“One of Hunter’s Most Fascinating & Rare Works”–Schlosser

Chinese Ceremonial Paper. A Monograph relating to the Fabrication of Paper and Tin Foil and the Use of Paper in Chinese Rites and Religious Ceremonies.

Fifty paper specimens, collotype frontis., eight collotype illus., & two block prints with photos of the blocks that made them. Large 4to, orig. orange-backed decorated boards, spine gilt. Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1937.

Limited to 125 numbered copies, signed by the author and printed on paper handmade from the inner bark of the mulberry tree by Hunter while in Asia. The specimens, many of which are folding, are in excellent condition. The paper specimens were collected by Hunter during his journeys in China “as well as in Indo-China, Java, Sumatra, Siam, Malay Peninsula, and other Asiatic countries where the Chinese have emigrated” and include mock-money, both ancient and contemporary; ornamental burning envelopes and trays; and examples of paper gods.

Very fine copy in original slipcase. With prospectus.

Price: $6,000.00

Item ID: 5087

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