1930 Shanghai of To-Day Photo Book (50 Photos)
Description: An unusual discovery, this is the 1930 third edition of Shanghai of To-day. A Souvenir Album of Thirty-Eight Vandyke Prints of the 'Model Settlement'. Following a short introduction by F. L. Hawkes Pott, the book features 50 tipped in photogravures offering various Shanghai street scenes and buildings. The book was a gift from Frank L. Hill to Captain A. P. Sprange, a known British military officer active in Shanghai between World War I and II. This volume is highly desirable is considered a staple for any collection of Old Shanghai imagery.
Date: 1930 (dated)
Size: Printed area measures 10 x 12.5 inches (25.4 x 31.75 centimeters)
Condition: Good. Fifty tipped in photo plates, various sizes. Plate three has minor damage to upper left corner. Spine repaired. Set in custom book box.
Code: ShanghaiToday-kellywalsh-1930 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)