CHINESE POTTERY OF THE HAN DYNASTY
Leiden, E. J. Brill Ltd, 1909. First edition. 4to. xvi,39pp. 55 text illustrations and 75 full page
plates. Maroon cloth, gilt spine titles. A near fine copy. With the etched bookplate of M. K.
Westendorp on the front pastedown. Definitive catalogue of Han pottery, many times
reprinted, but rare in first edition.
Chinese Silhouette Cutwork
LEGENDS OF ANCIENT CHINA
Chefoo, China, Temple Hill Cut-outs, c. 1930 or earlier. Oblong 8vo. Eight leaves of handmade heavy paper interleaved
with text leaves printed on glassine. Each page has a silhouette intricately cut out of black paper and mounted. Bound in a
Chinese-style binding with woven tapestry covers depicting a stream, pagodas, bridge, village and water bird, all in shades of
green, beige and brown.
The first page contains a cutout of two figures, one in a boat, and the other on land with a tree and the title cut out of its
branches. Thereafter are pictures of the seven legends with an English description facing on glassine: stories of children,
frogs, the friend who failed, all popular legends of ancient China.
With a letterpress sheet laid in describing the intricate process of making the silhouettes.
A fine exemplar. A production of the Women's Bible School, Self-help Dept., Presbyterian Mission, Chefoo (now Yantai).
The mission was established in 1899.