3 December 2010
[CHINESE]. WANG YING LIN, Compiler. T'ung Chien Ti Li T'ung Shih [The historical geography of China, vols. 1-14]. [China, 17th century].
4 volumes, 8o (266 x 161 mm). (Text browned.) Modern Chinese gilt-speckled blue wrappers with fore-edge paintings by LU HONG-NIAN OF TAI CHANG (b. 1914), EACH STAMP-SIGNED AND ONE DATED 1939, SHOWING DIFFERENT CHINESE FLOWERS; contemporary folding brocade case, a stylized repeating pattern of iridescent teal, coral, purple and brown dragons on a grey field, the inner flaps of interlocking scroll form with gilt edges, bone toggles.
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