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China Coast Ballads,


Item Description: Shanghai, Hager 1938, 1938. in-8, 125 pp., 54 illustrations by Sapajou, original yellow and red cloth binding, hardback, a very tight and clean copy, dj tatty to and head of spine area missing but under protective plastic now .
Scarce. Humoristic poems dealing with life in Hong Kong and Shanghai, with charming illustrations by Sapajou.

Georgii Avksentievich Sapojnikoff (Sapajou) arrived as a refugee in Shanghai in 1920. He joined the China Daily News five years later, and collaborated for almost fifteen years with his cartoons. He published several albums of sketches of Shanghai life and illustrated many contemporary books about China. (From Richard Rigby). "An engineer and a chemist, Mr A'Rabbitt has lived in China and Japan for over three decades (.) At intervals through the years have bits of his verse appeared in print, formerly in the Hongkong newspapers and occasionally in other publication, under the name of John Kyoto".
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