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A Book of Famous and Beautiful Cbinese Ladies from all Antiquity by (Chinese Silk Painting) - Hardcover - 1900 - from Thorn Books (SKU: 22170)

A Book of Famous and Beautiful Cbinese Ladies from all Antiquity

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A Book of Famous and Beautiful Cbinese Ladies from all Antiquity

by (Chinese Silk Painting)

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  • Hardcover
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China: n.p., 1900. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. 22 unnumbered pages using verso only. Accordion book bound in Asian style. Wooden boards, the upper board carved with the character for Good Luck. Top and bottom edges gilt.


This is followed by 11 sets of two pages, the right hand page with the story of a particular lady in Chinese and English, and the left hand with a painting on silk illustrating the story and bordered in brocade. The silk paintings are bright and unfaded, showing vibrant pigmentation, and artistically executed with lovely shading effect, Includes the story of Mu Lan, basis for the Disney film.


The typesetting and spelling of the English translation are poorly accomplished, the word 'Cbinese' in the title being perhaps the most glaring example. Misspellings, misuses of quotation marks and unusual word separations lead us to believe this is the first issue of a title preprinted into the 1930's.


A fine example.


Scarce.

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Bookseller
Thorn Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
22170
Title
A Book of Famous and Beautiful Cbinese Ladies from all Antiquity
Author
(Chinese Silk Painting)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near fine
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
n.p.
Place of Publication
China
Date Published
1900
Bookseller catalogs
Rare Books;

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Thorn Books offers antiquarian, rare and out-of-print books. Frequently updated catalogues are available online in our specialty areas: King Arthur; Early Britain; Western Americana; California; Literature; and Rare Books. We are open by appointment only. Thorn Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers of American (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Independent League of Online Booksellers (IOBA).

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

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