The Coastwise Lights of China.
Banister, T. Roger.
(Inspectorate General of Customs), ( n.d. 1932?)), Shanghai
4to, 28 cm. xviii, 243 pp. b/w maps highlighted in red, photo plates.
First edition of “an illustrated account of the Chinese Maritime Customs Lights service.” Quite an unusual work, picturing and describing the light houses of China. Arranged by district. Also, revenue cruisers and light ships in the Customs Service. Inscribed by American Inspector General, L.K. Little to Rear Admiral Settle, USN, Shanghai, 1946. With Little’s chop. Small piece torn from outer edge of this page. A bright copy, bound in original moire silk covers, with silver cover lettering.