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 Fifty 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. There were three editions of this work: 1927, 1928, and the present example, 1930. The first edition contained only 38 image and is consequently considered less desirable than the expanded 50 image 2nd and 3rd editions. 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 wear else a fine example.