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Biblio is proud to present some truly one of a kind rare Chinese arts books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From books on contemporary Chinese women painters to books about delicate and antique Chinese teapots, there is a wide diversity of topics featured in the rare Chinese arts books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. If you love China and Chinese culture, you should definitely look through some of the rare and antique Chinese arts books featured below.



19th Century Album. by Chinese Paintings

London: Ackerman & Co., 96 Strand [ no date ]. 0. Presentation states: "To Charles Stuart with Pat Campbell's kindest remembrance of Canton 1st January 1851." Canton19th Century album 4to (11.50" x 9.00" x 1.50" approx) w...

From Chilton Books

£24,000.00


Dream of the Red Chamber (Hung Lou Meng) by Cao Xueqin; Gao E; Cheng Weiyuan

18th-century Chinese novel of manners. « A richly illustrated Chinese accordion book with 10 silk paintings about the story of the red chamber. The features of this book are nothing less than remarkable, hand made paper with the paintings hand paint...

From Librairie La Foret des livres

CA$995.00


The Book of common-prayer and administration of the sacraments, and other rites & ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter or Psalmes of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches. And the form and manner of making, ordaining and consecrating of bishops, priests and deacons by [Church of England]

London: John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1662. First edition. Half leather. Very Good. 7 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches. b3 - b8 + c (8 leaf quire) + d (2 leaf quire) + B - Gg (6 leaf quires) + Hh (7 of 8 leaves). Lacks initial 8 leaves, G3, R5, and Hh8. Begins w...

From St. Wulfstans Books

$2,666.70


An Illustrated Record of the Stanley Charles Nott collection of Chinese Jades by Nott

This edition is limited to one thousand copies of which this book is No. 257 and signed. An Illustrated Annotation on the working and dating of Chinese Jades by Stanley Charles Nott Chinese Art of world Renown by Stanley Charles Nott. 5 booklets by THE HO...

From Bredie Books

$10,000.00


Joyce Chen Cook Book by Chen, Joyce

Boston: Joyce Chen Associates, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Boston: Joyce Chen Associates, 1962. First edition. Fine. 223pp, brown and blue coated board w/ink illustration, white lettering on cover and spine. Frontispiece color photo of eigh...

From Books Northwest

$120.00


Chinese Pictorial Art, Illustrated by Coloured and Collotyped Reproductions from The Author's Collection with Descriptions and Notes on the History of Drawing, Writing, Etc., Translated from Standard Chinese Authors by Strehlneek, E.A

Shanghai: The Commercial Press, Limited, 1914. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to. SIGNED by author to flyleaf. Chinese dust jacket. Facing translations of Chinese and English. [8 prelim leaves], iii, iii, 22-323, [1], ii, ii, 74, [1]. ...

From Minotavros Books

CA$2,000.00


Seeing China ( Temple Hill cut-outs ) by Women's Bible School, American Presbyterian Mission

Chefoo, China: Women's Bible School, American Presbyterian Mission No Date, circa 1930. Near Fine, pages with light toning. Oblong folio, 10" x 13 3/4". Bound in beautiful red pictorial embossed silk over limp boards, string-tied, 28 pp of ...

From Dale Steffey Books

$3,000.00


Masterpieces of Chinese Painting. XII to XVIII centuries. With an introduction by Lin Tsiu-Sen. by Lin Tsiu-Sen

Zurich: Amstutz, Herdeg & Co, 1947. Second edition. Large folio (51 x 33 cm), pp.12, 8 colour photochrome plates. A very good copy in original cloth Chinese-style portfolio, with original cardboard slip-case. This beautifully produced portfolio of r...

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£728.00


$6,500.00


Hishi Sansui Gashiki山水畫式 (Mr. Fei's Way of Painting Landscapes) by 鈴木芙蓉Suzuki Fuyo

1789 1st ed Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Nanga China Art Painting Fei Han-Yuan A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book exploring the landscape techniques of Hi Kangen (Fei Han-yuan), a Chinese merchant and artist who lived in japan dur...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$599.00


Kaishien Gaden by [Wang Gai]

Kaishien Gaden (Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden) is an Edo-Era Japanese edition of the very popular Chinese painting guide Jieziyuan Huazhaun by Wang Gai, first published in the Qing Dynasty in China (1701). The manual was reprinted many times from 1748...

From Florilegius

$400.00


Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul: A Complete Catalogue (3 VOLUMES) by Krahl, Regina in collaboration with Erbahar, Nurdan; Edited by Ayers, John with historical studies by Yucel, Unsal and Raby, Julian

Philip Wilson Publishers, London for Sotheby's Publications, 1986 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text.; Hardcover (with dust jacket in slipcase).; 28 x 39 cm; 17 Kg.; 1381 pages with 5,000 black-and-white and colour illustrations, includi...

From Jorge Welsh Books

£1,800.00


By Imperial Command: An Introduction to Ch'ing Imperial Painted Enamels by Moss, Hugh; foreword by Thompson, Julian

Hibiya Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1976 Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. English text; 2 hardcover volumes with dust jacket in slip case.; 27.5 x 41 x 7 cm; 5.2 kg; The 2 volumes comprise: TEXT with 98 pages and PLATES with 87 colour...

From Jorge Welsh Books

£2,500.00


The Wares of the Ming Dynasty by R. L. Hobson

London: Benn Brothers, 1923, 1923. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good-. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. LIMITED edition of 1,500 copies. This copy is NUMBERED. Illustrations with captioned tissue guard. A fine copy with 128 illustrati...

From allthosefinds

$355.00


The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting: Jie Zi Yuan Hua Zhuan, 1679-1701 a Facsimile of the 1887-1888 Shanghai Edition with the Text Translated from the Chinese and Edited by Mai-Mai Sze by Wang, Kai; Sze, Mai-Mai

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977. Fine but for very minor traces of use, in jacket with unobtrusive sticker scar, a short closed tear in back panel, and faded spine with a little mottling at heel. This remains an attractive copy of thie uncommo...

From Renaissance Books

CA$150.00


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