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    Sale 2272

    Fine Books & Manuscripts including Americana

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

    FUNG, H.K. The Shop Signs of Peking. Peking: Chinese Painting Association of Peking, 1931.

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    FUNG, H.K. The Shop Signs of Peking. Peking: Chinese Painting Association of Peking, 1931.

    Oblong 2o (252 x 336 mm). 18 leaves of plates containing 101 hand-colored illustrations (tiny marginal repair to first plate). Original cloth-backed brocade boards, tied.

    LIMITED EDITION, one of 100 copies only. A beautifully colored book showing the signs used by Chinese shopkeepers to advertise their trade. They are colored in gold, silver and colors. Each sign is accompanied by a description in English and Chinese. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH FINE CONDITION.


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