We are pleased to announce our forthcoming rare books exhibition and forum, CHINA IN PRINT, to be held from the 22nd to 24th of November at the LockCha Tea House, Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong.
Along with five other major international booksellers – Maggs Bros, Hordern House, Wattis Fine Arts, Librairie Oriens and Asia Book Room – we will be exhibiting a selection of rare and exquisite Chinese and China-related books, manuscripts, maps and paper artefacts. The exhibition will include artefacts spanning the Qing dynasty and harking back to the late Ming period: early exploration accounts, the large and lavishly illustrated 18th century Du Halde encyclopaedia, one of the oldest known plans of Beijing, Chinese military manuals, Western scientific works drawing upon Chinese sources, and rare and sought-after 17th century Jesuit works containing Chinese characters are just a few of the items which will be on show. A choice selection of the landmark works of Western thought which have made a key impact on Chinese society will also feature.
All are most welcome to visit the exhibition and to join us for a forum on collecting Chinese books, examining changes in the practice of building private libraries, exploring profiles of large research collections, and exploring current market trends and recent auctions.
For further information, please contact Andrea Mazzocchi.