Accurate Portraits of Female Beauties. Women.

Accurate Portraits of Female Beauties.

Shanghai: World Book Co, 1922. Modernized version of an ancient Chinese classic being the second volume of "One Hundred Beauties" with 50 full-page portraits and pictorial titlepage and colophon, text in Chinese, original green printed front wrapper and tan back wrapper, hand-sewn. Wrappers a bit soild and worn at edges as are some pages but generally sound, housed in custom-made black cloth over boards clamshell box. Issued during the Republic period when Shanghai was know as the Paris of the East and the Chinese cinema flourished as a new art form - that effect seen in the images in this book. Item #9947

Price: $750.00

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