1928 Shanghai of To-day a Souvenir Album of Fifty Vandyck Prints of "The Model Settlement"
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Uncommon
The second enlarged and preferred edition of this uncommon work.
Illustrated with fifty striking photographs by Vandyke.
A fascinating volume looking into the architecture of 1920s Shanghai, a beautiful study of the most famous buildings in the city.
This period in Shanghai was very interesting, with the city becoming an increasingly important commercial centre in China and globally.
Buildings and areas of Shanghai beautifully photographed in this work include The Shanghai Club, The Bund, The Palace Hotel, the North China Daily News Building, the Yokohama Specie Bank Building, The Astor House Hotel, and more.
The introduction by Owen Mortimer Green to this work offers and concise discussion on the history of Shanghai as well as wondering about the future possibilities of the city.
Green was the editor of the 'North China Daily News'.
Prior owner's charming ink notes to the caption of plate 18, noting 'Mary Jean Collier Christened Here 1930' (The Holy Trinity Cathedral), and plate 30, noting 'Mary Born Here. 3.11.30. 5.0 P.M' (The Country Hospital, Great Western Road).
In the original publisher's quarter cloth binding with paper to the boards. Externally, smart, with a little wear to the extremities and to the head and tail of the spine. Some light marks to the boards and only a couple of very light marks to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the occasional spot. Prior owner's ink inscription to the half-title. Prior owner's charming ink notes to the caption of plates 18 and 50.
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