Chinese Kung-Fu Karato (Atado) by Leong Fu, 21 Part Complete Set
Chinese Kung-Fu Karato (Atado) The Chinese Art of Self-Defence That Is Executed Almost Without Any Bodily Contact (Leong Fu System of Self-Defence).
By Honourable Master Leong Fu, retired undefeated Chinese Kung-Fu Champion of the World.
21 Part Complete Set plus 20pp Promotional Booklet.
1st edition. Published by Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 1958.
A very scarce set, not found in any of the usual international library databases. Published I believe originally as a 21 partworks set via mail order. This is a complete set in near fine condition and also contains a 20pp promotional booklet. Each part consists of an outer card folder containing a set of illustrated loose sheet instructions bound with a clear plastic wrap.
Looks to be an unread set. Covers carry the occasional scuff or light corner crease but would be extremely difficult to find a better condition set than this one given the nature of a mail order partworks set. Illustrations are both line illustrations and photographs. Rear covers feature a photograph of Leong Fu.
Given Kung-fu did not really achieve widespread international recognition until the TV programmes and films of the 1970s, this will be an early English language introduction to the subject.
Dimensions: each part approx 250mm high x 185mm wide. The promotional booklet is approx 178mm high x 117mm wide.