Lot 92 of 364:
Beautifully Illustrated Chinese Shop Signs  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$420
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
China in Sign and Symbol
Author:
Crane, Louise
Place:
Shanghai
Publisher:
Press of Kelly and Walsh
Date:
1926
Description:

Illustrated with 34 color plates (a couple folding)  illustrating 102 shop signs, and with decorations by Kent Crane. 28½x21½ cm (11¼x8½") gilt-lettered white buckram, dec. stamped crane symbol to front cover. First Edition.

A beautifully illustrated book of signs and symbols identifying Chinese shops, from food to traditional medicine, paper, clothes and services. Some black & white photographs also illustrate storefronts of the era. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Soiling to covers, lacking jacket, else very good.
 
Item number:
291999
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