Views of Shanghai during the Great Snowfall of 1893 (Jubilee Year).
KELLY & WALSH (1893.)
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First and only edition. 12 collotype plates with printed captions on tissue-guards. Oblong folio. Original flexible pictorial boards, slightly browned, top right corners of last two leaves creased, bottom left corner creased and dented, but overall still a good copy. title, [ii](text)ff. Shanghai, Hongkong, Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh,
"The winter of 1892-3 will be long referred to as the most severe within the limits of Western memory in Shanghai; and as this year, 1893, is the Jubilee of these great Settlements, a pictorial representation of Shanghai in her winter dress will, we trust, be considered both timely and interesting." (A. E. M.). This publication was printed by Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929), the foremost publisher of collotype books in Tokyo. It is amongst the rarest photobooks about Shanghai.
Stock Code: 243842