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China In Print – Asia’s Premier Rare Book, Photograph and Map Fair


The 5th annual China in Print – Hong Kong Rare Book, Photograph and Map Fair opens Friday 18th and AbeBooks is pleased to be a sponsor of this premier fair.

With a focus on Asian printed material, visitors will have the opportunity to see a wonderful collection of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and other pieces of ephemera. According to fair organizer, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, ABA ILAB, “the books, and other works on paper, which are offered for sale at the fair are exceptionally rare, museum-quality pieces. Important examples of printed and manuscript works on China and its history, both visual and textual, will be exhibited. There will also be seminal works on subjects ranging from world literature to history and politics, many in beautiful bindings or with interesting provenances. Some are signed by historical figures, or belonged to them.”

A host of leading international dealers will be exhibiting including AbeBooks’ sellers: Asia Bookroom, Cavendish Rare Books, Daniel Crouch Rare Books, Inlibris, Lucius Books, Oldimprints.com, Peter Harrington and more. Some of the more interesting and valuable items being exhibited at the fair can be seen on the chinainprint.com/exhibits page.

The three day fair will take place in the beautiful Hong Kong Maritime Museum, in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. The fair takes place Friday November 18 to Sunday November 20th and admission is free. For more information about the China in Print fair, please visit www.chinainprint.com

Items of particular interest at the fair include:


Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. Beijing, 1966. First English edition, signed by Chairman Mao alongside his portrait.


Watercolours of Street Scenes in Peking. 50 watercolours mounted on album paper.


Gospel of St Luke in Wenli.  Malacca, 1825. First large-type edition of this translation by Robert Morrison, the first Protestant missionary to China.


 Rare Chinese Opium War Watercolour Album. 36 watercolours in a large Chinese traditional handmade dark blue silk covered album.


Illustrations of China and its People 1873-1874. A Series of two Hundred Photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented.


La Cuisine Chinoise 1925. Rare original edition of one of the first Chinese cook books in French language.

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