Shanghai of To-day. A Souvenir Album of Fifty Vandyke Gravure Prints of the 'Model Settlement'
1930 (dated) 12.5 x 10 in (31.75 x 25.4 cm)
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.
Very good. Fifty tipped in photo plates, various sizes. Boards and spine exhibit some edgewear, else a fine example.