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"Chinese Pagodas",Siccawei Catholic Mission,Shanghai, Photographic Plates,1915.
Siccawei Catholic Mission (?), 1915. In good condition, some small areas of rubbing. Modern wraps. All plates, text, and map present. Collection of Chinese Pagodas Achieved by the Siccawei Catholic Mission, Industrial School, near Shanghai, to the World's Panama Pacific Exposition 1915. No place [Shanghai ?] 1915. Titlepage and 18 pages with text and photographic illustrations on recto, folded in leporello style, (accordian). Text in Chinese and English. Introductory pamphlet in English of 13 pages inserted. With one folded coloured map indicating location of the pagodas, and 4 page foreword. Modern paper wraps with ties.This thorough study of Chinese pagodas comprises photographs of 80 detailed wooden models, executed to 1/50 of natural size, created by students at the school of authentic pagodas throughout China. Following the Exposition the models were purchased by the Field Museum, Chicago. A rare volume, I have found two copies with dealers in the last ten years, and no other for sale at the present time. Guaranteed as described. Please email with any questions. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Apollo Fine Art (apollofineart) [Bella Vista, Arkansas, US]
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