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Horyu-Ji: Temple of the Exalted Law : Early Buddhist Art from Japan

by Bunsaku, Kurata

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine

Tokyo: Japan Society, 1981. First English Language. Hard Cover - in Slipcase. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio. 166 pp, message by Sano Bunichiro, foreword by David Rockefeller and Robert S. Ingersoll, dedication --- Langdon Warner by John M. Rosenfield, preface and acknowledgments by Rand Castile, translator's preface, The History of the Horyu-Ji and Its Art by Kurata Bunsaku; Catalogue of Color Plates; glossary; bibliiograpy, friends of Japan House Gallery; directors of Japan Society; officers of Japan Society and art committee, 75th Anniversary Committee, 75th anniversary fund committee, Japanese art eshibitions with catalogue in the United States of America 1893-1981.. Translated by W. Chie Ishibashi: First English Edition, 1981. "The Horyu-Ji was founded by Prince Shotoku in the year 607 and since that time has been a centr not only for Buddhist studies and traditions by for the preservation of early sculpture in Japan. A supplement to this catalogue is included with the Horyu-Ji text. This is a history of the exhibition of Japanese art in the United States since 1893." from the jacket flap. In Pristine Slipcase. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey textured-cloth with grey lettering to front board and spine. In cream textured-cloth slipcase with tan lettering.


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