So- This Is Shanghai
Seller ID: 2270R
Twenty-six collotype plates. Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, [c. 1935]. First edition. Small oblong octavo (22 cm) in soft brown wrapper with see-through window; twenty-six ‘evocative photographs of early twentieth century Shanghai’ (Maggs) produced by Kelly & Walsh, beginning in 1877 the most prolific publisher of books in English on the Far East— views of the Bund, the harbour, domestic Chinese gardens, principal buildings, and the like; each plate 18cm x 13cm within the margins. See ‘Kelly & Walsh and the Shanghai Photographic Scene, Photographs of 1930’s China by Stanley O. Gregory’ (Australian Centre on China in the World). Rear cover pulled from staples, a smudge or two in a margin; near Fine copy of a rare photobook.
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