London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1910. First edition. Hardcover. 1/450. Folio (13 3/4 x 10 3/4"). XIX, , 311, pp. Uncut. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece. Title page in red and black lettering. Decorative head-, and tailpieces.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with 127 photographic reproductions (including 27 in full color), and 83 in-text illustrations in line, this standard history of the fan traces the origin and uses of the fan from the Antiquity to the 1900s.
One of 450 copies, of which this is No. 146.
Binding partly soiled and water-stained along fore-edge (not affecting pages). Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #41605