New York: Ronald Press Company, 1952.
230 pp. 20 black and white. 6 x 9 Hardback in Very Good condition. Dustjacket shows chipping. Item #BOOKS009257I
Scarce first edition and even more so in dustjacket. This major work is a scholarly survey of the dragon-patterned robes worn by nobles and officials in China during the later dynasties. Intended as a source book on a major part of Chinese costume, it is based on translations from many Chinese sources and on the author's personal studies of existing examples of dragon robes in America and China. It contains thoroughly documented and annotated text, supplemented by carefully chosen illustrations of the subject.