Item #6511 Evolution of Chinese Writing Oriental Culture Chart # 2 A. W. M. HAWLEY, compiler and publisher.
HAWLEY, W. M. (compiler and publisher)

Evolution of Chinese Writing Oriental Culture Chart # 2 A

NP: W. M. Hawley, 1943. Single sheet printed recto. Single sheet printed in black recto only, red chop in upper right corner, measuring 22 x 17 inches. With a chronological representation of 224 examples of Chinese characters. With three pencil "x" marks in lower margin; two old folds (one vertical, one horizontal) now mellowed. Verso features a gift inscription from one etymologist to another. Withal, a bright copy. Very Good. Item #6511

As is well known, the Chinese developed moveable type centuries before Gutenberg, albeit a type composed of ideograms, as opposed to letters. Hawley's chart cleverly presents the evolution of ideograms from those found on bronzes 2000 BC to modern brush-written forms.

Price: $50.00