New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1990. Deborah Nourse Lattimore. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author/Illustrator, who has added a SKETCH of a what seems to be herself; quarto (10 1/4" x 8 1/4"), light beige quarter cloth with rose gold lettering on spine over red boards, archival polyester-protected glossy pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting an imperial Chinese dragon painted by Deborah Nourse Lattimore, golden endpapers,  pages. Very Good / Very Good. Item #7018
Summary: A young weaver in twelfth-century China saves her people from drought and foreign invasion by weaving the imperial dragon's robe.
Deborah N. Lattimore is the author-illustrator of almost 40 books, and has been teaching writing and illustration for 30 years at UCLA, Art Center College of Art and Design, and elsewhere.
Beautifully illustrated book in Chinese style. The author/illustrator has not only SIGNED the front free endpaper, she has also drawn a sketch of what seems to be herself. Slight rubbing to top of front pastedown where sttcker probaby reomoved. Remainder mark to bottom of pages.