HAZELL, Denis H. (1897 - 1930)
Hongkong : Ye Olde Printerie, circa 1925. Oblong folio, string bound lettered card wrappers with pasted on photograph of Hong Kong (upper left corner with paper restoration), title page with pasted on photograph (stained) pp. [vi – foreword]; 26 photographs tipped-on to 24 sheets (the final photographed chipped to one corner, the others fine) with accompanying descriptive letterpress, some minor stains to the margins, without affecting photographs or text.
A fine large format view book of Hong Kong, with views of the island and Kowloon from the harbour and the Peak, the Peak Tramway and residences on the mid-levels, the Supreme Court and the Hong Kong Club, the Praya, Wyndham Street, Queen’s Road Central, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay, Shua Ki Wan, Happy Valley Racecourse and various scenes of life in the city.
‘Denis Henry Hazell (1897-1970) was a British businessman. Some of his photographs were published in Picturesque Hong Kong (Ye Olde Printerie Ltd., Hong Kong), in approximately 1925. Born in Clevedon, Somerset, and the son of local photographer Edwin Henry Hazell, Hazell moved to Hong Kong in 1923 to take up a position in business there, and lived in the British colony until his death.’ – University of Bristol, https://www.hpcbristol.net/photographer/hazell-denis-h