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Twentieth Century Impressions of Hongkong, Shanghai, and Other Treaty Ports of China - Arnold Wright, H. A. Cartwright

1908 - Lloyd’s Greater Britain Publishing Company, London - First Edition
A massive and exhaustive work, illustrated with well over a thousand black and white photographs. Containing 270 detailed pages dedicated to Hong Kong, 324 pages to Shanghai, and 150 pages to the remaining treaty ports.

Covering not only history, culture and government, but details on the major conglomerates, companies, industries, clubs (business, social and sporting), and leading figures of the day. There is nothing comparable.

Scarce and even more so in such exceptional condition in the original publisher’s gilt decorated binding.
 
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Price HK$ 45,000



The Day of The Triffids - John Wyndham

1951 - Michael Joseph, London - First Edition
A fine copy in bright and sharp dust jacket without restoration.

‘Set squarely in postwar England, Wyndham's apocalyptic vision of nature's triumph over civilisation is partly stylised, with the trappings of Cold War paranoia (the triffids are the result of Soviet biological experimentation), but though considered a conservative exponent of the genre, he avoids easy allegories and instead questions the relative values of the civilisation that has been lost, the literally blind terror of humanity in the face of dominant nature, and the possibility of regeneration without offering easy answers.

Frightening and powerful, Wyndham's vision remains an important allegory and a gripping story’ - The Guardian newspaper (2001)

‘All the reality of a vividly realised nightmare’ –
The Times (2002).

International Fantasy Award nominee in 1952 and bases for the 1963 film of the same name directed by Steve Sekely.
 
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Price HK$ 21,000



 
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