A Survey of Korean Kites, Choe Sang-Su, 1958, SCARCE, Very Good

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A Survey of Korean Kites
Choe Sang-Su
Korea Books Publishing Company, Ltd.
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Notes: Very Good, SCARCE, possibly one of 3000 copies ("Hw 3.000" printed on copyright page), First Edition, 8vo, 8 1/2" x 6." Text in English and Korean (some text bilingual; other text exclusively in English or Korean). Dark blue cloth-covered boards with yellow lettering on front and spine. Covers have slightly bumped tips, light rubbing to front and back, moderate rubbing along spine, faded lettering on front and spine, slight outward bowing, and slight loosening to binding, else clean and intact, binding still strong and holding. Pages have slight age toning, else pristine and intact. Replete with illustrations in black-and-white and color. SCARCE in the trade. Pages [4] 1-43, [2] 3-64, [16] i-ii, [1] 1-30, including illustrations. A survey of Korean kites by Choe Sang-Su, President of the Korean Folklore Society. The first section has a series of chapters in English only except for the Appendix which features color illustrations of kites with bilingual captions. The chapters are titled as follows: "Foreword," "Preface," "Origin of the Korean Kite," "Annual Customs," "Peculiarities of the Korean Kite," "Description of the Korean Kite: Kinds of Korean Kite; Methods of Making Korean Kite; Materials and Tools Needed for Flying the Kite," "Terminology," "Conclusion," and "Appendix: Colored Figures of the Korean Kites." The next section shows black-and-white printed photographs with bilingual captions. The last section is descriptive text in Korean only. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.