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FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS ORIGINAL ART
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FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS ORIGINAL ART

By BISHOP, CLAIRE HUCHET

WIESE, KURT. (WIESE,KURT)illus. THE FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS ORIGINAL ART written by Claire Huchet Bishop. Offered here are 6 finished ink drawings and 2 pages of pencil studies for the filmstrip version of The Five Chinese Brothers prepared for Weston Woods in 1958. The images measure 10" wide x 7" high done on larger art paper. 5 of the 6 are signed by Wiese. There are page notations under the pictures that don't correspond to the book pages and the images are similar but different from the originals. The book tells the story about 5 Chinese brothers who look identical but each has a super power he can use when in trouble. Three of the drawings are of Brother Number One who could swallow the ocean and then collect items from the ocean floor. Another picture shows three men standing in a row boat after the Third Chinese Brother was thrown overboard. Two pictures show men standing around a hot oven where the Fourth Chinese Brother was supposedly burning. The next illustration shows him happily opening the doors and emerging unscathed from the oven. The 2 paper sheets contain pencil studies of little Chinese Boys. The story of the Five Chinese Brothers is based on a Chinese legend from the Ming Dynasty. However this version stirred controversy by depicting the stereotypes that all Asians look the same and have yellow skin. Wiese was a prolific illustrator including Bambi, Freddy the Pigs series, The Story About Ping and his You Can Write Chinese which was a Caldecott Honor. The Five Chinese Brothers was extremely popular when it was published by Coward McCann and today first editions in dust wrappers are amongst the rarest of the classics. Includes a later printing of the book. The provenance is the estate of Morton Schindel, the producer of the filmstrip.

$3850.00

LITTLE YELLOW WANG-LO
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LITTLE YELLOW WANG-LO

By BELL, M.C.

BELL, M.C.. CHINESE INTEREST. LITTLE YELLOW WANG-LO by M.C. Bell. London: Grant Richards 1903. 24mo (3 x 5"), variant brown cloth striped in maroon, 95p., VG+. Number 26 of the Dumpy Book series of which Little Black Sambo was number 4. Printed on one side of the page, each page of text faces a charming full page color illustration. The story deals with the adventures of a little Chinese boy,

$275.00

HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS
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HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS

By DEJONG

(SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. THE HOUSE OF SIXTY FATHERS by Meindert Dejong. NY: Harper & Bros. (1956). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), cloth, Fine in dust wrapper with price intact, 3 small pieces off edges, a few closed tears. 1st edition. Set in China during the Japanese occupation and illustrated by Sendak with color dust wrapper and in black & white. A lesser known Sendak title. Hanrahan A21.

$300.00

AMAZING ADVENTURES
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AMAZING ADVENTURES

By BARING-GOULD, S.

NEILSON, HARRY B.. PICTURE BOOK. AMAZING ADVENTURES by S. Baring Gould. London Skeffington & Son, no date [1903]. Oblong 13 1/4 x 9 1/8", 53p., cloth backed pictorial boards, corners worn and rear cover soiled else remarkably clean, tight and VG+. This is the tale of 3 shipwrecked sailors: Sambo - a stereotypical Black; San Toy - a stereotypical Chinese; and Jack - a British tar. Each page of text faces a fine, bold full page chromolithograph done by HARRY B. NEILSON showing the dilemmas and adventures these three get into. Due to its size, very few copies of this book have survived intact. A super book. Rare.

$1250.00

MYTHS & LEGENDS OF CHINA
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MYTHS & LEGENDS OF CHINA

By WERNER, E.T.C.

CHINESE INTEREST. MYTHS & LEGENDS OF CHINA by E.T.C. Werner. London: George Harrap (1922, fourth printing 1934). 6 x 8 3/4" 454p., index, owner gift inscription else Fine in dust wrapper (dw repaired on verso). A scientific and philosophical analysis of Chinese legends taken from Chinese sources. Illustrated with 32 beautiful color plates by Chinese artists.

$125.00

HAVOC IN HEAVEN
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HAVOC IN HEAVEN

By CHENG, TANG

CHINESE INTEREST. HAVOC IN HEAVEN adapted by Tang Checng. Beijing: Foreign Language Press (1979). 7 1/4 x 8 1/2", cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine condition. Stated first edition. Based on a color cartoon drawn from a 16th century fantasy novel featuring the Monkey King. Illustrated in color from the film.

$100.00

MOY,MOY
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MOY,MOY

By POLITI, LEO

POLITI, LEO. POLITI,LEO. MOY,MOY. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons (1960 a). 8 1/4 x 10 1/4", durable pictorial red cloth, Fine in fine dust wrapper. 1st edition. Moy Moy is an American girl whose parents are from China. Illustrated in color by Politi. This copy is INSCRIBED in 1960 BY POLITI LOVELY WATERCOLOR DRAWING OF DECORATIVE LANTERNS. Really nice copy.

$400.00

PAPER DRAGON
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PAPER DRAGON

By DAVOL, MARGUERITE

SABUDA, ROBERT. (SABUDA,ROBERT)illus. THE PAPER DRAGON by Marguerite Davol. (NY): Atheneum (1997). 9 1/4" square, pictorial boards, as new in as new dust wrapper. Stated first edition, first printing with 1-10 code. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY SABUDA. An atmospheric story set in China featuring stunning color illustrations by Sabuda on pages that open out to form 3-panel scenes.

$45.00

PAI-PAI PIG

By ANDERSON, JOY

YANG, JAY. ANDERSON,JOY. PAI-PAI PIG. NY: Harcourt Brace & World (1967). 8vo (6 3/4 x 8 1/4"), durable cloth, As new condition in dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition. The story is set in a village on Taiwan and deals with a contest to see whose pig would win a prize. Illustrated with wonderfully detailed pen and ink drawings on every page by Jay Lang.

$30.00

STORY ABOUT PING
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STORY ABOUT PING

By FLACK, MARJORIE

WIESE, KURT. FLACK,MARJORIE. THE STORY ABOUT PING. NY: Viking 1933. 8vo (7 x 9"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slightest bit of edge rubbing else fine in VG+ dust wrapper with two small closed tears and slight rubbing. First edition. The story is about a little Chinese duckling who lives on a houseboat in Peking. Illustrated with wonderful color lithographs by KURT WIESE. Bader says "this, with "Honk" [the Moose] are "probably his best work in color." She also notes that "this was one of the first instances in picture books proper of a story being written by one person to be pictured by another and as the first notable instance... it was bound to be influential." p.66-7. Very scarce.

$2250.00

PIG THAT ATE TRUFFLES
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PIG THAT ATE TRUFFLES

By MacINTYRE, C.F.

OBLIGADO, LILIAN. MacINTYRE,C.F. PIG THAT ATE TRUFFLES. NY: Golden Press (1963). Oblong 4ot (10 1/4 x 7 1/2"), glazed pictorial boards, Fine condition in dust wrapper with a closed tear and chip on rear panel. 1st edition. The story of a family of pigs in China who are the first to eat truffles. Illustrated in color by Lilian Obligado.

$30.00

MEI LI
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MEI LI

By HANDFORTH, THOMAS

HANDFORTH, THOMAS. HANDFORTH,THOMAS. MEI LI. NY: Doubleday Doran 1938 (1938). Folio (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), orange cloth, some cover soil, VG+ in dust wrapper (VG dw, not price clipped, no medal, sl. frayed at spine ends, a few small closed tears). Stated 1st edition. WINNER OF THE SECOND CALDECOTT AWARD! This is a Chinese tale written by Handforth and magnificently illustrated in black & white by him on every page. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY HANDFORTH.

$1350.00

VOM KAISER HUANG-LI
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VOM KAISER HUANG-LI

By HOHENLOHE, FURSTIN MARIE THURN TAXIS

GERMAN. VOM KAISER HUANG-LI by Furstin Marie Thurn Taxis Hohenlohe. Berlin: Carl Chryseliusscher 1922 (1922). Oblong large 4to (12 3/4 x 10"), cloth backed decorative boards, Fine. 1st edition of this unusual fairy tale set in China. Illustrated with lovely full page and smaller color lithographs.

$250.00

MEI LI
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MEI LI

By HANDFORTH, THOMAS

HANDFORTH, THOMAS. HANDFORTH,THOMAS. MEI LI. NY: Doubleday Doran 1938 (1938). Large 4to (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), orange cloth, Fine in near fine dust wrapper without medal and not price clipped. Stated 1st edition and WINNER OF THE SECOND CALDECOTT AWARD! This is a Chinese tale written by Handforth and magnificently illustrated by him with black and white lithos on every page. Rare in this condition.

$1250.00

CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION PICTURE BOOKS
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CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION PICTURE BOOKS

CHINESE INTEREST. CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION PICTURE BOOKS. Offered here are 4 picture books published in Mao's China from 1970-1974. All are oblong 5 x 4", pictorial wraps, some finger soil and dog ears, VG. Known as Lianhuanhua from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, these picture books are illustrated on every page with a few lines of text beneath. Many of the images glorify the Red Guard and have obvious propaganda content, showing Members helping people from the countryside by curing medical conditions, solving farming problems, distributing copies of the Little Red Book, etc. A fascinating look at propaganda in children's books.

$300.00

CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION PICTURE BOOKS
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CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION PICTURE BOOKS

CHINESE INTEREST. CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION PICTURE BOOKS. Offered here are 4 picture books published in Mao's China from 1970-1974. All are oblong 5 x 4", pictorial wraps, some finger soil and dog ears, VG. Known as Lianhuanhua from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, these picture books are illustrated on every page with a few lines of text beneath. Many of the images glorify the Red Guard and have obvious propaganda content, showing Members helping people from the countryside by curing medical conditions, solving farming problems, distributing copies of the Little Red Book, etc. A fascinating look at propaganda in children's books.

$300.00

LON PO PO
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LON PO PO

By YOUNG, ED

YOUNG, ED. YOUNG,ED. LON PO PO: A RED RIDING HOOD STORY FROM CHINA. NY: Philomel (1989). 4to, cloth, bookplate, Fine in dw. Stated 1st impression. A Chinese tale translated by Young and illus. by him in color. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER.

$125.00

CHINESE PRIMER
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CHINESE PRIMER

CHINESE. CHINESE PRIMER. Shanghai, ca 1920. 8vo, pict. wraps, printed on rice paper, string bound, VG+. (Republican Series, Ethical Readers for lower primary schools). A basic Chinese primer illustrated in b&w.

$125.00

CHINESE PRIMER

CHINESE. CHINESE PRIMER. Shanghai, ca 1920. 8vo, pict. wraps, printed on rice paper, string bound, VG+. (Republican Series, for higher primary schools). A basic Chinese geography primer illustrated in b&w.

$100.00

AH FU: A CHINESE RIVER BOY
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AH FU: A CHINESE RIVER BOY

By NEVILL, E. MILDRED

WOOD, ELSIE ANNA. CHINESE INTEREST. AH FU: A CHINESE RIVER BOY by E. Mildred Nevill. NY: Friendship Press no date, circa 1928. 16mo, pictorial cloth, [61]p. + ads, fine in slightly worn dust wrapper. Done in the size and format of Little Black Sambo, each page of text has a full page color illustration facing it done by ELSIE ANNA WOOD. Published to encourage friendship and tolerance between Chinese children and children of other cultures.

$200.00

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