上海, 點石齋畫報, 1879
Small 8vo (15,7 x 8,8 cm). 6 pp., introduction in English by the publisher, lithographed illustrations, most with lithographed captions in the lower margin in English, 66 pp. text in Chinese, Chinese title at end, original purple silk sewn wrappers, pictorial upper cover printed in gold.
One page has a pale stained area. Rare publications by Tien Shih Chai of Shanghai, who were pioneers in photo-lithography in China, in introducing the photo-lithographic process to book illustration in China. Photo-lithographed from the Chinese original edition of 1722. In very good condition, a nice copy.