Handbook for China (Including Hong Kong) - Carl Crow, Carl Sowerby 1933 - Kelly & Walsh, Shanghai - Fifth Edition, Revised Throughout A superb copy of this uncommon, detailed guidebook, with 390 pages of text. Illustrated throughout, including six folding colour maps. At the rear are 48 pages of traveller focussed advertisements, and a ten page detailed index.

Fascinating and comprehensive, Crow’s handbook includes informative sections for the traveller on Shanghai, Peking, and Hong Kong, each with numerous maps, as well as chapters on flora and fauna, climate, transportation, and hotels, together with historical sketches, the religions of China, arts and industry, and the government.
  Folding colour maps: ‘China’ (1); ‘Plan of the Foreign Settlements Shanghai’ (136); ‘Plan of Soochow’ (192); ‘Sketch Map of Peiping’ (252); ‘Plan of the Foreign Concessions Tientsin’ (338); ‘Plan of Hongkong City of Victoria’ (358). (collated and complete 1/18)

Carl Crow (1884–1945) was a Missouri-born newspaperman, businessman, and author. He arrived in Shanghai in 1911 and made the city his home for a quarter of a century, was the founding editor of the Shanghai Evening Post. He also opened the first Western advertising agency in Shanghai, based on 34 Nanking Road. His classic ‘400 million customers’ is still in publication today (2018).

Small octavo pp. [10] v [1] 390 [11 (index)] [1] [15 (advertisements)] [1]. Publisher’s dark blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, all edges stained red.
  Condition: Fine   Ref: 109236   Price: HK$ 2,800