Lei Junyao ed: HUITU PIANSHU QITAN. (An Illustrated Selection of Strange Stories on the Art of Deception). Shanghai, 1909. 46, 23, 28, 33 folded leaves. 100 full page b/w lithographic illustrations. 4 vols. 20x13 cm. Stitched, board case.
A totally-delicious illustrated lithography work from the venerable Saoye Shanfang in Shanghai. Four volumes depicting numerous stories of deception and cheating, each tale accompanied by a full page detailed lithographic illustration. The majority of the illustrations are traditional Chinese in nature with a few showing late 19th/early 20th century Shanghai scenes. Dated Xuantong Yuan Nian (1909). In Chinese. Occasional minor foxing. In fine condition with the original case. Very rare.
Subjects: Illustrated Books Rare Books
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 382 in printed List 194.
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