Shopping Around the World: The Key to the Shops Around the World

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    23cm x 15cm. [32] pages, colour illustrations. Illustrated saddle-stapled wrappers.

    This gorgeously illustrated booklet subtitled ‘The Key to the Shops around the World’ was published by the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Steamship Line. It shows what can be bought in cities around the world: koa wooden bowls, tapa cloths, ukuleles, and hula skirts in Honolulu, kimonos and silks in Yokohama, cloisonnes, lacquer ware, swords, bronzes and silverware in Kyoto, brass and silver ware in Korea, silver, rugs and furs in Peking, silks, jades and ivories in Shanghai, shawls, teak and jade in Hong Kong, silver and batik in Singapore, brass and silver in Bangkok, shawls and furs in Calcutta, gems in Colombo, rugs in Cairo, bronzes in Naples, then Marseilles and London. Shopping in each place is captured by a colourful full page illustration, along with details of routes and fares for trips on the NYK liners. Illustrated by American illustrator Daniel C. Sweeney (1880-1958), who during the 1920s did a lot of commissions for Asian hotels. July, 1938 issue.

    Minor soiling and wear to wrappers. Very minor tanning. Near Fine Condition.

    $200.00 AUD

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