Handbook for China (Including Hongkong) - Carl Crow, Carl Sowerby 1925 - Carl Crow, Shanghai & New York - Fourth Edition, Revised Throughout A bright copy of this uncommon, detailed guidebook, with over 380 pages of text. Illustrated throughout, including six folding colour maps, and four black and white maps (one of which, the new ‘Road Map of Shanghai’ added to this edition, is folding). At the rear are 17 pages of traveller focussed advertisements, and a detailed nine page index.

Fascinating and comprehensive, Crow’s handbook includes informative sections for the traveller on Shanghai, Peking, and Hong Kong, each with numerous maps, as well as chapters on flora and fauna, climate, transportation, and hotels, together with historical sketches, the religions of China, arts and industry, and the government.
  Folding colour maps: ‘China’ (1); ‘Plan of the Foreign Settlements Shanghai’ (134); ‘Plan of Soochow’ (186); ‘Sketch Map of Peking’ (249); ‘Plan of the Foreign Concessions Tientsin’ (322); ‘Plan of Hongkong City of Victoria’ (350). Black and white maps: ‘Road Map of Shanghai’ (folding, 134); ‘Shanghai-Nanking Railway’ (185); ‘Peking-Mukden Railway’ (305); ‘Map of Hong Kong’ (350). Single page plate: ‘Great Pagoda at Soochow’ (1). (complete. collated 1/18)

Carl Crow (1884–1945) was a Missouri-born newspaperman, businessman, and author. He arrived in Shanghai in 1911 and made the city his home for a quarter of a century, was the founding editor of the
Shanghai Evening Post. He also opened the first Western advertising agency in Shanghai, based on 34 Nanking Road. His classic ‘400 million customers’ is still in publication today (2018).

Provenance: Former owner’s name crossed out and later owner’s name of J. S. Cook added and dated Shanghai November 6th, 1933.

Small octavo pp. [10] v [1] 382 [9 (index)] [17 (advertisements)]. Publisher’s pictorial green cloth with titles and Chinese lettering in gilt to spine and front cover, symbol blocked to rear cover in red, white and gilt, edges tinted red.
  Condition: Near fine, light wear to edges and corners, a rear panel rubbed, inner hinges starting   Ref: 109235   Price: HK$ 2,800