the Chinese People 

A rare photobook on everyday life in China. Depicted ar craftsmen, fisherman, shoemaker, cook, farmer lad, Manchurian girl, street traders, paper producer, jugglers, opium smoking, temple festival, young nude chinese women, Mongolian in bridal jewelry, farmer, camels, religious people, Taoist priest, abbot, monk, funeral, Temple of Heaven, Gates in Beijing [Peking], Lohan, temple Yun-ho-kung, Bai-ta-si kuan-jin, Pe-hai, Ming Tombs, Sacred Silk Burner, pagodas, great Chinese wall, Junk Ship ...

All photos are taken by renowned German photographer Perckhammer. He travelled to Southern China and Macao in the late 1920s where he also photographed women from the Macao brothels.


  • 79 pages
  • 16 pages intro with index and description of photographs
  • 64 sepia photos in gravure

In very good exterior and very good interior condition
Faint foxing to prelims, otherwise ok with minor traces of use and age.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 7-1/2" x 5"  ~0.35 lbs.

by Emil Schaeffer
with text and photos by Heinz von Perckhammer
Published by Orell Fussli, Zurich; Leipzig
in 1930


Airmail Free Airmail shipping from Germany with recorded delivery