PEPLOW, Samuel Henry, and M. BARKER. Hongkong, Around and About … 2nd Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Hongkong, Ye Olde Printerie, 1931.
8vo. Original green cloth-backed grey boards, spine with printed lettering-piecet, cover lettered in black; pp. [iv], 196, [6, index], vignette at the end, folding map printed in three colours on light blue paper; light chipping to label, otherwise very good.
First published in 1930 by the Commercial Press, this very rare monograph on the city and the islands gives the population as 852,000 in 1931 and describes the harbour and infrastructure in detail, and informs the reader about the customs of the Chinese population. Peplow deals with belief systems, popular superstitions and myths, as well as social life, theatre and other popular entertainments.
COPAC lists copies of both editions combined in the British Library, at Cambridge and King's College.