RYOZO TANAKA. The "Sino-Japanese disturbances" Souvenir Album. Shanghai. 1932 [author and imprint information taken from colophon]. Tokyo, Shomi-do, Showa 7, .
Oblong 4to. Original patterened cloth, cord-bound with printed label on front cover, housed in the oricinal cardboard slip-case, title printed on spine and front cover; pictorial title, two maps and 48 photographic plates with tissue-guards; fly-leaves with repairs near gutter due to binding fault; otherwise very well preserved.
Very rare first edition with only one copy located via COPAC, in the Imperial War Museum. In January 1932 30 ships, 40 airplanes and nearly 7,000 Japanese troops attacked the shoreline near Shanghai, after 18 Japanese nationalist Buddhist monks had been beaten (one died) in a Shanghai factory by a agitated Chinese crowd. This 'incident' is a precursor of the battle of Shanghai in 1937.