Aux Editions Terres Latines (Brussels), November, 1949. Item #97-0953
Color lithos and Chinese characters, 9 x 7, decorative wraps with glassine covering and a double slipcase, 114+ table of contents. Glassine torn on front, light bumping to spine tips with small tears to glassine, ink inscription, uncut, offsetting on p. 83 from limitation slip, slipcase has some soiling and sunning, else vg. Lithographs are by K'o Shiang Ko (colored by Roger Nervet) of which there are 20 vignettes and 7 full page (produced at the Marci Studio in Brussels), Chinese characters are by M. Lin Chi Han (printed by L'Imprimerie Nationale de France); printed on Marais paper with watermark on some of the pages. Inscribed and signed by the author to Nancy Williams, wife of the former governor of Michigan, G. Mennen Williams and dated April 1963. Sheyven was the director-general of foreign policy for the Belgian Foreign Ministry and was the Belgian ambassador to the U.S. from 1959-1969. A very beautiful book. LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, THIS IS #415.