Hu Zhengyan: SHIZHUZHAI JIANPU. (Letter Papers from the Ten Bamboo Studio). Beijing, 2013. 2, 17 leaves with text, 142 folded leaves with colour woodcuts on both sides, many with embossing. 4 vols. 32x21 cm. Stitched, cloth case.
Full size facsimile reproduction of the 1934 edition of this famous and beautiful work that was first published at the end of the Ming dynasty. Illustrated throughout with delicate and varied designs and images and including the use of gauffrage. Text in Chinese. Very nicely done. Printed in colour from woodblocks. Produced, we are told, in a very limited edition of 200 copies and immediately went out-of-print.
Subjects: Illustrated Books
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 281 in printed List 187.
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