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Donald Mennie
Donald Mennie-30 Vandyck Photogravures Illustrating Picturesque Old China c1920s
Shanghai China: A.S. Watson & Co, 1920. Very Good Antique condition. See photos and full description. A Series of Vandyck Photogravures Illustrating the Picturesque Aspect of Old China Published by A. S. Watson & Co., Shanghai ((The Shanghai Pharmacy Ltd.), this Second & Revised Edition (circa 1920s) includes 30 tipped-in Vandyck photogravures in Excellent condition, each with a caption. Cord bound album with stiff card covers with black lettering and photo pasted on the front. Undated, though circa 1920s. Includes 30 tipped-in Vandyck photogravures in Excellent condition, each with a caption. Some wear, minor losses to spine as shown, but binding very good. Minor scuffing/darkening to covers. Interior is Excellent. Donald Mennie (1875 - 1941) was a Scottish businessman and amateur photographer. He arrived in Beijing in 1899 first working as an assistant in the firm of Mactavish & Lehman & Co in Beijing. After this, he joined the company of A.S. Watson & Co in Shanghai and eventually became the firm's managing director. In his photographs Mennie seemed to have tried to capture a romantic vision of 'antique China', featuring dusty caravans of horses or camels, old palaces and authentic street scenes, all in and around Beijing. Between 1914 and 1927 he published several books including China, North and South and The Grandeur of the Gorges, which I'm offering in another auction of mine on ebay. Other works include The Pageant of Peking and Glimpses of China. He was interned by the Japanese military in March 1943 and died in a Shanghai sanatorium in 1944. (For those of you who … [Click Below for Full Description]
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