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Xu Zhengdian
Jin Shen Shang Gu Fang Shu Bian Lan, etc. (Three Volumes)
1880. Caption in Chinese. Illustrated in color. Original string binding paper wrappers. Binding string broken. Covers heavily damaged. Without publication date, circa 1880. Illustrated by Xu Zheng Dian Ningbo Ximen Nei She Tan Qiao. Extremely rare watercolors album in three volumes. Volume 1: Jin Shen Shang Gu Fang Shu Bian Lan. Front cover detached from the binding with paper missing at the top. A few dog eared pages.Illustrated with 40 full page watercolors illustration, this volume illustrates the different types of trade available in China at that time including Butcher, ophthalmic acupuncture practitioners, monkeys trainer, etc. Back wrapper mentioning the name of the artist Xu Zhengdian. Size: 8.1X8.3X0.1 inches 40 pages. Volume 2: Without tittle. Binding string broken. Front cover damaged with 13 cm x 12 cm of paper missing at the bottom corner. A triangle of paper measuring about 2 cm x 3 cm missing at the bottom on the whole album corner. First and second page with 11 cm x 12 cm paper missing at bottom corner. Third and fourth page with 6.3 cm x 5 cm paper missing at the corner. Scatter foxing at back cover. Label with no. 544 pasted on back cover. A few dog eared pages. Pages slightly worn at edges. Back wrapper mentioning the name of the artist Xu Zhengdian. Illustrated with 40 full page watercolors, this volume illustrations include works of sheep meat seller, tailor, dice Player, lantern Maker, fisherman, hat maker, etc. Size: 8.1X3.7X0.1 inches 40 pages. Volume 3: A triangle measuring about 3 cm x 6 cm at missing at bottom corner. Light pencil marks and scatte … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nanya art and fine books [Hangzhou, China]
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