Darien [Dalian, China]: 1930.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 100 pp + colored folding map and many interesting illustrations from photographs. Original cloth boards stamped in gilt. Old water damage to rear board, not affecting contents, which are sound and clean. No dust jacket. According to the Introduction, "this volume is designed to present briefly the principal features of the economic situation in Manchuria, with special refereence to the activities and aims of the South Manchuria Railway Company....As a semi-goverment institution, the South Manchuria Railway Company is one of the most important factors in the advancement of Japan's aims and policies in Manchuria. These are not colonization or political control, but the development of the abundant resources of this rich, hitherto only partly settled territory, and its consequent in population and purchasing power."