London: Edward Goldston, 1928. First English language edition. Hardcover. Folio (13 1/4 x 10 1/4"). XII, 105, pp (Text), 114 leaves (Plates). Black cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover.
Splendidly illustrated with 114 photogravure plates depicting figures found in tombs dating from the Han to the T'ang periods, this remarkable work brings together much that has been written on Chinese religious beliefs and social traditions as manifested in ancient funerary rites. Moreover, it explains why objects buried with the dead may be regarded as faithful clues to the material culture of the living.
Binding with light rubbing, bumping, creasing and/or closed tears to extremities. Some wear to the head and tail of the spine. Scratches to the back cover. Sporadic minor smudges to the margins of a few pages. Starting at the top of the half-title and at the index at the end of the text pages. Book block tight overall. Binding in good+ to very good-, interior in very good+ condition overall. g+ to vg+. Item #42875