McCormick, Elsie: THE UNEXPURGATED DIARY OF A SHANGHAI BABY. Shanghai, 1921. ii, 99 pp. 19x12 cm. Boards.
'Respectfully dedicated to all perambulator tenants in the Far East', Mrs. McCormick excels herself with this rare piece of humorous Shanghai ephemera that views the life of a privileged expatriate family in Shanghai in the early part of the 20th century from a baby's perspective. There is much tiffin to be had, the servants are partial to gambling and the baby - in its pram! - covers much of Shanghai. Here is an extract from the diary:
"May ninth - Will walk soon if lucky. Afterwards went upstairs for nap and saw new coolie mopping floor with mama's sweater fastened to end of broomstick. Pleasant afternoon."
A good copy.
Subjects: Ephemera Shanghai
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 334 in printed List 200.
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