24 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
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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