New York / Shanghai: Dodd Mead, 1921. Third edition, revised. (fourth reprinting). Hardcover. Carl Crow (1884 - 1945) an American newspaperman, author and traveler moved to Shanghai in 1911; he was one of the most successful Americans in the city, opening the first western advertising agency in Shanghai and founding the Shanghai Evening Post and Mercury.
Crow's Handbook was enormously popular; this edition includes the color folding map of the settlements or municipalities of Shanghai, the French, the "Chinese City" and the International Settlement. Crow lived in the city for a quarter of a century, a period which began with the collapse of the Qing Dynasty. He departed in 1937 as the city was being bombed by the Japanese.
Large 12mo, v, 314pp, Index [x] pp, 9 maps of which 6 are folding. Original blue gilt cloth, title in English and Chinese in gilt at front cover; rear cover with yin yang device within gilt boarder. English title at spine, gilt slightly faded. Binding separated from text block, front end papers torn & marked at bottom edges, three of folding maps loosely inserted.
This edition though printed with third edition on the title page has fourth reprinting on the verso. All the early editions were printed in Shanghai China by the author. Good + overall. Item #25631