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UNIDENTIFIED ANTIQUE TRADITIONAL CHINESE BOOK KANJI HANJA ILLUSTRATED 19TH C


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Binding: LeatherPlace of Publication: CHINA
Language: ChineseSpecial Attributes: Illustrated
Non-Fiction Subject: History
Original Description:
UNIDENTIFIED ANTIQUE TRADITIONAL CHINESE BOOK KANJI HANJA ILLUSTRATED 19TH C UNIDENTIFIED ANTIQUE TRADITIONAL CHINESE BOOK KANJI HANJA ILLUSTRATED 19TH C ... Click images to enlarge Description UNIDENTIFIED CHINESE SCRIPTSelling here is a thus unidentified antique Chinese book, we believe printed in the 19th century. 

Comprising 248 printed pages of Chinese script on folded leaves, each page with illustrative headpiece and thirteen columns of traditional Chinese characters.

We do not read Chinese, any advice or information on the book would be welcomed.

8vo, bound in 19th century blindruled calf by Clarke & Bedford, gilt inner dentelles, spine gilt lettered direct reading 'Chinese Printed Book', upper and lower page edges gilt. Brown endpapers period with the binding.The book measures 15cm by 24.5cm.

Please view the images provided for further information and see condition report below. 

FOR SALE WITHOUT RESERVE.Please View My Other Items For SaleCondition: The binding is holding firmly and is in good condition, with some general wear to surface / extremities from handling, spine and edges rubbed, short split at head of upper hinge and slight chipping to head cap, a few spots / stains and marks to the boards. Text block is firm and conents in good condition, uniformly browned, neat tissue repair to lower margin of final leaf, initial leaf with holes to gutter margin and restoration to lower edge, one further leaf with large portion torn from top inside corner on verso and with neat repair, a few other smaller repairs noted here and there also. Cluster of worm toward top inside edge of the entire block, largely marginal but also encroaching into printed area at numerous points, a few other traces running through fore or lower edges intermittently. A 19th C ink inscription at the head of the first leaf which appears to have been crossed through. 

FOR SALE WITHOUT RESERVE.THIS BOOK WEIGHS APPROX 0.5KG PACKED. Please study the pictures carefully and feel free to ask any questions.   Payment We accept the following methods of payment: Paypal £ Sterling cheques ONLY, made payable to B Chiari Antiquarian Books Ltd Money/Postal order in £ Sterling Bank transfer Shipping We ship worldwidePostage: We offer free UK domestic postage as per recent ebay guidelines. We continue to recommend the use of tracked services to ensure your piece of mind, as we are unable to provide refunds or tracking on books sent via an unrecorded 1st or 2nd class service within the UK or standard airmail service on items sent abroad.  Our recommended services for overseas postage are International Signed for, Airsure (Royal Mail) or Parcelforce (UK couriers): These are all tracked and fully insured.  We will ensure that all items sold are packed and distributed securely and professionally. We will respond to any comments or queries as quickly as possible. When possible we always combine postage on multiple items purchased. Prices charged will depend on combined weight and size after being securely packed. Items up to 5kg and a maximum size of 90cms (hxwxd) and no longer than 60cms can be sent via Royal Mail using the Printed Paper service. Items larger and heavier than this have to be sent via courier service. We offer a multi-ship service and can hold items until larger consignments can be sent. This helps reduce postage costs greatly, especially for overseas buyers. If buying more than one item, please allow us to invoice you before paying as we will combine the items to give you the cheapest Royal Mail or international service price. We endeavour to send all packages at or under cost.   Terms of Sale   We are more than happy to offer a full money back refund if the goods you have purchased are not as described. Customer satisfaction is our priority.  About Us At Worthydownbooks we curate a weekly auction of antiquarian and rare books, starting at £4.99 and always without reserve. These auctions generally close on a Thursday night at 19.00 GMT.

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