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DARWENT, C E
SHANGHAI;
Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore & Yokohama: Kelly and Walsh Limited, 1904. 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. . 1st 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. [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.
Bookseller: Harrison-Hiett Rare Books [Netherlands]
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