Hu Zhengyan: SHIZHUZHAI JIANPU. (Letter Papers from the Ten Bamboo Studio). 十竹齋箋譜 。 (明)胡正言 輯. 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.
GBP 1,000.00
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. Testament to the continuing fascination in China with this peak of Chinese printing and the latest production in the ongoing history of its publication.
Subjects: Illustrated Books
Item 200 in List 202.
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