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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.

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


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


The Chinese Dragon by L Newton Hayes

Original 1922 Very Good First se story of the Dragon in roads folklore and roof Pagodas Printed and published in Shanghai pre-World War II China Referenced in John Michell View over Atlantis here in original edition, See our scans.…

From Three Geese In Flight Celtic Books


The Chinese Woodcut: A New Art for the 400 Million by Smedley, Agnes

New York, Touchstone Press with the cooperation of the Tribune Subway Gallery, 1948. Soft portfolio. 9 x 12 inches. Very Good. Nine of the original loose eleven black and white plates (plus cover art) in slightly worn portfolio. Contents clean, slightly t…

From Village Lights Bookstore, ABAA/ILAB


十竹齋箋譜. [Shizhuzhai Jianpu]. [Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Papers]. by [HU, ZHENGYAN]. 胡正言

Beijing.: 榮寶齋. [Rong bao zhai].. 一九五二年 [1952].. Complete four volume set of the Chinese masterpiece of colour printing and design, the "Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Paper" [十竹齋ౚ…

From Asia Bookroom


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

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 througho…

From Village Lights Bookstore, ABAA/ILAB


Sariputra et les Six Maitres d'Erreur. Fac-Simile du Manuscrit Chinois 4524 de la Bibliotheque Nationale. Avec Traduction et Commentaire du Texte. by Vandier-Nicolas, Nicole

Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1954. First edition, 4to, pp.32, text in wrappers, with facsimile of manuscript. Mission Pelliot en Asie Centrale, Serie in-Quarto, V. A very good copy in original linen-backed portfolio as issued. An attractive facsimile (o…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)



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


Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles (7-Volume Set) by Siren, Osvald

N. Y.: Hacker Art Books, 1973. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Thus. Essentially fine, with ownership signature of a prominent Asian scholar , in 3 of the volumes. Vol. 1 -3, First millenium. Vol. 4 - 6, Later centuries. Vol. 7 Annotated lists of…

From Renaissance Books


Chinese Archaic Jades from the Kwan Collection by Yang Boda

Hong Kong: Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1994. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Hong Kong: Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1994. First edition. Very Good/good. A catalogue of the exhibition of Dr. Simon Kwan's collect…

From Charles Vivian Art & Antiques


Jiao Yulu; also We'll Be Successor to the Communist Cause, Children's Songs (2 lots) by Chinese Communist Orchestra

1st Edition . Soft cover. New/New. Two small LP records in perfect condition: Jiao Yulu (1922-1964) symbolises the good party cadre who devotes himself tirelessly to fighting economic backwardness. With the slogan "Learn from Comrade Jiao Yulu - Good St…

From BohemianBookworm


1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir. Signed Book Plus Broadside Print. by WEIWEI, Ai. Translated by Allan H. Barr

New York: Crown, 2021. Signed by Ai Weiwei. First edition / First printing. Black paper-covered boards. Very fine in a very fine dust jacket. Includes 8.5" x 18.125" 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows Letterpress Broadside. Requires additional shipping char…

From Orpheus Books



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