Shanghai Of To-Day. A Souvenir Album of Fifty Vandyke Gravure Prints of The Model Settlement - F. L. Hawks Pott 1930 - Kelly &, Shanghai - Third Edition &ndash A superior copy of the enlarged edition with fifty tipped-on black and white photographic plates using the Vandyck printing process, preceded by an introduction by Francis Lister Hawks Pott (1864-1947), President of St. John's College in Shanghai (later renamed St. John's University), one of China's oldest and most prestigious universities.

‘Shanghai, being a Treaty Port, was composed of two parts : the native of Shanghai city, under the control and administration of the Chinese and the foreign governed Shanghai International Settlement. This work, fully illustrated with photographs, covers the most important places of the Shanghai International al Settlement, with it’s emphasis on the more Western-Style architecture, in particular administrative or commercial buildings and some religious buildings, combined to present Shanghai as a modern and attractive city.’
  ‘The Shanghai Municipal Council was the governing body which administered the combined British and American foreign concessions in Shanghai, known as the Shanghai International Settlement (also called the Model Settlement). It was established in 1854 to reorganise the existing concessions. It consisted of about 4,000 foreign residents of all nationalities, the majority of whom were, however, English. Chinese citizens were not permitted to join the council until 1928.’

The first edition of 1927 contained only 38 plates and had an introduction by O. M. Green, the second edition of 1929 expanded to 50 plates, and this third edition has an introduction by F. L. Hawks Pott.

Reference: Bibliotheca Wittockiana,
Western Travellers in China Discovering the Middle Kingdom, 122.

Quarto (book size 31.5x25.5cm), pp. [10] 12 [2] [99 (50 plates with verso giving description of following plate)] [1]. In publisher’s red cloth spine and beige paper over flexible card boards, front board lettered and ruled in red, with tipped on photograph of the ‘Administration Building, Shanghai Municipal Council’, illustrated endpapers, foredge untrimmed.
  Condition: Fine in near fine covers, light soiling to panels, minor rubbing to edges and spine ends, fold to upper corner of front panel.   Ref: 111524   Price: HK$ 11,000