A Short History of Shanghai: Being An Account of the Growth and Development of the International Settlement - F. L. Hawks Pott 1928 - Kelly &, Shanghai - First Edition A comprehensive and focussed work on the history of the International Settlement in Shanghai. The true and rare first edition in dust jacket. Not to be confused with the later 1970’s and 1980’s facsimile copies.

With wonderful large folding panoramic view of the Bund in 1928 (75cm), folding colour map of ‘Shanghai in 1855’, and six full page black and white photographs.

By Francis Lister Hawks Pott (1864-1947), an American Episcopal missionary and educator who spent 55 years in China and served as President of St. John's College in Shanghai (later renamed St. John's University), one of China's oldest and most prestigious universities.
  Provenance: Robert E. Whittaker, Shanghai, April 2, 1946 (1924-2012) born in Shanghai, Master Mariner, from 1964 he became a documentary maker with his company in 1964 - Compass Films. For 40 years Whittaker made military films from Vietnam to Northern Ireland; medical films from the Aids wards of a hospital in Boston and Africa to medical research laboratories in Malaysia, Minnesota, and Brazil. He has filmed documentaries such as the "Fire Walkers of Bali, Scientists Under the Sea, Power for a Nation and hundreds of others. He scripted 47 films. Whittaker wrote two China related books - ‘Dragon MasterThe Kaiser's One-Man Air Force in Tsingtau, China, 1914’ and ‘China anthology: Seventy years of Shanghai "Tiffin" perspectives’.

Octavo (book size 22.5x14.5cm), pp. xii [4] 336. In publisher’s black cloth spine, lettered and ruled in gilt, and light brown paper covered boards. Dust jacket without price as published.
  Condition: Very good, rubbing and wear to corners and edges, inner hinges delicate, soiling to boards, in very good dust jacket, with wear to edges and some loss to spine ends.   Ref: 111587   Price: HK$ 6,000