No place of publication. No details of publisher. 清光緖3. Stock ID #160881
A Chinese book on physiognomy by Yuan Liuzhuang [袁柳庄] also known as Yuan Hong [袁珙] (1335 - 1410), a well known late Ming and early Qing face-reading master. Five-hole stab binding with string ties, chops, illustrated in black and white, 10 folded leaves, unpaginated. Upper cover little soiled, browning and some tears on edges, good. Text in traditional Chinese. 22.2 x 12.2cm. The ancient Taoist practice Mien Shiang [面相] literally means face [面] reading [相]. It adopts the theory of Five Elements [五行] and eight symbols [八卦]. The book gives examples of various type of face and completed with explanatory notes alongside. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160881).
Price: $450.00 AU