Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1945. First Edition. Original cloth. 4to. x, 233 pp. Index. 114 plates; 2 maps. Grey cloth with gilt lettering. Light wear; else a fine copy. Item #18585
Number Four in the Museum Studies Series published by the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology. Although this study is concerned entirely with bone material which was in the R.O.M. of Archaeology, the second part brings in references to other Shang objects for purposes of parallel illustration. Overall text covers early life in Asia, myth, legend, and history, consulting the tortoise, the Oracle bones and ceremonial bones, various bone and shell objects, and animal style. Informative drawings of a carved bone spatula, animal design sequences, also a jade mask, a bronze ceremonial wine vessel, etc. An indispensable reference source. - PBA.