Chinese Houses and Gardens: Inn, Henry Chinese Houses and Gardens: Inn, Henry Chinese Houses and Gardens: Inn, Henry Chinese Houses and Gardens: Inn, Henry

Chinese Houses and Gardens

Inn, Henry

Published by Fong Inn's Ltd, Honolulu, 1940
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Title: Chinese Houses and Gardens

Publisher: Fong Inn's Ltd, Honolulu

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Signed: signed by author

Edition: First edition..

Book Type: book

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In 1936, Henry Inn of Honolulu - a connoisseur of Chinese art - made his tenth extensive tour of China to study the designs of houses and gardens. Travelling from Canton to Beijing and from Shanghai to Hangchow, he visited homes of culture and refinement built according to the traditional Chinese principles of architecture, interior decoration and landscape gardening developed over many centuries, sketching and photographing characteristic details. Soon after the volume was prepared, the events of World War II irreparably injured or completely destroyed the houses and gardens that Inn recorded, and later events transformed the way of life described by his collaborators. Limited to 2,000 Copies this is copy #894; Signed and Sealed by author. No dust jacket in very good condition with light browning along edge of spine only. Signed by the author. Size: 9½" - 12½" First printing 0.0 First printing. Bookseller Inventory # 272982

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