the life of shanghai, very rare pictorial look at Shanghai 1934 First Edition


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Title: The Life of Shanghai
Place: [Tokyo]
Publisher: Shobido Printing Office]
Date: [1934]

Unpaginated. [4] leaves of text followed by [36] leaves of halftone photographs, all printed in rectos only. (4to) 26x18.4 cm (10¼x7¼"), original gilt-lettered cloth with pictorial in white, yapp edges, First Edition in English.

Scarce pictorial look at Shanghai in the early 1930's, through Japanese eyes.

There was a Japanese language edition issued the preceding year.

this is a special issue bound in cloth with the wrappers included;

publication information is on the inside of what would be the rear wrapper.

OCLC/WorldCat lists only four institutions that hold copies, the University of California Berkeley, the University of Michigan, the Washington & Lee University, and the National Diet Library (the latter with two listings, but possibly duplicates); there are two institutions holding the Japanese language edition. .

in addition there are only 2 known originals in private hands, this one and one in a private collection in london. this one is from the croxall estate of my mother who died in 2013.


some rubbing,
and other wear,
; volume with minor rubbing to extremities and cover edges; very good.

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