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Laufer, Berthold,

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.

$250

19936

Chinese Silhouette Cutwork

22.

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.

$1500

20017