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Chinese Arts

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.

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Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Government Exhibits for the International Exhibition of Chinese...
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Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Government Exhibits for the International Exhibition of Chinese Art in London. 4 Volumes.

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Shanghai Commercial Press, Ltd, China, 1936 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and Chinese text; Hardcover (original blue cloth silk with gilt design - without dust jacket); 19.5 x 27.6 cm; 3.357 Kg; 4 volumes: 1. Bronze (101 pages); 2. Porcelain (3 parts) (244 pages); 3. Painting and Calligraphy (256 pages); 4. Miscellaneous (191 pages) (Tapestry and Embroidery, Jade, Cloisonné, Red Lacquer, Fans, Furniture and Writing Accessories, Archaeological Exhibits and Ancient Books); all with black and white illustrations.; Signs of wear in the hardcover cloth. Minor edgeworn. Minor scuffs on the front cover of the four volumes and on the back cover of the second and third volumes; The gilt designs on the front cover of the second and forth volume show minor yellowing marks. The interior is in very good condition with minor signs of wear.; REFERENCE EXHIBITION ON CHINESE ART.; Catalogue for the International Exhibition of Chinese Art held by the Royal Academy of Arts at Burlington House,… Read More
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The Baur Collection, Geneva, Chinese Ceramics Volume Three: Monochrome-Glazed Porcelains of the...
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The Baur Collection, Geneva, Chinese Ceramics Volume Three: Monochrome-Glazed Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty

by Ayers, John

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Collections Baur-Genève, Switzerland, 1972 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and French text; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket); 24 x 29 cm; 2.3 Kg; 266 pages (introduction of 22 pages followed by an extensive catalogue with black and white and colour illustrations, each with caption).; OUT OF PRINT. LIMITED EDITION OF 1100 COPIES, 50 DELUXE COPIES IN LEATHER NUMBERED FROM I to L; 1000 STANDARD COPIES IN CLOTH NUMBERED FROM 1 to 1000 AND 50 COPIES RESERVED TO EMPLOYEES, OF WHICH THIS IS NUMBER 188.; Signs of wear in the dust jacket, with some yellowing on spine and some peeling of the laminated layer of the dust jacket on the top and bottom of the spine and also on the top of the front and back cover. The dust jacket is now protected with a clearcover. The outside text block shows some yellowing. The interior is in very good condition, apart from an old bookseller sticker glued to the front free endpaper and a tiny mark on the bottom right of one page (bent in the past).; When the… Read More
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Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection Volume 4
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Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection Volume 4

by Krahl, Regina

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Paradou Writing Ltd., London, 2010 Book. New. Hardcover. English text; Title and captions in English and Chinese; Hardcover (cloth in slipcase); limited edition of 700 copies, 2 volumes, 480 pages with colour illustrations throughout.; 27 x 37 cm; 6 kg; STILL WRAPPED IN PLASTIC.; The Meiyintang collection represents one of the finest private collections of Chinese ceramics ever assembled. Volume Three of the collection catalogue, consisting of two books in a slip case, discusses and illustrates nearly 600 Chinese ceramics from the Neolithic period to the Yuan (1279-1368), many of which are today on display in the Rietberg Museum, Zurich. Volume Four, also consisting of two books in a slip case, covers China's porcelain production from the Yuan to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) with some 250 entries. This collection is now dispersed. The 1994 publication of Volumes One and Two of the catalogue, which presented earlier acquisitions, is currently out of print..
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Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection Volume 3
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Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection Volume 3

by Krahl, Regina

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Paradou Writing Ltd., London, 2006 Book. New. Hardcover. English text; Title and captions in English and Chinese; Hardcover (cloth in slipcase); limited edition of 1000 copies, 2 volumes, 614 pages with colour illustrations throughout.; 27 x 37 cm; 6.5 Kg; STILL WRAPPED IN PLASTIC.; The Meiyintang collection represents one of the finest private collections of Chinese ceramics ever assembled. Volume Three of the collection catalogue, consisting of two books in a slip case, discusses and illustrates nearly 600 Chinese ceramics from the Neolithic period to the Yuan (1279-1368), many of which are today on display in the Rietberg Museum, Zurich. Volume Four, also consisting of two books in a slip case, covers China's porcelain production from the Yuan to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) with some 250 entries. This collection is now dispersed. The 1994 publication of Volumes One and Two of the catalogue, which presented earlier acquisitions, is currently out of print..
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Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections (complete 12 volumes)
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Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections (complete 12 volumes)

by Pope, John Alexander; Koyama, Fujio (editors)

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Kodansha International Ltd, Tokyo, 1980 Book. Good. Hardcover. English text; Hardcover (cloth without dust jacket - as issued. In splicase.); Used books. The 11 volume set is in good condition with minor scuffs and signs of wear in the slipcases and hardcover cloths. The spines are slightly faded as usual (volume 11 - Metropolitan Museum is slightly more faded then the other volumes). Volume 5 (British Museum) and volume 9 (Freer Gallery of Art) show minor wear marks on the top of the slipcase. Far Eastern Ceramics is in very good condition showing minor signs of shelf wear, namely some marks on the front and back cover. The ribbon bookmark is slightly scuffed on the bottom. The interior of all volumes is as new.; A milestone in international ceramic documentation, this series is a brilliant presentation of the oriental ceramics collections of the world's major museums. Originally published by Kodansha in 1975 as a limited deluxe 12 volume set, this critically acclaimed and now scarce masterpiece… Read More
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Chinese Armorial Porcelain: Volume II
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Chinese Armorial Porcelain: Volume II

by Howard, David Sanctuary

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Heirloom & Howard Limited, England, 2003 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; Hardcover dark blue buckram with dust jacket in slipcase; 22.9 x 29.3 cm; 4.313 Kg; 904 pages with 1,880 colour illustrations, 1,500 armorial services described; STILL WRAPPED IN PLASTIC.; Foreword by Peter Ll. Gwynn-Jones, CVO, Garter Principal King of Arms.; In 1974 Faber & Faber published Chinese Armorial Porcelain which has remained the most comprehensive book on the subject. At that time David Howard did not anticipate the need for a second volume; however, continued research has resulted in this book which illustrates 1,380 services not illustrated in Volume I, in addition to the 160 services which formed the addendum to that volume. The material in Chinese Armorial Porcelain Volume II is almost entirely additional to the first volume, containing a new introduction and four new chapters on aspects of the China Trade. All the appendices are revised and extended and the index of mottoes and index of… Read More
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Adornment for the Body and Soul: Ancient Chinese Ornaments from the Mengdiexuan Collection
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Adornment for the Body and Soul: Ancient Chinese Ornaments from the Mengdiexuan Collection

by Bunker, Emma C.; White, Julia M.; So., Jenny F

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University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 1999 Book. Very Good. Soft cover. English and Chinese text.; Paperback; 23 x 30.5 cm; 1.6 Kg; 327 pages with colour illustrations throughout..; Signs of wear on the exterior. Edgewear. Minor signs of wear on the interior, with some pages slightly bent on the bottom.; Catalogue from the exhibition held at University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong from the 13 March 1999 to 11 August 1999.; Exhibition presentation from the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong: The Mengdiexuan Collection is a private collection in Hong Kong. On display were about 250 exquisite and important items of Chinese personal ornaments. The artefacts date from the Shang (1600-1100 B.C.) to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). This was the largest exhibition of ancient Chinese ornaments ever held in Hong Kong. Among the exhibits, about 110 objects were included in a previous travelling exhibition "Adornment for Eternity"… Read More
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By Imperial Command: An Introduction to Ch'ing Imperial Painted Enamels
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By Imperial Command: An Introduction to Ch'ing Imperial Painted Enamels

by Moss, Hugh; foreword by Thompson, Julian

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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 plates (174 images, showing the front and rear of each piece).; Volume I, minor signs of wear on the exterior. Interior in very good condition apart from a few lines on three pages from the introduction that were highlighted with a green marker.; Volume II, minor signs of wear on the exterior. Interior in very good condition.; The slipcase shows signs of wear and a small crack on top.; LIMITED EDITION OF 1,000 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS NUMBER 733. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR HUGH MOSS.; "In this book I believe Hugh Moss has made a quite conclusive case for the authenticity of the yu chih marked porcelains. By doing so he has corrected a far-reaching error of recent Western scholarship in the field of Ch'ing porcelain. An essential part of his case… Read More
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On the Scientific Nature and Uniqueness of Premodern Chinese Landscape Painting: And on the Golden Ratio Geometric Model and Traditional Methodologies as Mutual Complements (Chinese Edition)

by Kuang, Lin

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Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. Paperback. Used- Near Fine condition. Chinese edition. Book is clean and tight. Book shows light shelf wear. Light surface wear to the front and back covers. On crease going along the spine. No markings on the inside of the book. Stated Proof on final free page. Book is heavy- additional shipping may be required dependent on final shipping destination. Photos are of the book we have here at Barbed Wire Books.
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China for the West: Chinese Porcelain & other Decorative Arts for Export illustrated from the...
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China for the West: Chinese Porcelain & other Decorative Arts for Export illustrated from the Mottahedeh Collection (TWO VOLUMES)

by Howard, David; and Ayers, John; foreword by Rockefeller, Nelson A.

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Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, London, 1978 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; Hardcover (two hardcover volumes in buckram bound with dust jackets in splicase); 25.6 x 35 cm; 5.243 Kg; 704 pages with 103 colour plates and 100 monochrome illustrations; Used books wih signs of wear, namely on the dust jacket that show minor tears. Interior in very good condition.; This century has brought a growing awareness of the vast scale of Chinese export of decorative arts from the seventeenth century onwards. Until very recently however this subject had been very little studied, overshadowed as it was by the ever-widening perspectives of China's ancient past. It was nevertheless through this trade, and especially its ceramic wares, that the unique artistic creativity of the Chinese first became widely known and appreciated. This book aims to provide the most detailed and penetrating analysis yet made of the porcelains produced for Western markets during… Read More
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Kaishien Gaden
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Kaishien Gaden: (Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden, Second Collection)

by [Wang Gai]

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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 onwards in Japan.Four volumes from the Second Collection, with drawing instructions and examples for ume plums and kiku chrysanthemums. (Lacks the four volumes on ran orchids and take bamboo.)Vol. 1 Plums: 28pp text, 22 b/w plates; 6pp text, 40 color platesVol. 2 Chrysanthemums: 16pp text, 22 b/w plates; 12pp text, 20 b/w plates The woodblock prints in the plum volume, part 2, are double-page full-color reproductions of botanical art by famous Chinese artists with their seals.Condition: Covers browned and scuffed with some minor worm damage, interior solid and woodcuts mostly clean and bright, but with some browning and worming mostly outside the image.
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Chang Dai-Chien's Paintings
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Chang Dai-Chien's Paintings: With 130 Reproductions of the Master's Paintings Since 1944

by Dai-Chien, Chang; Kao Ling-mei (Editor)

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Hong Kong: The East Society, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Softcover. Quarto. 8.5 x 11.75 inches. 134 pp. Near Fine / Very Good. Bound in publisher's original illustrated stiff wraps with clear plastic dust cover. Sewn binding. Illustrated throughout with 129 black & white reproductions and one two-panel color reproduction. Edited and published by Kao Ling-mei. Text in English and Chinese. English text by Yao Hsin-nung. Text includes Foreword, Gems of Professor Chang Dai-Chien's Talks on Painting, and Chronological Notes. Top and leading edges of text block lightly foxed. Binding excellent. Original plastic dust cover lightly rubbed with some pitting and scoring. Former owners' names and date written in blue ink on copyright page (in position of title page, due to reverse Chinese format). "#104" in marker and scar of sticker removal on Chinese copyright page (verso of "front" wrap). Else, no internal markings.
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The Chinese Dragon
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The Chinese Dragon

by L. Newton Hayes With An Introduction Fong F. Sec

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Original 1922 Very Good+ First Hardcover story of the Dragon in Chinese folklore and Asian roof Pagodas Printed and published in Shanghai pre-World War II China. This Edition is referenced in John Michell Ley Lines book "View over Atlantis" here in original edition, See our scans.
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Shanghai's Art Deco Master: Paul Veysseyre's Architecture in the French Concession

Shanghai's Art Deco Master: Paul Veysseyre's Architecture in the French Concession

by Dodington, Spencer and Charles Lagrange

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Earnshaw Books, Hong Kong, 2014. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. Signed by Author. Signed by Dodington Dust Jacket is in fine condition without tears or chips or other damage. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; China; Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9789881609021. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 22898. . 9789881609021
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The Art of Face Painting in Chinese Music-Drama
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The Art of Face Painting in Chinese Music-Drama

by Zhang Geng , Editor-in-Chief

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Jiangxi Art Publishing Company, 1993. Hardcover First Edition. 170pp, large quarto in case. Compiled by the Music-drama Institute of the Chinese Academy of Arts. Near Fine book in Good slipcase. Gray boards show minor shelf and handling wear; there is a crease on the page before the Contents. Else clean and bright. This is, overall, a stunning volume, colorful and clean, gray boards and colorful pastedown are clean, tight binding. Slipcase shows significant shelf and handling wear with scuffing, fading, three tears in the binding at the spine of the slipcase, and edge and corner wear. It has done its job protecting the volume inside. [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.] Photos are of the copy here at Barbed Wire Books.
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