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L'Oeuvre de Stowitts pour Fay-Yen-Fah: OpÃ©ra - STOWITTS] [Charles] Templeton - 1928. 
Paris M. et J. de Brunoff, Editeurs, 1928. Text by [Charles] Templeton Crocker. Music by Joseph Redding. Illustrated with 59 mounted color plates (53 are full-page) from paintings by Hubert Julian Stowitts; numerous vignettes and the text printed in three colors. (Folio) 15Åx13, half calf and maroon cloth, (back heavily worn) embossed gilt and gold decoration of a head and face of the winged Fox God of Will on the front cover. Interior is in very good condition. No. 120 of a limited edition of 200 copies. Sold with the Opera full Text. "A splendid large work illustrated with color plates from the art work of Hubert Julian Stowitts (1892-1953) for the decorations and costumes of the "Fay-Yen-Fah" musical, revealing the life and the habits of old China. Stowitts lived in Asia for many years where he recorded the rapidly disappearing indigenous cultures of Asia through his paintings. After returning to Europe and the United States, Stowitts opened his collections to record crowds in many of the worlds most prestigious museums. Stowitts was hailed as "Americas First Ambassador of International Culture. In 1932 he moved to southern California where he continued to paint, perform, completed book manuscripts and appeared in a several motion pictures."
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