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Banpo Site - a well-preserved site of a Neolithic Village


Banpo Museum, 1987. First printing. English and Chinese dual-language edition. About 60 unnumbered pages, numerous color and b&w illustrations, oversized softcover format with french flaps. An attractive copy.. 1st. Paperback. Very Good.


A B C of Japanese Art (ABC)

By Tsuda, Noritake & Board of Tourist Industry, Japanese Government Railways

Tokyo: Board of Tourist Industry, Japanese Government Railways, 1937. First printing. 88 pp., plus about 80 b&w photo plates, octavo format in plain white covers, with attached dust jacket in very attractive black, gray and red design. No owner's name, no noticeable wear or tear. A superb copy. . 1st. Paperback. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


Births and Rebirths in Japanese Art: Essays Celebrating the Inauguration of The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (European Studies on Japan)
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Births and Rebirths in Japanese Art: Essays Celebrating the Inauguration of The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (European Studies on Japan)

By Rousmaniere, Nicole Coolidge

Leiden, Netherlands: Hotei Publishing, 2001. First printing. 215 pp. + colour plate section at rear, glossary, index, large octavo format in blue cloth with gilt titles. Fine text with no owner's marks, no wear, no tears to dj. Scarce and interesting reference. . 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


Traditions of japanese Art: Selections from the Kimiko and Joh Powers Collection

By Rosenfield, John M. & Shujiro Shimada

Fogg Art Museum Harvard , 1970. First printing. 393 pp., 153 items catalogued and illustrated, many color foldouts, glossary, index, oversized, purple cloth with gilt titles. Text is Very Good with no owner's marks. Minor fading along edge of cloth and some speckling to the edges of the text block, not affecting pages. Dustjacket is slightly edge-worn and dusty, with a couple of modest tears, slight loss at extremities, stain to inside of rear panel (not visible from outside). A solid Very Good/Very Good copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Chinese Velvets: A Technical Study. Art & Archaeology Div. Occasional Paper 2

By Burnham, Harold B

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1959. First printing. 64 pp., XV plates, 14 figures, large octavo, blue card covers. Nearly Fine copy with no real flaws, just very light wear to covers, original owner's name inside. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Poor.


KOUGAKU KURODA: Takeshi Kuroda First Light Works I (Japanese text)


1984. About 100 pp., mostly illustrated with his calligraphic art, text section in Japanese, photo of the artist as a young man. Book appears to have been published in the 1980s but no date visible. Very Good with a bit of wear to the covers. Rare book on this important Japanese artist, now deceased. (1944-2007). 1st. Paperback. Very Good.


Orientations a Discovery of Asia and the Pacific Magazine (3 issues)

By Gatbonton, Juan t Ed

Pacific Magazines , 1974. Three issues, August, September, October 1974. Magazine format, about 70 pp. each. Nearly Fine or better condition.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.


A Basic Research on Mountain Fortress in Central Inland Area of Korea

By Seon-Yong Park Ed. The Korea Fortress Academy

Chungcheongbuk-do Province & The Korea Fortress Academy, 2007, 2007. First printing. 287 pp., colour plates, b&W photos, plans, diagrams, maps, biblio, index, oversize (quarto) pictorial hardcover, dustjacket, ribbon marker. Very tight, fresh copy with no owner's marks, no tears. Some bumping to extremities. A beautiful Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine copy of this very detailed archaeological reference. Rare book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


Orientations: A Discovery of Asia and the Pacific (7 issues)

By Bas, Rene Q. (ed.)

Pacific Magazines, 1981. Seven issues from 1980 to 1981 covering: Nonya Culture, Ceramics in Sarawak, Yi Dynasty Painting, Tibetan Costumes, Idemitsu, Han Tomb Sculpture, Ormolu Porcelains, Korean Celadons, Mamluk Period, Hoysala Temples, Horyuji, Khmer Ruins, Colchas, etc. All in Fine or Nearly Fine condition. Includes: August 1980, Jan. 1981, March 1981, August 1981, Sept. 1981, Oct. 1981, Dec. 1981.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.


Utagawa Kuniyoshi: An Exhibition

By Kuniyoshi, Untagawa

Springfield Musuem of Fine Arts, 1980 First printing. Over 200 items catalogued, some color ills., notes, oversize softcover. Fine copy with very light wear to extremities. Uncommon..


Sino-Thai Ceramics in the National Museum, Bangkok, Thailand, and in Private Collections. (Association Copy)

By Robinson, Natalie V.

Dept. Of Fine Arts, 1982, 1982. First printing. Xxii, 354 pp., color frontis, 36 color plates, many b&w ills., appendices, biblio, index, oversize (4to) hardcover, dustjacket. Errata slip laid in. Also laid in: signed, hand-written presentation card from the author. And a hand-written note by the author describing problems with the printing and shipment of the book ".the printer went beserk.the last straw is that the shipment to me got lost, and all the books stuck together. Not unbelievable - just Thailand." etc., signed "Love, Natalie". Text is Nearly Fine with little sign of use. Dj has no tears but the rear panel shows some scuff marks, likely from when "the books stuck together" as the author noted.. Signed by Author(s). 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


The Art of the Korean Potter

By Silla, Koryo, Yi

The Asia Society, 1968., 1968. First printing. 131 pp., VIII color plates, 106 b&w photos, map, bibliography, oversize hardcover in pictorial boards, dustjacket. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine with light wear to extremities. No owner's marks, no tears. A lovely catalogue.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Chinese Bronzes
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Chinese Bronzes

By Deydier, Christian

Italy: Rizzoli, 1980 First printing, English edition. 252 pp., profusely ill. with color and b&w ills., biblio, index, oversize hardcover, dustjacket. Fine/Fine copy. No names, no tears, no soiling. Very slight wear to edge of dj. A stunning copy of this excellent reference.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.


The Wakening of Sakya: Japanese Classic Art, Painting Series

By No Author

Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, Tokyo, 1956., 1956. First printing. 16 pp. text, 11 tipped in color plates (one double-page with tissue guard), oversize (folio) hardcover in dustjacket. Leaves are somewhat "wavy" due to dampness but not stained at all. Inside of dj and cloth have some staining. Dj quite torn and chipped. Good/Fair example of this uncommon book, though contents are VG.. 1st. Hardcover. Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Japanese Arts of the Heian Period 794 - 1185

By Rosenfield, John

Asia Society, 1967., 1967 First edition. 135 pp., 57 plates (some color, tipped in), glossary, biblio, map, decorated ep's, addendum laid in, 4to, ill. card covers. From the collection of Doris Dohrenwend, former Curator of th e ROM Asian Dept., with her ownership SIGNATURE on ffep. Ms Dohrenwend wrote Chinese Jades at the ROM. Fine copy. Uncommon book.. 1st Edition.


A Collection of Japanese Masterpieces

By no author

Toto Bunka Co. Tokyo, 1955., 1955. First printing, 16 loose color tipped-in plates, title page, table of contents page, all in a folding folio with two bone-button closures and color paste-down label, gilt titles. Condition is Good Plus overall with front cover ill. and titles very fresh, some wear to extremities, backstrip starting to split a little, tears to inner flaps, edges of some plates a bit creased. A beautiful piece of work with the plates themselves Nearly Fine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.



By Mino, Yutaka

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1977., 1977 First Edition. 94 pp., hundreds of photos, extensive biblio, map, small 4to, ill. card covers. An excellent exhibition catalog, with full text in both English & French. Multiple photos of each item wi th close-ups of artist's seal, full descriptions, references, artist's name, dates. Very fresh, tight copy with light rubbing and a few light creases to covers. No owner's name.. F. Soft Cover. Very Good.


Japanese Traditional Patterns Vol. 2: Structure and Implements - Geometric Patterns, Family Crests

By Niwa, Motoji & Sadao Hibi

Graphic-sha, Tokyo, 1990., 1990. First printing. 129 pp., hundreds of ills., many color, index, oversize softcover in dj. Light wear to extremities. Nearly Fine/Nearly Fine copy of this superb book. An excellent reference by an expert in the field. Scarce.. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


Exhibition of Archaeological Finds of the People's Republic of China,

By Organization Committe of the Exhibition of Archaeological Finds of the People's Republic of China

Wen Wu Press, Peking, 1973, 1973 First Edition. Np., 167 plates (many color), 4to, hardcover in dustjacket. Exhibition catalog of jade, ceramics, etc. Fine/Nearly Fine with light creasing at edge of dj. A beautiful book.. F. Hardcover.


Chinese Porcelain Kiinalaista Posliinia

By Hyvonen, Keikki

Museovirasto/National Board of Antiquities, Helsinki, 1986., 1986. First edition. 320 pp., profusely illustrated in color and b&w, oversize softcover. VG: tight, square copy with no owner's marks, some wear to covers. Rare.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


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