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A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Ladies from All Antiquities.
No publishing details. No date. (Early Twentieth century?). - 10 watercolours on silk, accordion style folding binding, gilt border upper and lower edges, wooden boards, Chinese character for happiness carved into upper cover and painted green. Pastedowns have been glued a little carelessly causing paper to "bubble" in a few places. Very good copy. 19 x 13cm. Text in Chinese and English. The ten watercolours show Li-Chuan, a favourite concubine of Emperor Wu Ti (Han Dynasty); Mu-lan, the soldier girl (Liang Dynasty); Wu Chiang-hsien, concubine of Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty; Ch'eng I-Nin, a favourite concubine of Emperor Shun Ti of the Yuan Dynasty; A maid of honor of the Tang Dynasty; Yang Yu-Huan; Su Hui; Hua Jui Fu Jen; Chang Li-hun a favourite concubine of Emperor Ch'en Hou-chu and Hsi Shih, the fuel peddler's daughter who was made a princess. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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