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Chinese Pottery of the Han Dynasty

by Laufer, Berthold

Condition: Fine/Fine

Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc, 1962. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xx, 339 pp, publisher's note, acknowledgments, list of 55 b&w illustrations and 75 plates, prefatory, I. Introductory, II. Pottery Prior to the Han Dynasty; III. Description of Han Pottery --- Imitative Forms; IV. Description of Han Pottery --- Vessels; V. Notes on Ornamentation; VI. Inscriptions; Appendix: I. Han Roffing Tiles; II. Mortuary Pottery of the Sung Dynasty; III. Mortuary Pottery of the Present Time; index. This is a completephotographic reprint of the original, with the plates slightly rearranged: Second Edition, 1962. "The pottery described in this book dates mainly from the first of the two most brilliant epochs in China's history. The dynasty of Han, beginning in 206 B.C., was equaled in cultural splendor only the the later T'ang, and the superior attainments of the Han potters reflect this splendor no less than do those of the dynasty's sculptors and painters." from the jacket flap. In Pristine Heavy Card Slipcase. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with black title plate and gilt lettering to front board, and gilt lettering to spine.
  • Bookseller: West Side Book Shop, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 004648
  • Title: Chinese Pottery of the Han Dynasty
  • Author: Laufer, Berthold
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc
  • Place: Rutland, VT
  • Date published: 1962
  • Bookseller catalogs: ART HISTORY;


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