1930 Shanghai of To-Day Photo Book (50 Photos)

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$3,000.00
Shanghai of To-day. A Souvenir Album of Fifty Vandyke Gravure Prints of the 'Model Settlement'
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1930 Shanghai of To-Day Photo Book (50 Photos)

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Fifty photogravures of Old Shanghai.

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Title


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)

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.

Condition


Very good. Fifty tipped in photo plates, various sizes. Boards and spine exhibit some edgewear, else a fine example.