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Written on Bamboo and Silk; The Beginnings of Chinese Books and Inscriptions by T.H. Tsien - Hardcover - 1962 - from Midway Used and Rare Books and

Written on Bamboo and Silk; The Beginnings of Chinese Books and Inscriptions

by T.H. Tsien

Condition: very good/very good

University of Chicago Press, 1962. Hardcover. very good/very good. octavo. 233pp. Nice copy in dust jacket. 'The bottom three inches of spine has a three inch closed tear. Jacket in a brodart protective wrapper. "The first comprehensive study of early Chinese writings and writing materials, including inscriptions on bones, shells, metals, stone; books made of bamboo, wood, silk, quasi-paper, and paper; such tools of writing as the brush, ink, inkslabs and book knife."


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