Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0315
Heading: (1952-1961)
Author: Liang, Yen
Title: Four early children's books by Chinese-American architect Yen Liang
Place Published: Various places
Publisher:Various publishers
Date Published: 1952-61

  • Dee Dee's Birthday (New York: Oxford University Press, 1952) First Edition. Original cloth binding in pictorial Dust Jacket. 6 x 6.5", 32 unnumbered pages. Bright color illustrations;

  • Happy New Year (Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1961) Original cloth. In chipped Dust Jacket. 8 x 10", 30 unnumbered pp.

  • Ex-library with markings copies of Tommy and Dee Dee (New York: Oxford University Press, 1953) and Pot Bank (Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company,1956)

Possibly the first Chinese-American children's books both written and illustrated by an Asian author, though most of the characters were children in China rather than the US.

Liang was a noted Chinese-born architect, an early protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright who helped design the United Nations Headquarters. He lived in both China and the US during much of his life, finally settling in California, where, in retirement, he became a pottery artist.


Noted above.

Starting Bid


Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

Four early children's books by Chinese-American

Estimate $300 - $500Jun 28, 2018
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
Ask a Question|