Chinese Costumes. Illustrations hand painted.
JOWETT Hardy introd (1932.)
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
First and only edition. 24 hand-painted plates with printed explanations on facing tissue guard. Folio. Original decorated silk binding, frayed edges, but very good inside. [iv], 24pp. Peking, Chinese Painting Association,
Following in the footsteps of the superb 'Shop Sign of Peking' (1931), these hand-coloured illustrations of the costumes of Imperial China are amongst the finest. "The actual artists are members of a famous family of Court Painters under the late Manchu Dynasty." (Forword). Chinese, Manchu, Mongolian, Military, Mandarin, Monk, Mourning costumes etc. are rendered in beautiful detail. Rare. Only six copies in OCLC.
Stock Code: 224300