By Arthur de Carle Sowerby
Shanghai   Royal Asiatic Society, North China Branch
10.5" by 7" 1-108pp
The very scarce first edition of this guide to the Shanghai Museum, signed by the author and illustrated with a number of bright colour plates.
By Arthur de Carle Sowerby

1936 China's Natural History, A Guide to the Shanghai Museum

Shanghai   Royal Asiatic Society, North China Branch
10.5" by 7" 1-108pp
The very scarce first edition of this guide to the Shanghai Museum, signed by the author and illustrated with a number of bright colour plates.
£98.00
: 0.75kgs / : 790F21

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Description

Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, Very Scarce

The very scarce first edition of the honorary director of the Shanghai Museum's guide to natural history in China, a work published to aid visitors of the museum. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates and vignette illustrations, along with seven full colour plates, four which display butterflies native to China.

Signed by the author Arthur de Carle Sowerby to the front free endpaper, stating 'To Captain H. C. Brocklehurst, with the compliments of the author, January 1937'.

Killed in Burma during the Second World War, Henry Courtney Brocklehurst was the son of Sir Philip Lee Brocklehurst, the Antarctic explorer.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Shelf wear to spine head and tail, with minor marks to board perimeters. Signed by the author to front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned to perimeters due to paper type, but otherwise generally clean and bright, with the odd mark.

Very Good

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