No date. Early 1900s.
Chinese style accordion fold binding, wooden boards with carved chinese character, 10 full page original watercolor illustrations on silk, upper and lower edges gilt, 8vo (8 x 6 inches). Wooden covers are bowed, otherwise very good condition. One of a series of these wooden bound books which seem to have been produced for the Western market, with text in English and Chinese, this one on the interesting topic of rice cultivation. English text titles, each facing an image, are: Preparing the soil, Transplanting the Rice Plants, Irrigating the Rice Field, Harvesting the Ripe Rice, Threshing the Ripe Rice, Drying the Rice, Separating the good and the bad, Storing the rice for the winter, Nothing is wasted. Item #32646
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