上海, 點石齋畫報, 1879
2 vol. (17 x 27,5 cm)
bound Chinese style, original purple and green silk sewn wrappers, pictorial upper covers printed in gold
total of 23 photo-lithographic illustrations, each spanning adjoining pages to make a complete image. Each image has an accompanying text page in French and English describing the significance of the image in the Chinese “Rice Culture.” On each illustration there is a section in Chinese characters which presumably describe the image.
Dian Shi Zhai Photo-lithographic Works was a pioneer in China in introducing the photo-lithographic process to book illustration in China. Fair impressions. The first 5 folded pages of Soie have a stained area