Volume Two only of two volumes. Lacking Volume One. Vol. Two is the Chinese translation of the English text in Vol. One. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and presumed bound in Hong Kong. Mustard yellow cloth binding. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 12 x 9 inches. 46 numbered pages, including 3 full-color, full-page plates and 1 full-color, full-page map. Heavy coated stock. An immensely clean copy, inside and out. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-color, full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped, slightly rubbed. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. With thanks to RugBooks and others for the following: "The focus of the book is on 'saddle rugs', i.e., under- and top-saddle rugs, saddle flaps and horse-blankets… the origin and development of the tack for horses and other riding and pack animals from the 5th century BCE up to the 20th century CE. It is based on a thorough research into representations of saddle rugs in Chinese painting, sculpture and applied arts. By comparison of these images with preserved saddle rugs, a useful typology could be developed, which is backed up by the structural analysis of the saddle rugs in the author's collection."