Chinese Folk Design, W. M. Hawley, 1949, Hard Cover, Good First Edition 4to

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Hawley, W. M. (Ed.). Hollywood, W. M. Hawley, 1949,. 
English, First Edition, Good, Hard Cover, 4to, 8” x 10 ¾,” Unpaginated.

Blue woven cloth over boards with gilt stamped Chinese characters to front, gilt stamped titling to spine, blue-toned image to pastedowns and endpapers, in publisher’s navy dust jacket with white illustrations and text, black text to white inner flaps. Minor age toning, minor edgewear, minor bumping to head and tail of spine, signed by previous owner at front pastedown, otherwise clean, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Good dust jacket now protected in a Mylar sleeve. Chipping to dust jacket edges, minor water staining to inner flaps, mild shelfwear and scratching to Mylar sleeve, otherwise good. Unpaginated. Includes two laid in loose items of ephemera from the publisher at frontis. Replete with full-color prints throughout. #12 of the Oriental Culture Chart Series. “A collection of cut-paper designs used for embroidery together with 160 Chinese art symbols and their meanings” (from the title page). A colorful display of the long-standing tradition of paper cutting patterns, specifically the hua yang designs.