CROW, Carl. The Travellers' Handbook For China ... Fourth Edition, Revised Throughout. Shanghai, Carl Crow, .
8vo. Original flexible green cloth, lettered in gilt, all edges red, rounded corners; pp. , v, 382, [26, index and advertisements], with seven folding maps and plans, one plate in the text; front inner hinge strengthened, contemporary ownership inscription Lilian Dow Davidson, dated Hongkong 1930 inside front cover, a few underlinings an annotations in the text; a very good copy with Derek Gair Gibson's blind-stamp to front fly-leaf.
Hailed as the "fully authoritative" guide by the China Press, and given to equally vociferous praise by much of the contemporary Chinese media, the Handbook For China was the first book of an eminent Missouri-born newspaperman, businessman, and author who managed several newspapers and then opened the first Western advertising agency in Shanghai, China. He went on to write several successful books including 400 Million Customers which won the Early National Book Awards: the Most Original Book of 1937, voted by members of the American Booksellers Association. This guide book includes folding maps of Hong Kong, Tientsin, Peking, Soochow, Shanghai and a map of China. - Very rare.
Provenance: Derek Gair Gibson (1936-2921) was an eminent physiologist, cardiologist and book collector.