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Researches into Chinese Superstitions, Vol I-VII - DORE (PÃ¨re Henri) - 1914. 
Shanghai, T'Usewei Printing, 1914-1922. 7 volumes, 8-vo, illustrated boards sewn at spine as issued, profusely illustrated with coloured plates, very good condition. Researches into Chinese Superstitions by Henri DorÃ©, translated by M. Kennelly. This set is a rare collection of the seven first volumes translated in english (on 11 published). First part: Superstitious Practices. Vol I: Birth, Marriage, Death (1914) -XXI-155 pp., 8 photogravures, 75 chromos. Vol II: Charms and Spells (1915)- XV-72 pp., 2 photogravures, 153 chromos. Vol III: Mode of Writing and Explanation of Charms and Spells (1916) -XXVIII-93 pp., 89 fac-simile. Vol IV: Divination - Vain Observances (1917) -XXV-144 pp., 4 photogravures, 32 chromos. Vol V: Vain Observances;Annual religious Festivals and Customs; Animals, trees and Plants Endowed with Marvellous Powers (1918) - XXIV -271 pp.,1 photogravure, 53 chromos. Second Part: Chinese Pantheon; Vol VI: The principal Triads;Gods Principally Worshipped by the literati; Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, etc. (1920) - XXIV-223 pp., 5 photogravures, 2 fac-simile, 32 chromos. Vol VII: The Buddhist Hades; The 18 Arhats or Lohans, The Buddhist Patriarchs, etc. (1922) -XV-263 pp., 2 photogravures, 67 chromos.
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