China Boy

By: Idwal Jones (1887-1964)

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Good


8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 132 pp. Title page illustrated in black and green by James Bodrero; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, paper printed with Chinese characters over boards, printed dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear to book and jacket, jacket with tears at folds and tape repairs to the folds on the inside of the jacket, boards toned. SIGNED by Idwal Jones on half-title. GY815-016. Very Good. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, designed by Ward Ritchie. These short stories originally appeared in H. L. Mencken?s American Mercury. China Boy was issued by the Primavera Press and contains 6 short stories by Idwal Jones. The stories are: "China Boy;" "Li Fang Serves Tea;" "A Party at Mr K. Nagoya's;" "The Hanging of Chung Foo;" "Marsh Duck;" and "Miss Mori." "No other writer has approached Idwal Jones' subtle understanding of the California Chinese and Japanese character." From the jacket flap. The Primavera Press was originally founded by Jake Zeitlin in 1929, but by 1936 had become a separate entity with fellow owners Lawrence Clark Powell, Carey McWilliams, Phil Townsend Hanna, and Ward Ritchie. The title page illustration is by James Bordrero (1900-1980), a writer in the Animation Department at Disney Studios where he contributed to the creation of Dumbo (1941), Fantasia (1940), and The Three Caballeros (1944). REFERENCE: Edelstein, "Bibliography of the Primavera Press," in Edelstein, A Garland for Jake Zeitlin, pp. 130-131.

Title: China Boy

Author Name: Idwal Jones (1887-1964)

Illustrator: James Bodrero (1900-1980)

Categories: California Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, The Primavera Press: 1936

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GY815-016

Keywords: Idwal Jones, China Boy, The Primavera Press, Ward Ritchie, James Bodrero, Short Stories, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Lawrence Clark Powell, Carey McWilliams, Phil Townsend Hanna, and Ward Ritchie