Shanghai: The Shanghai Mercury, Limited, 1909. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. Octavo; xxviii, 257pp. Complete with all 28 tissue-protected illustrations, including 2 folding maps (Gordon's Military Plan of the Country around Shangai at rear is 9 3/4" x 10 1/4"); additionally, there are 6 small unmentioned plans on plates. Very Good in publisher's purple cloth lettered in gold (spine faded, foxing to page edges, small bookseller's catalog listing tipped to title page). Item #18465
The first comprehensive historiy of foreign settlement in Shanghai. Chapter I The Opening of Shanghai; Chapter II Rise of the Foreign Settlements; Chapter III Shanghai under the Rebels; Chapter IV Fiscal Reform and Municipal Shortcomings; Chapter V The Taipings at Shanghai; Chapter VI The Thirty-mile-Radius Campaign; Chapter VII From Burgevine's Fall to Gordon's Master-stroke; Chapter VIII The Fall of Soochow; Chapter IX Municipal Evolution; Chapter X Halcyon Times.