3 December 2010
[CHINESE]. LI FANG and others, compilers. Nin Yuan Ying Hua [Anthologies], [China, 1567-72].
8o (279 x 182 mm). Modern Chinese blue gilt-speckled wrappers with a signed fore-edge painting by LU HONG-NIAN OF TAI CHANG (b. 1914) showing JESUS IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE; contemporary folding brocade case, a stylized repeating pattern of blue, green and gold, the inner flaps of interlocking square form with gilt edges, lavender bone toggles. Provenance: Estelle Doheny (bookplate; her sale Christie's Camarillo California, 1 February 1988, lot 594).
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