Yin Bone Photographs (SIGNED)
New York: [Printed by the Commercial Press, Ltd. for the Chalfant Publication Fund], 1935. SIGNED by the author on cover page. Tall 8vo. 21 pp.Title and author's name also in English and Chinese. Photographic reproductions on most pages with some details. Cream printed staplebound wrappers in very good condition (1" split at spine head; light general wear). Item #21373
"These Fragments of archaic Chinese writing are from Yin Hsu, the site of the latter capital of the Shang Kingdom, near Anyang, Honan." Two pieces shown are from the Couling-Chalafant collection. The other pieces all belong to the Princeton Collection. The author was born in Shanghai and lived in China until the age of 15. He did his graduate work at Columbia University; since 1926 he was professor of Chinese studies at New York University. He is the author of severals books dealing with archaeological studies of China, the best known of which is "The Chinese Periodical Press - "1800-1912"