Title: Researches Into Chinese Superstitions, First...
Publisher: Tusewei Printing Press
Publication Date: 1918
Book Condition: Good
Shanghai: Tusewei Printing Press, 1918. 8ov. [I-XXIV] 263 p. Good/No jacket as issued. 3/4 paper-covered boards over red cloth. Bound with string as issued. Ex-library. No spine left. Boards are rubbed and show chipping around the edges Corners are bumped and chipped. Call # in pencil to back of title page, otherwise all pages are clean and unmarked. Back pastedown has pocket. This is part 1, Vol. 5 of a seven volume set of books first published in French that explore Chinese superstitions in regards to spirituality. Profusely illustrated with beautiful colored plates. This volume is broken into four parts: The first deals with various practices connected with magic, witchcraft and sorcery, among which may be mentioned the ancient custom of calling back the soul; the second part exhibits a complete calendar of gods, goddesses, genii and culture heroes worshipped in China; the third part describes the principal religious festivals celebrated annually by the people; the fourth and the last part of the volume treats various animals, trees, plants and minerals endowed with marvellous powers. Bookseller Inventory # 000233
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