Researches into Chinese Superstitions - First Part - Superstitious Practices - Volume I. - M. Kennelly S.J., Henry Doré 1914 - T'usewei Printing Press, Shanghai - First Edition Part one, volume I of a massive three part, thirteen volume, series published over 24 years, originally written in French by Henry Doré.

This volume, translated with added historical notes and explanations by M. Kennelly, covers Birth, Childhood, Marriage and Death, and is profusely illustrated with over 70 full page colour plates, and additional in-text photographs.
  The edition in French was produced in 18 volumes.

(24.8 x 17.5 cm) pp. [4] xxi [1] 155 [1]. In publisher’s Chinese style binding of quarter cloth over paper covered single boards, each with an illustration in red, front board lettered in black, held together with silk ties, enclosing inner block in wrappers, brown paper spine, lettered in black.
  Condition: Very good plus, toning and light rubbing to boards, endpapers toned, 2-3mm of upper corner of first ten or so pages creased, last page slightly separating from text block.   Ref: 108809   Price: HK$ 1,600