My own Pair of Wings
My own Pair of Wings

LUM, Peter, [pseudonym for] Bettina CROWE. My own Pair of Wings.

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LUM, Peter, [pseudonym for] Bettina CROWE. My own Pair of Wings. San Francisco, Chinese Materials Center, 1981.

8vo. Original publisher's buckram, original dust-wrapper illustrated after a woodcut by the author, map endpapers; pp. xii, 222, [18, publisher's catalogue], highly illustrated with plates after photographs and one plan of Bejing; near fine.
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author on title-page. This autobiographic memoir traces Bettina Crowe's search for Nestorian remains in Inner Mongolia, describes her life in Bejing in the early 1920s, with excursions into Chinese cookery, theatre, the calendar and the impact of the Japanese invasion on the country as a whole in the 1930s.

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