The next book fair will be CAMBRIDGE PREMIER on Fri 17th & Sat 18th February (click here for details).
CLICK
HERE TO SEE DETAILS OF ALL OUR FAIRS. 

THE JANUARY ONLINE BOOK FAIR IS NOW OPEN.  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.

Book Description

1st edition, printed in 1904, of this important early guide book. With numerous photos and period advertisements. It was the first city guide on Shanghai published in a foreign language, and - at the time - was a very useful source of information about Shanghai, though mostly focussed on the foreign settlements. [x], xx, 221, [xxiv] pp. A fascinating insight in to China at that time - with everything from guidance on the price of hiring a sampan or a rickshaw, to 'handy' phrases in Pidgin-English! It represents a certain view of the city; through the eyes of a Western resident in the early 20th century. Condition: Black mark to front. Light wear to spine ends, but tight and clean copy. The inside is clean and in a very good condition. Lacks the original map to the back pocket.
Author DARWENT, C E
Date 1904
Binding Hardback
Publisher Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore & Yokohama: Kelly and Walsh Limited.
Condition Good
Pages 221

Friends of the PBFA

For £10 get free entry to our fairs, updates from the PBFA and more.

Join PBFA

Membership of the PBFA is open to anyone who has been trading in antiquarian and second-hand books for a minimum of two years subject to certain criteria.
Find Out More