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Old Chinatown photographs of Arnold Genthe  

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Old Chinatown: A Book of Pictures by Arnold Genthe

Genthe, Arnold and Will Irwin

New York

Mitchell Kennerley



Unpaginated. Text by Will Irwin. Illustrated from halftone photographs by Arnold Genthe throughout. (8vo), black cloth titled and decorated in gilt. Second Edition.

Expanded edition of Genthe's 1908 classic volume of photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown as it was before the 1906 earthquake. A remarkable photographic document of a lost era. Laid in are four unattributed pencil sketches with several newspaper clippings. Ownership marks with two signature chops on front free endpaper. A few newspaper clippings pasted to front and rear pastedowns.

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Light rubbing at ends of somewhat sunned spine, light sunning along top edges; toning to some pages due to laid in newspaper clippings; very good.

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