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A folding screen : selected Chinese lyrics from T'ang to Mao Tse-tung: PB 23-2016

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Current Location: In storage


A folding screen : selected Chinese lyrics from T'ang to Mao Tse-tung


Author: Ayling, Alan
Translator: Mackintosh, Duncan
Translator: Tong, Bingzheng
Publisher: Whittington Press
Paper maker: St Cuthberts Mill
Binder (person): Hunter and Foulis
Marbling: Crompton Press



Rendered into verse by Alan Ayling from the translations of the Chinese by Duncan Mackintosh, in collaboration with T'ung Ping-Cheng ; calligraphy by Ch'eng Hsüan ; illustrations by Fei Ch'eng Wu.
Parallel Chinese text and English translation.
vii, 96 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm

"This edition of 200 copies was printed by John & Rosalind Randle and Charles Lowndes at Whittington Court, Gloucestershire, on Columbian Press no. 1275, made in 1848. The type is 12-pt Caslon supplied by Stephenson Blake & Co., and the paper is English Hand Made from St Cuthbert's Mill, Wookey Hole. The books were bound by Hunter & Foulis Ltd, Edinburgh, using cloth supplied by Warner and Sons and endpapers specially marbled by The Compton Press...."--Colophon.
Museum has copy no. 54 signed by Ayling and Mackintosh.
Bound in cloth in a design featuring birds and animals. Marbled endpages. Issued in slipcase.

Place(s) associated

  • Andoversford
  • Wells
  • Edinburgh

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2016) by Stevenson, Robin Stevenson, Wendy


Production date: AD 1974


"The book was designed and the letterpress was printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge; it was set by The Stellar Press [Hatfield] ... the plates were selected and printed by Christopher Skelton at his Press at Wellingborough." --t.p. verso.

Privately printed - This number 70 of 230 copies.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 23-2016
Primary reference Number: 208414
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 23 February 2016 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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