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(CHINA.) BERRY, Charles Edmond, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy.
[Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.
Chefoo (Yantai), Shanghai, Singapore: , 1934-7. Thick oblong quarto (380 x 280 x 51 mm). Contemporary heavily embossed, black padded-calf post-binder photo album, front board with devices of a Chinese Dragon, a junk, the Great Wall, a life-preserver and anchor, title in gilt (as above), nickel-plate posts, rounded corners, 52 leaves of black heavy card-stock, most of the original tissue guards preserved. Together with a very appealing group of related ephemera and publications, including: The Missions to Seamen, The Sailors' Institute, Anson Road, Singapore; The Short Cut to Beauty: Hong Kong's Peak Tram; jocular Subpoena and Summons Extraordinary Royal High Court of the Raging Main, Domain of Neptunus Rex (two copies); U.S. Naval Despatch, USS Parrott; Voyage Smoker USS Henderson en route to Honolulu, T.H., to Guam, M.I.; Radio Press News en route Manila, P.I. to Guam, M.I. 23 March 1937; Map of Shanghai, dog tags and Bakelite Jesus medallion, all preserved together in the original canvas sailcloth bag with stud fasteners. 319 corner-mounted original photographs, ranging in size from 102 x 63 mm to 292 x 240 mm (including 6 colour-tinted images), and 4 panoramas 292 x 145 mm, many studio prints captioned in the negative, often with the photographer's stamp at lower corner, a few with manuscript annotations verso, coloured and patterned tissue guards intact (white, pink, blue and jade-green). A few slight scuffs to binding, occasional creasing to the mounting leaves, very minor damage to a couple photographs, overall in excellent condition. A highly evocative album contain … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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