1952 CHINA DRAGON ROBES COSTUME CLOTHING CH'ING DYNASTY FASHION Photos Scarce

CHINA'S DRAGON ROBES, by Schuyler Cammann, and published by The Ronald Press Co. in 1952. Important survey of Ch'ing Dynasty and other dragon robes. Contents: part 1 - Drago Robes proper - the early history, Ming dragon robes, Manchu dragon robes, early Ch'ing robes - evolution of the pattersn, later Ch'ing robes - the laws of 1839, later Ch'ing robes - problems of dating, womens dragon robes and dragon jackets, the symbols on the robes, the making of the robes - techniques and dyes; part 2 - related robes - unofficial dragon-figured robes, Ch'ing court robes for men, women's court robes and court vests, the robes of the Taiping rebels, dragon robes in other lands, summary, plus bibliography of the principal Oriental sources. With 18 black and white plates, plus a frontispiece showing a late Ch'ing imperial robe with the twelve symbols. Hardcover, 230 pages, and in very good condition. Scarce.