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The Shanghai Dollar Directory 1940 (July Edition) -

1940 - J.H. Howard, Shanghai - Only Edition
A very nice example of this rare Shanghai directory.

Over 800 pages, with the main tabulated sections comprising:-
Alphabetical List of Firms (with alphabetical tabs), giving business address, type of business, members of staff etc. Also with all the clubs listed together under ‘Clubs’ and Schools and Colleges listed under ‘Colleges’.
Agents Directory - Alphabetical list of brands and the Shanghai agents who represent them.
Street Directory - Alphabetic al list of streets, showing the District, the name in Chinese and the occupants.
Residential Directory - Alphabetical list of persons followed by their private address.
Who’s Who - Alphabetical list of persons followed by the firms name.
Preceded by Weights and Measures; Jewish Calendar; Postal Rates; and dates of the Shanghai Race Club Meetings.

Numerous advertisements throughout the ‘List of Firms’ as well as to the covers and endpapers.
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A Guide to Peking -

January 1933 - The Peiping Chronicle, Peking - First Edition
A fine example of this illustrated guide, with a large folding map showing the ‘Tartar City’ and ‘Chinese City’, ‘Peiping and Vicnity’ and the ‘Legation Quarter’. Numerous advertisements and photographs throughout.

Contents: Historical Introduction by Dr. Y. C. Chang - Points of Interest - Peiping as an Art Center - The Chinese Theatre by George Kin Leong - Peiping’s Chinese Theatres - Other Theatres - Shops - Chinese Foods by Philip Ashton - Industries - Mode of Transportation - Peiping Churches - Peiping as Educational Center - The Hutungs of Peiping by L. C. Arlington - Newspapers and News Agencies - Cultural Institutions - Clubs and Associations - Chinese Festivals by Dr. Y. C. Chang - Festival Calendar.
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Port Arthur. A Descriptive and Historical Sketch. -

1915 - Japan Tourism Board, Dairen Branch - First Edition
With a colour folding map of Port Arthur to the rear (46x49cm).

A rare booklet, forty two pages, illustrated throughout, with a strong war-related tourism focus on the historic Russo-Japanese conflicts of 1894 and 1904, and the heroic efforts of the Japanese Army in this far northern Chinese port located near to Dalian, Liaoning Province.

Published by the Japan Tourist Bureau, the predecessor of the Japan Travel Bureau (JTB).
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A Voyage Round the World, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. - George Anson, Richard Walter

1748 - Printed for the Author, London - First Edition
A finely bound ‘Royal Paper’ copy of this beautifully illustrated work which ‘has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel’ (Hill), and ‘a model of what such literature should be’ (Cox).

Containing forty-two copper-engraved maps, charts, views, and coastal profiles, all but one folding, including views of Brazilian harbours and cities, Acapulco, Tenian, Port St. Julian, Magellan’s Straits, the Bay of Manila, Saipan, Lama, Lantau, Chinese junks, and others, and large folding maps of South America, the Philippines, and the Pacific Ocean, as well as a twelve-page subscriber list, and the two-page instructions to the binder.

England, at war with Spain in 1739, equipped eight ships under the command of George Anson to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America for the purpose of cutting off Spanish supplies of wealth from the Pacific area. Seven ships were lost and of 900 men 600 perished. As usual, scurvy took an appalling toll.

The Spanish fleet sent to oppose the British ran into storms; provisions ran out and many ships were wrecked. Thus the primary objective of the expedition was not attained. Anson, however, continued taking prizes off the Pacific coast during 1741-42, and in June 1743, near the Philippines, he captured the Spanish galleon
Nostra Seigniora de Cabadonga and its treasure of £400,000 sterling, which allowed Anson and the surviving members of his crew to reach England much the richer. 
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A Pictorial Handbook to Canton - John Arnold

1905 - Hood &, Middlesbrough - First Edition
A fine example of this rare early photographic work on Canton and Macao, consisting of over thirty pages pages showing twenty five illustrations from black and white photographs many taken by John Arnold, accompanied by text, together with twelve pages of wonderful period advertisements for Canton and Hong Kong based traders, merchants, shipping companies and hotels.

In the delicate original illustrated wrappers, highlighted in silver, and red string ties.
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China Through the American Window - Julean Arnold - Commercial Attach

1932 - The American Chamber of Commerce, Printed at The Mercury Press - First Edition
A fine and thus rare expansion of Arnold’s little pamphlet ‘Salient Facts About China’ with graphs, sketches and photographs throughout. Focused, obviously on Chinese American trade. With text in both English and Chinese.

Julean Herbert Arnold [1875-1946] joined the consular service in China in 1904 and from 1914 to 1940 served as American Commercial Attaché in China, and was founder of the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai in 1915.

The highly active and influential Arnold once gave a speech calling the Chinese soybean “The Cow of China,” explaining that the legume packed just as much nutrition as milk, so inspiring Lo Kwee-seong that he formed his own soy milk company in Hong Kong, Vitasoy, Lo’s family are now worth a combined US$1.5 billion (2019).
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The Bridge Over The River Kwai - Pierre Boulle, Xan Fielding (Translator)

1954 - The Vanguard Press, New York - First American Edition (issued at same time as UK edition, but title differs with &ldquo
First edition in English of Boulle’s first novel, based partly on his experiences performing slave labour as a POW in Japanese-occupied Indochina; and basis of the epic 1957 movie directed by David Lean starring Alec Guinness, William Holden and Jack Hawkins. 
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Peking Und Umgebung - Boy-Ed

1907 - Verlag der Brigade-Zeitung, Tientsin
Canvassed backed colour map of Peking, 71 x 80 cm. Text in German and Chinese.

With original title, additional booksellers stamp and contemporary owner’s name to front covers

This map was also used for the photographic work of the same name published in 1906 by the printing office of the German occupation forces. According to Wittockiana very little is known about the author Boy-ed, who was first lieutenant and headed the German detachment of howitzers in Peking during the Boxer rebellion.
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Price HK$ 6,000

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