Peking, China: Lotus Court, 1943. Quarto. (xvi), 46pp. Illustrated with forty-six woodblock reproductions of traditional Chinese embroidery patterns, printed in red on handmade paper, tipped in. Frontispiece is a real tissue embroidery pattern backed with red paper for support. A fascinating reference book on Chinese symbolism. The Forward lists the meanings of common elements in Chinese design, such as the dragon and phoenix, the peony, vases, and certain Chinese characters. This is followed by numerous embroidery pattern examples, square-shaped for pillow ends, with explanations of each design. Side-sewn with cord, and with a color illustrated label to the upper cover. Original dust wrapper with the title and a pattern ("May you be blessed with a Succession of Noble Sons"). Fine.
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