Voices from the Flowery Kingdom by Stanley Charles Nott, 1947, signed limited first edition.
Being an Illustrated Descriptive Record of the Beginning of the Chinese Cultural Existence Incorporating A Complete Survey of the Numerous Emblematic Forces Selected From Nature By the Ritualistic Leaders of the Chinese Throughout the Ages.
By Stanley Charles Nott, introduction by Dr Byron E Eldred.
Published by The Chinese Culture Study Group of America (CCSGA), 1947.
Limited edition of 1,000. First edition. Signed "with the compliments of the author Stanley Charles Nott".
Cover is red cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine and front. Very good condition with some sun lightening to extremities. Front cover has minor lightened mark to centre right. First free endpaper has remains of bookplate/library plate removal. Joint beginning to split just after signature page and before colour frontispiece. Binding otherwise sound. Text in near fine condition throughout. No foxing.
Dustjacket is in poor condition, split, taped and worn.
A nice copy of this scarce book. xxv + 278pp.
24 x natural colour plates, 103 x half tone plates and 79 x line engravings.
xxvi + 278pp.
285mm high x 210mm wide x 30mm deep.