China

19323 Chin Ling: Chinese Cricket - Stilwell

Chin Ling the Chinese Cricket.

How the cricket becomes a champion and wins a home for mother and son. Pale watercolours in a Chinese style and a cheerful cartoonish cricket. The interesting thing about this copy is the inscription coupled with the laid in Dec. 29, 1947 newspaper clippings of Stilwell's wedding. In Chinese columns with side by side English translation "For ...... from your ...... but our places should have been reversed (signature)" A Chinese speaker might discover an association copy!

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$40.00

 

Shen Nong's Miracle Herbs.

The story of Shen Nong who brought food crops and medicines to the early people. Note: This book has been SOLD

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$18.00

 

20956 Liang & Lo, Kurt Weise 1930

Liang & Lo.

A very early book, showing Wiese's love for ink brush and lithography with black and ochre pictures alternating with flat green, blues, yellow and red. Two little Chinese boys set out over the hill to find the dragon, but the water buffalo soon takes over the quest and forges ahead, with amusing results for the reader and embarrassing results for the buffalo.

$55.00

 

20843 Chi Po & the Sorcerer by Oscar Mandel, /Lo Koon-Chiu, illustrator.

Chi Po & the Sorcerer

A brush stroke scroll in ink continuing from page to page as illustration. Young Chi Po, aided by a sorcerer, became the greatest painter of all China. Inspired by the painter Ch'i Pai-shih.  Note: This book has been SOLD

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$50.00

 

16487 Children of the Yangtze Svend Otto S.

Children of the Yangtze River.

Two children help move the animals and household in a flood of the Yangt'ze; they then help rebuild the village further up. Sweeping river landscapes by this Danish illustrator.

$24.00

 

21610 Tikki Tikki Tembo by Mosel, illus Lent.

Tikki Tikki Tembo.

Can second son Chang recite his elder brother's long name and get help for him as he sits in the bottom of the well? A retold Chinese legend telling how the people came to give their oldest son's shorter names. Imaginative line and wash illustrations of mountains drawing from Chinese scrolls. Note: This book has been SOLD.

$110.00

 

The Good-Luck Horse by Chan.

The Good-Luck Horse.

Plato Chan illustrated this very charming book at the age of 12, blending the forms and images of his Chinese heritage with the free wheeling action of Western art. His father was a diplomat in Paris and was captured during World War II, while he and his mother were sent to London. Plato gave several exhibits, raising money for war relief, and continued to do so when he moved to the United States in the year prior to the publication of this book. Not much is known of his later years. An unusual CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK. This book belonged to Caroline Thorn Binney, an international dancer, director, and choreographer, who founded the New York Folk Ballet.

$100.00

 

Little Pear and His Friends.

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$16.00

 

16463 The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars by Jean Merrill, Floyd Cooper, illus

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars.

A retelling of a story found on a twelfth century scroll, in which a young girl chooses her own interests and her own life.

$25.00

 

16364 Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin Hedwig Weiss 1955

Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin.

Plum-Blossom discovers she has been sold into slavery by her parents, but the son of the house has modern ideas. Set during the twenty years of fighting after the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Hedwig Weiss lived in China for six years while her husband served as the Imperial German Consul in Sichuan. Lovely ink drawings, which must be the author's.

$16.00

 

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