Description: 4to (330 x 270mm.), album mounted with 24 paintings, each leaf painted in gouache on silk with figures in various pursuits, each painting accompanied by inscriptions either in regular or running script, original silk covered concertina binding, housed in morocco-backed case, some light staining, minor worming
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate
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Literature: All Under Heaven 28
Provenance: Cornelius J. Hauck, purchased from bookseller Emil Offenbach (1909-1990) 3 November 1955; "The History of the Book: The Cornelius J. Hauck Collection", Christie's New York, 27 June 2006, lot 21; inscription by Xuan Long, with one red seal
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