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Two books of Gravure Photographs of Old China; the first, "Pictures of Peking (Series One)" A Collection of Artistic Studies Reproduced in 20 Vandyck Photogravure Illustrating the Picturesque aspect of the Historic City from Photographs by Donald Mennie, Published by A. S. Watson & Co., Shanghai, 1920's, half-folio soft bound with hand made Chinese paper covers and ribbon binding, the pages with tipped-in gravures covered with tissue; together with "Chine" Text in French by Paul Claudel, with the Photographs of Helene Hoppenot, 1946, Editions d'Art Albert Skira , Switzerland in 80 Heliogravures soft bound folio images on both sides of a page and with original glassine wrappers. Provenance: Swann Auctions for each, the Menie with the bookplate of Mary Louise Randolph Coleman who has noted that the plate of the "Lung Wang Tang-Western Hills" illustrates "my room, 1926."

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Covers with small chips & tears; ribbon replaced on Mennie; both with inside material in good condition.

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Gravure Photos China; Donald Mennie & Helene Hoppenot

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40 West 25th Street
Gallery 204
New York, NY 10010- 2707
United States
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