Nest Egg Auctions
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Tribal, Jewelry, Art, Coins, and Asian

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 162

Chinese & Japanese Fairy Tale Books

Estimate: $100 - $300

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"Utamaro" by Yone Noguchi (Elkin Matthews, 1925). "With 19 collotypes and 4 wood blocks in colour." String bound. From an edition of 450. Despite missing its original hardcover wrap, the collection itself is in wonderful shape given its age Presently housed in a woven tri-fold binder with clasps. Largest shipping item at 8" x 10 1/4" x 1". 3 early 20th century Chinese picture books. In concertina format by an unknown publisher. "Eight Fairies Festival" by Pang Tao, "The Picture Story of Chen Shan and Wu Niang of Sung Dynasty China" and "Picture Story of Mu Lan." Each book contains 10 beautiful hand-painted illustrations with an accompanying text block opposite on rice paper with silk patterned borders. There is slight warping to the cover boards, some bookworm damage to "Eight Fairies Festival" and "Chen Shan and Wu Niang" and a general fragility to the works but they are in overall fine condition. From the carefully curated collection of a Pan Am flight attendant, in service between the years of 1954 and 1984. Her many travels took her through Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. Keywords: Japan, Japanese, ukiyo-e, woodblock, printmaking, China, Chinese, children's books, publishing, antique