Shanghai Of To-Day. A Souvenir Album of Fifty Vandyck Prints of “The Model Settlement” - O. M. Green 1928 - Kelly & Walsh, Shanghai - Second Edition – Enlarged A superior copy. The fifty tipped-on black and white photographic plates by Vandyck are preceded by an introduction by Owen Mortimer Green, who was British editor of the North China Daily News.

‘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 was published in 1927 and contained 38 plates.

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

Quarto (book size 31 x 26, excluding yap edges) pp. 15 [3] [99 (50 plates with verso giving description of following plate)] [1]. In publisher’s cloth spine and beige silk-patterned paper over flexible card boards, front board lettered and ruled in red, and blocked in gilt, with tipped on photograph of the Administration Building, Shanghai Municipal Council’, yap edges mostly chipped off as usually encountered, illustrated endpapers.
  Condition: Fine in near very good covers, the delicate yap edges chipped as often encountered, small area of watermarks to upper edge of front board.   Ref: 109377   Price: HK$ 13,000