Lot 34 of 443:
Chinese legends in silhouette cut-outs  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$240
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Legends of Ancient China

Author:

Place:
[Chefoo, China]

Publisher:
[Women's Bible School, Self Help Dept., Presbyterian Mission]

Date:
[1930]

Description:

8 heavy leaves with mounted black paper cut-outs, interleaved with 7 sheets of printed glassine.18.5x23 cm (7¼x9"), Chinese-style binding with flexible woven tapestry covers.

Charming and scarce book with Chinese silhouette cutwork, produced by Temple Hill Cut-outs. The title page contains a cutout of two figures, one in a boat, and the other on land, followed by pictures of the seven legends with an English description facing on glassine. With two later owners' inscriptions on front pastedown.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some rubbing to wrappers, the string spine stitching broken in places; one glassine with corner torn off, text not affected; a few others with short tears; else very good.


 
Item number:
305430a
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