Lot 139: CHINA, HONG KONG, GROUP OF 22 VOLUMES

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November 7, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT
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Description: Picturesque Hongkong. [?Hong Kong, 1920s-30s], oblong 4to, foreword by "Y.O.P" [Ye Old Printerie Ltd.], 26 tipped-in photographs on thick card stock, one photograph mounted on upper cover, original stiff wrappers stitched Chinese style, minor damage to some fore-edges and fore-edge of upper cover, photographs lightly yellowed
Wright, Arnold & Cartwright, H.A. (editors). Twentieth Century Impressions of Hongkong, Shanghai, and other Treaty Ports of China. London, 1908, half-title, photographic illustrations, maps, contemporary full red morocco, tooled in gilt with raised bands, edges gilt, [Western Travellers in China 84]
China As She Is: A Comprehensive Album. Shanghai, 1934, second impression, 10 folding charts, 6 leaves of advertisement, 2 leaves of mounted photographic illustrations, numerous illustrations, original cloth-backed boards, pictorial jacket, light browning to endpapers, some wear to jacket 
Arnold, J. Through Hong Kong with a Camera. Middlesbrough, 1910, oblong 4to, 30 leaves of photographic illustrations, original pictorial boards stitched Chinese style, gift inscription, binding with crease, occasional dampstaining
[White, Herbert & James]. Romantic China. Shanghai, [1930], 4to, PRESENTATION COPY, signed by the authors on copyright page, 42 full-page photographic illustrations, including frontispiece, original red cloth decorated in blind, [Western Travellers in China 125], preliminary leaves cracked at hinges, browning, small tear to plate 22
and 17 others (22)

Constant, Samuel Victor. Calls, Sounds and Merchandise of the Peking Street Peddlers. [1936]
Stericker, John & Veronica. Hong Kong in Picture and Story. 1953
A bit of the British Empire. Hong kong. No date
Views of Canton [A Souvenir of Canton]. No date
Buddhists in New China. 1956
The World Through a Camera. China and Siam.
Views of Weihaiwei N. China. [Printed in England. ca. 1910]
Gammon, Charles F. Souvenir Album of China. 1908
Walter, Wilhelm P.O. China of To-day. A Souvenir of China. 1932
Heath, A.H. Sketches of Vanishing China. [1927]
Claxton, Arthur E. Chungking, Queen of the River of Golden Sands. 1901
Kwok, K.W. The Splendours of Historic Nanking. 1933
Views of China. P.P.I.E. 1915. Chen Chi; Views of China. Presented by the Chinese Business Party as a Memento of their visit to U.S.A. 1915 (2)
Kwok Ying Fung. China. [1943]
View and Custom of North China. [1910]. Album
Souvenir Tsingtao. No date
Thorbecke, Ellen. People in China. [1935]

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