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Familiar Chinese Faces - A Selection of: CARTER (J.C.) -

CARTER (J.C.) - [SHANGHAI IMPRINT] [CHINA]

Published by Shanghai, Published by MacTavish & Co, no date (ca. 1910). (1910)

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About this Item: Shanghai, Published by MacTavish & Co, no date (ca. 1910)., 1910. 1 album in-quarto, soft illustrated covers tied by a small string, with 24 tipped-in images, photographic reproductions of daily life in China at early 20th century. The front cover is slightly soiled (some liquid splash) and rubbed, but inside content is in perfect condition. A rare copy of this exotic book on Chinese Life. Seller Inventory # 4637

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FAMILIAR CHINESE FACES: A Selection of Figure: CARTER, J.C.

About this Item: Shanghai [c.1910], McTavish. New stiff gray wrs., old covers layed down,23 x 28 cm.,string tied, original covers browned, 24 tipped-in images all very clean, [18] pages., English captions, solid copy. FIRST & ONLY OBSCURE EDITION R A R E *** *** *** . Photos of Chinese in Shanghai during the 1920's. The images were printed using the "old style wet plates" technique, in a brownish tint, with the "sepia-tone" look. * THE 24 IMAGES/TITLES: . 1.Cottage weaving bamboo matting . 2. Young country woman in large bamboo hat . 3. Native hunter with home-made rifle . 4. Country lad enjoying a bowl of rice . 5. Shantung peasant enjoying his pipe . 6. Old woman shelling peanuts . 7. Water buffalo . 8. Women transplanting rice . 9. Chinese youngster scared by the foreigner with a camera . 10. Blind fortune teller with guide . 11. Street juggler . 12. Chinese wheelbarrow used as a taxi around Shanghai . 13. An old man: study of old age . 14. Silent nurse [a baby in a chair] . 15. Open air shave . 16. Shoes mended while you wait [i.e. a cobbler at his task] . 17. Itinerant mender of crockery . 18. Chinese boy . 19. Mixed team of mules ploughing in North China . 20. An old Buddhist priest . 21. Fortune teller . 22. Taoist mendicant . 23. Beggar with child strapped to his back . 24. Woodblock print block engraver. . *** SIZES: a. 12 each 10 x 15 cm. b. 5 each 8 x 11 cm. c. 6 each 8 x 13 cm. d. 1 each 8 x 10 cm. . *** A RARE ITEM ! This work is quite rare, not appearing in the usual bibliogfaphies, see below. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: This title is NOT contained in: Taylor, L.: CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE * LIBRARY NORTH CHINA UNION LANGUAGE SCHOOL COOPERATING WITH CALIFORNIA COLLEGE IN CHINA, parts 1,2. * ORIENTAL LIBRARY: CATALOGUE OF THE ASIATIC LIBRARY OF DR. G.E. MORRISON. * ***. Seller Inventory # 95211601

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