Softcover. Scarce convolute of two works (and one auction catalogue) by one of the most famous and foremost Japanese stamp and coin collectors of the 20th century. Alphonse Marie Tracey Woodward started collecting stamps early in his live. He expanded his collecting into coins when he moved to China in 1916. He became well-known in the coin collector's world by publishing articles in "The China Journal." In 1936, the articles were combined in "The Minted 10 Cash Coins of China." Eight years earlier he also wrote a key work on Japanese stamps entitled "The Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies."
1) Vol. XXXIV: Part III. of "Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan." 1906, Yokohama. Kelly & Walsh, Ltd. 8vo. 90pp. Original printed wraps. Illustrated with 86 b/w photographic reproductions of Japanese postage stamps from the date of the reformed Postal System in 1871up until 1900. Rear wrapper detached but present. Chipping and tearing to edges of wraps. Lacking backstrip. Wraps in poor, interior in very good condition.
2) The Coins of Shanghai: An Unwritten Chapter in the History of the "Capital in the Far East". No. 3 of Bulletin of the Numismatic Society of China. Reprinted from "The China Journal," Vol. XXVII, No. 2, August, 1937, pp. 64-78. 4to. Original printed wraps. 15pp. Illustrated with b/w photographic reproductions of coins & tokens from Shanghai. Some age wear, sunning and creasing on wraps. Wraps in fair, interior in overall very good condition.
3) The Tracey Woodward Collection of Japan. Monday to Wednesday, June 26th, 27th and 28th. ND (1939). 4to. Original color wraps. Rare auction catalogue. The auction was held by H. R. Harmer in London from June 26 - 28, 1939. Illustrated with two full pages of color photographic reproductions & b/w plates of stamps as well as a b/w photograph of A. M. Tracey Woodward. Original auction bidding form laid-in. Some age wear, staining and creasing on wraps. Head of spine bumped affecting pages throughout. Wraps in good-, interior in overall very good condition. g. Item #31443
Scarce convolute in overall good to very good condition.