Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1926.
With decorations by Kent Crane. Complete with 49 plates featuring over a 150 illustrations, most of which are in color, many highlighted in gilt or silver, with 2 of the plates double-folding. xx, 227 pages. 4to, gilt-lettered cream cloth with red medallion on cover (light dust-soiling to cloth; some minor light scattered foxing on text pages). Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1926. A very good copy of this uncommon book.
Colorful guide to the wealth and ingenuity of Chinese shop signs, painted by professional artists to advertise every conceivable stock-in-trade. Nicely printed with an imaginative text, asserting the importance of these signs and symbols for thew student of Chinese psychology.
Illustrator: Kent Crane
Condition: Very Good