SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E

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  • Another image of SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E
  • Another image of SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E
  • Another image of SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E
  • Another image of SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E
  • Another image of SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E
  • Another image of SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E
  • Another image of SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E
  • Another image of SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E
  • Another image of SHANGHAI; by DARWENT, C E
Scarce First Edition with more than 60 photos

SHANGHAI; A handbook for travellers and residents to the chief objects of interest in and around the foreign settlement and native city

Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore & Yokohama: Kelly and Walsh Limited. First edition, printed in 1904, of this important early guide book. With numerous photos and period advertisements. It was the first city guide on Shanghai published in a foreign language, and - at the time - was a very useful source of information about Shanghai, though mostly focussed on the foreign settlements. Black ink mark to front cover. Light wear to spine ends but tight and clean copy. The inside is clean and in a very good condition. Lacks the original map to the back pocket. [x], xx, 221, [xxiv] pp. A fascinating insight in to China at that time - with everything from guidance on the price of hiring a sampan or a rickshaw, to 'handy' phrases in Pidgin-English! It represents a certain view of the city; through the eyes of a Western resident in the early 20th century. 200 by 130mm (7¾ by 5 inches).

. Première édition, imprimée en 1904, de cet important guide. Avec de nombreuses photos et des publicités d'époque. Il s'agit du premier guide de Shanghai publié dans une langue étrangère et, à l'époque, d'une source d'information très utile sur Shanghai, bien que principalement axée sur les établissements étrangers. Marque à l'encre noire sur la couverture. Légère usure aux extrémités de la colonne vertébrale, mais l'ouvrage est serré et propre. L'intérieur est propre et en très bon état. Il manque la carte originale dans la pochette arrière. [x], xx, 221, [xxiv] pp. Un aperçu fascinant de la Chine de l'époque - avec tout, des indications sur le prix de location d'un sampan ou d'un rickshaw, aux phrases "pratiques" en anglais pidgin ! Il représente une certaine vision de la ville, à travers les yeux d'un résident occidental au début du 20e siècle. 200 by 130mm.

Book ID: 2184
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