“Shanghai - one of the wonder cities of the world: Rare First Edition of Shanghai of To-day-A Souvenir Album
Shanghai of To-day-A Souvenir Album of Thirty-Eight Vandyke Prints of the Model Settlement.
Introduction by O. M. Green.$3,800.00
Item Number: 49089
Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1927.
First edition of this scarce pictorial album of the views of Shanghai. Quarto, original cloth-backed flexible boards, with 38 tipped-in photographs, front stamped and lettered in red on a gilt background, mounted photo label. Introduction by Owen Mortimer Green. Later editions included 50 photographs. In very good condition with some small chips and gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Rare.
The Shanghai International Settlement was established following the defeat of the Qing army in the First Opium War after which a treaty was established opening the city’s five treaty ports to foreign merchants.