Twentieth Century Impressions of Hongkong, Shanghai, and Other Treaty Ports of China: Their History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources - Arnold Wright, H. A. Cartwright 1908 - Lloyd’s Greater Britain Publishing Company, London - First Edition A massive and exhaustive work, illustrated with well over a thousand black and white photographs. Containing 270 detailed pages dedicated to Hong Kong, 324 pages to Shanghai, and 150 pages to the remaining treaty ports.

Covering not only history, culture and government, but details on the major conglomerates, companies, industries, clubs (business, social and sporting), and leading figures of the day. There is nothing comparable.

Scarce and even more so in such exceptional condition in the original publisher’s gilt decorated binding.
  Twentieth Century Impressions was a series of travel, political, and social reference books published by Lloyd’s Greater Britain Publishing Company between 1901 and 1914.

Provenance: Small booksellers label of Berkelouw Bookdealers, and evidence of former bookplate to front pastedown.

Quarto (book size 31 x 25.5 cm) pp. [2] [14] 13-848 [2].
  In publisher's dark green pebbled morocco, panelled spine lettered and tooled in gilt gilt, front panel with fillet borders in gilt and blind enclosing gilt vignette of sailing ship and junk at anchor with hills of Hong Kong in the background, thick bevelled edges, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.   Condition: Near fine, small area of rubbing to front pastedown from former bookplate   Ref: 109702   Price: HK$ 45,000