YU TI MIAN HUA TU
YU TI MIAN HUA TU
YU TI MIAN HUA TU
YU TI MIAN HUA TU
YU TI MIAN HUA TU
YU TI MIAN HUA TU

YU TI MIAN HUA TU

Item #90318

[CHINESE PRINTING] FANG Guan-cheng; Qianlong, Emperor of China. YU TI MIAN HUA TU [Early 20th C.?] An album of 12 reproductions of stone rubbings from Qing Dynasty Chinese court painter and noble Fang Guancheng's work 'Yu Ti Mian Hua Tu' ['Imperially Inscribed Illustrations of Cotton Production']. The original work by Guancheng featured 16 illustrations showing the process of cotton growing, from planting to weaving, each accompanied by a poem and description. The Qianlong Emperor saw Guancheng's work and liked it so much that he added a poem for each illustration. The resulting work, Guancheng's 16 illustrations with the Emperor's 16 poems, was engraved in July of 1765 on 20 stones in Baoding. This particular album includes 12 tipped-in black and white reproductions of takuhon rubbings made from the stones, six of which are illustrations and six of which are calligraphic plates. A mysterious volume, with no information recorded about the publisher or year of publication. Hardcover cloth-covered boards in an orihon accordion-style binding. Board extremities a little worn, reproduction title slip to upper board. Pages creased and extremities weakened. Large tear to verso of the binding, not affecting the plates. Good condition overall. 1 v. 12 unnumbered p. 22 x 22 cm. Text in Chinese.

Price: $450.00