Celebrities of the Shanghai Turf. Sketches and Caricatures - Juel Madsen, Edmund Toeg 1923 - Juel Madsen, Shanghai - Only Edition A rare piece of Shanghai horse racing history, in remarkably clean condition.

Containing 54 full page captioned illustrations of prominent members of the Shanghai community, by Danish artists Juel Madsen, and Edmund Toeg, with an introduction by A. W. "Bertie" Burkill, Steward of the Shanghai Race Club.

The illustrations consist of 33 individual portraits of members of the Shanghai Race Club, Shanghai Paper Hunt Club, and International Recreation Club, beginning with G. H. Stitt, then Chairman of the Shanghai Racing Club (and Shanghai manager of the Hong Kong bank, interesting trivia – the right hand lion below the HSBC building in Hong Kong is nicknamed Stitt); 5 group sketches of Shanghai Race Club and Paper Hunt Club; 2 group sketches of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps (those featured are named below each sketch); 2 horses; all by Juel Madsen and 12 caricature sketches by Edmund Toeg.

Possibly the last publication and showing some of the last sketches by the Danish artist and war correspondent Juel Madsen who was killed in September 1923 in the Great Kantō Japanese earthquake.
  A number of the sketches had previously been printed in the North China-Daily News and the China Press.

Small octavo (28 x 22 cm). pp. [2] [1 (Introduction)] [1] [1 (Acknowledgments)] [1], [108 (consisting of 54 single page illustrations each with blank verso)] [2]. In publisher’s oversized brown paper wrappers, front cover with brown lettering and tipped on two toned self-caricature of Edmund Toeg, rear cover with with illustrated advertisement for ‘Aquarius’ bottled water and to the inside one for wine merchants Caldbeck Macgregor & Co, attached by silk twine to stapled white paper block.
  Condition: A fine copy with the exception of a very small amount of wear to the edges of the wrappers, and light spots to the tipped on caricature, first black page, and last blank page.   Ref: 109156   Price: HK$ 15,000