(Fine Art : Asian Subjects) 6 Vols. Chinese Culture - Social, Historical, & Material: Bland, J. O. P.; Backhouse, E. China under the Empress Dowager. London: W. Heinemann, 1910. First edition. 8vo, original black and red-stamped green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, edges untrimmed; moderate wear, scuffed. With frontispiece, plates, map. Scattered internally spotting, frontispiece detached but present. * Blackhouse, E.; Bland, J. O. P. Annals & Memoirs of the Court of Peking (from the 16th to the 20th century). London: W. Heinemann, (1914). Second printing. 8vo, original black-stamped, gilt-pictorial brown cloth, edges untrimmed; minor wear. Frontispiece, photo plates. Internally clean, attractive copy. * Soothill, W. E. The Lotus of the Wonderful Law. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1930. First edition. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt; minor wear. Color frontispiece. Internally clean. * Laufer, Berthold. Paper and Printing in Ancient China. Chicago: Caxton Club, 1931. 1/250. Small 4to, original cream cloth and backed boards, paper label; slightly scuffed, dust jacket (some creasing and small tears). Internally clean. * Sze, Mai-Mai. The Tao of Painting: A Study of the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting. (New York): Pantheon, (1956). Bollingen Series XLIX. 2 volumes, oblong 4to, original green cloth, gilt, dust jackets. Plates (including folding plates). Near Fine in worn original slipcase.
Estimate $250-400


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