RARE album of facsimile reproductions from the renowned `Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden` (Jieziyuan Huazhuan, sometimes known as Jieziyuan Huapu) - a printed manual of Chinese painting compiled during the early-Qing Dynasty, an important early example of color printing. 325x280mm. 17 text pages & 16 full-page plates. Oblong illustrated board Hardcover laid in slipcase. Slipcase stained and worn. Slipcase hinges/spine partly missing. Slipcase edges and corners worn and peeling. Cover age-stained and yellowing. Front cover edges slightly peeled. Inner cover and whitepages age-stained. Previous owner`s stamp on slipcase, front whitepage, pages 7 and 9. Pages slightly yellowing and wavy. [SUMMARY]: This rare facsimile reproduction of early Chinese color-prints, of immense interest to historians and lovers of far-eastern art, is otherwise in good condition.