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Six Chinese and Japanese illustrated volumes  

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$300 - $500

Six Chinese and Japanese illustrated volumes


Various places


Various dates


Six illustrated volumes. Includes:

  • The Cultivation of Rice, the Bread of China. [9] b&w illustrated pp.with scenes of the cultivation of rice, captioned in the top margins. (8vo), illustrated wraps, bound with string.

  • Five illustrated volumes in Chinese and Japanese. Some with text, though most are made up primarily of illustrations; some black and white, some tinted, featuring scenes of flora and fauna, day to day life, battles, etc. One volume features color wood block illustrations of flower and trees. All volumes are octavo or smaller, wraps or boards.

No publishing information (in English) is available on the volumes. They generally appear to be from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lot sold as is.

Lot Amendments

Fair amount of wear and soiling to bindings, some with wrappers or boards detached; wear to interiors with foxing and toning, occasional tears, chips, dampstaining, etc., one volume with wormhole damage to margins throughout.

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