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Lot 0092
Author: Crane, Louise
Title: China in Sign and Symbol
Place Published: Shanghai
Publisher:Press of Kelly and Walsh
Date Published: 1926

Illustrated with 34 color plates (a couple folding) illustrating 102 shop signs, and with decorations by Kent Crane. 28½x21½ cm (11¼x8½") gilt-lettered white buckram, dec. stamped crane symbol to front cover. First Edition.

A beautifully illustrated book of signs and symbols identifying Chinese shops, from food to traditional medicine, paper, clothes and services. Some black & white photographs also illustrate storefronts of the era.


Soiling to covers, lacking jacket, else very good.

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Beautifully Illustrated Chinese Shop Signs

Estimate $700 - $1,000Jun 28, 2018