SOLD - Chinese New Year Festivals. A Picturesque Monograph of the Rites, Ceremonies and Observances in relation thereto - Juliet Bredon 1930 - Kelly and Walsh Limited, Shanghai - First Edition A beautiful example of this lovely work, in the publisher’s coloured paper highlighted in gilt. Loosely inserted is a colourful Chinese woodcut on rice paper.

Juliet Bredon describes the history of the Chinese New Year Festivals as well as the varied customs amongst different areas and social classes in China, superbly illustrated with six tipped on colour photogravure plates from selected Chinese paintings, combined with scenic monochrome silhouettes from photographs to each text page.
  Juliet Bredon was a British writer and resident of China, who wrote extensively on the customs and peoples of China, her earlier travel book, Peking, published in 1920 was regarded by foreigners of the time as the most comprehensive guide to the ancient city, and her later work Moon Year, published in 1927 covered those festivals in great depth. She was also the niece and biographer of Sir Robert Hart, the prominent British consular official based in China.

References: Cross,
Born a Foreigner 12.

(32.2 x 26.1 cm) pp. [6] 29 [1]. Pastedowns separate from the block, as printed, hence pagination begins from first free sheet. In publisher’s orange cloth spine, multicoloured paper boards with tipped on orange paper label lettered and illustrated in black, separate pastedowns.
  Condition: Near fine, one gathering overopened.   Ref: 108889   Price: HK$ 6,500