19. Item #90328
(SHOP SIGNS - CHINA). SHOP SIGNS SERIES I[-V]. N.p., n.d. (circa 1920). Five painted manuscript volumes of traditional Chinese shop signs, each wih 12 illustrations with English language captions. Traditionally bound: paper wrappers with a blue cloth backstrip, sewn with red string. 16 x 16.5 cm. Chinese and English language title on front covers. A charming and colorful collection of vernacular signs including, "curio store," willow wine, "gingseng herb store"and "old clothes." A bit of wear to Volume IV but very good overall.