Old Chinatown. A Book of Pictures by Arnold Genthe, with text by Will Irwin. London: Sidgewick & Jackson, 1913. Large 8vo., publisher’s black cloth binding with gilt lettering and ornamentation to boards and spine, pp. ix, 208, with numerous photographs of Chinese people and customs in San Francisco (twice as many as in the first edition). V. scarce London edition, the more often seen (though still very rare) New York edition (publ. Mitchell Kennerley) being published the same year. Binding slightly bumped, spine a little slanted; otherwise a very good copy with bright, tight pages.
IRWIN, Will; GENTHE, Arnold., Old Chinatown. A Book of Pictures by Arnold Genthe, with text by Will Irwin., Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 1913
SKU: 034438 Categories: American Travel, History, Photography Tags: America, California, China, Chinatown, Chinese, Genthe, Orientalism, Photography, pre-war, San Francisco, twentieth century