Tombs of Old Lo-Yang, A Record of the Construction and Contents of a Group of Royal Tombs at Chin-ts'un, Honan, Probably Dating 550 B.C. William Charles White, John C. Ferguson.

Tombs of Old Lo-Yang, A Record of the Construction and Contents of a Group of Royal Tombs at Chin-ts'un, Honan, Probably Dating 550 B.C.

Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1934. First Edition, Limited to 500 numbered copies, this being #413. Original cloth. Quarto; (xvi), [4], 177, [3], xvii-xxii pp., 5 maps and plans plus 187 special plates, Index. A Near Fine copy (scattered light foxing) in publisher's brown cloth, front cover and spine lettered in gold in the scarce dust jacket (a few chips with some loss, primarily at spine extremities, some soiling). Item #18619

Scholarly study of this ancient burial site with illustrations of over 500 Chinese artworks found at Lo-Yang Tombs at Chin-ts'un, Honan. Rt Rev William Charles White was an Anglican missionary bishop to China and later an academic specializing in Chinese study. He was the first bishop of Henan. In addition to his missionary work he was a great collector of Chinese artifacts. A majority of his collection are the foundation for the Chinese collections at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada (wiki) He was Associate Professor of Archaeology at the University of Toronto and Keeper of the East Asiatic Collection of the Royal Ontario Museum.

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