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City of lingering splendour

John Blofeld

City of lingering splendour

a frank account of old Peking"s exotic pleasures

by John Blofeld

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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Beijing (China) -- Description and travel.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Blofeld.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS795 B55
    The Physical Object
    Pagination255 p. :
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17347525M

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