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A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity
  • A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity

A Book of Famous & Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity

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£375.00


Product Description

A beautiful c1890 Chinese hand coloured printed book titled in both Chinese and English: A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Ladies From All Antiquity.

Within are excellent examples of Chinese art, all painted on fine silk brocade mounted on sturdier backings and bound in the accordion style popular for collections of Eastern art. The covers are made of wood, with a carved Chinese emblem meaning Bliss or Good Fortune, on the front board and painted green. Each woodcut image is faced by an English (numerous printing errors) & Chinese text, with a description and story of each historical lady. The quality of the hand colouring is particularly good. Some other example books have less detail. According to research, the name of the author is Yü T`ing-shih. The Publisher was a Methodist Student Work Department, in Peking c1880.

Condition is good, with light staining here and there and a couple of very minor tears to the folds of paper.

There are a total of 10 individual ladies, depicted in the following order: "Li-Chuan", "Mu-Lan", "Wu Chiang-Hsien", "Ch'eng I-Nin", "A Maid of Honour of The Tang Dynasty", "Yang Yu-huan", "Su Hui", "Aua Jui Fu Jen", "Chang Li Hua", "Hsi Shih".

Size: 21 x 15 x 2 cm (8 ¼ x 5 7/8 x ¾ inches)
Weight: 247 g

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