026 Chang Ch'ung-Ho
Peach Blossom Fish

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026 Chang Ch'ung-Ho
Peach Blossom Fish

2,500.00

Beautifully Bound in African Padauk

Walla Walla, WA: Crab Quill Press, 1999
First printing. (41) pp., 4to. Selected poems, composed and calligraphed by the author, translated by Hans H. Frankel with Ian Boyden and Edward Morris. One of 140 copies designed and printed letterpress on Hahnemuhle German Ingres paper by the publisher, Ian Boyden. French-fold signatures sewn onto wooden boards with drop-away printed silk spine (three different kinds of wood were used for the ingenious binding; this copy's covers are Padauk). The Chinese texts are printed in two colors in a facsimile of the original calligraphy, with facing translations set in Gill Sans Light. A mint copy, in publisher's silk-lined slipcase.

From the publisher's description:

Chang Ch'ung-ho is celebrated by many Chinese scholars and calligraphers as one of China's greatest living calligraphers and one of the last of the classically trained Chinese literati. For this volume, Chang Ch'ung-ho has selected eighteen poems recording her profound response to the turmoil of this century.

An early book from this consistently innovative press, and a gorgeous production.

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