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Beijing Opera: Vein Paintings and Stamps by Unlisted - Presumed First - 2007 - from Read 'Em Again Books & Paper (SKU: 007783)

Beijing Opera: Vein Paintings and Stamps

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Beijing Opera: Vein Paintings and Stamps

by Unlisted

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China: Unknown, 2007. Presumed First. Hardcover. Like New. Unlisted. 4to. Beautiful overview of Chinese opera. Text is in English and Chinese. Opera scene illustrations in color plus 6 Chinese postage stamps issued in 2007 and 5 traditional redbud leaf paintings. Paintings and stamps are in protective mounts. Additional marginal illustrations of opera masks. Red, black, and gilt cover. Five thick cardboard leaves. Original red folding slipcase.No wear to book; very light wear to slipcase.

Information on the founding of the opera, famous actors, facial makeup, traditional acting roles, singing, recitation, and acrobatic fighting.

Leaf painting is a classic Chinese craft that can be traced back two thousand years to the Eastern Han Dynasty. After first carefully treating the leaves to remove their color, artists use oil paints for their work.


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About Read 'Em Again Books & Paper

We always have an inventory of unique Americana on hand, that is, we keep a selection of personal narratives such as diaries, work journals, correspondence collections, photograph albums, scrapbooks, and similar items that shed light on some aspect of North American life, history, culture, or society.We also have a nice selection of unusual ephemera and postal history items in stock as well. Member: Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Ephemera Society, Manuscript Society, American Stamp Dealers Association, American Philatelic Society, U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Military Postal History Society


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