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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 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


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


The Chinese Exhibition: A Commemorative Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, November 1935 - March 1936

Faber & Faber, London], 1936. "Chinese Dynasties and Periods, Reign Marks and Dates, The Catalogue, Index of Painters and Calligraphers, General Index, The Plates with Their Descriptions". XXVIII, 160 Pages, followed by 160 plates showing o...

From J.L. O'Rourke, Ltd.


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


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


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

N. Y.: Hacker Art Books, 1973. 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 paintings and reproductions of painting...

From Renaissance Books



Ancient Chinese Bronzes of the Shang and Chou Dynasties; An Illustrated Catalogue of the Van Heusden Collection with a Historical Introduction by Van Heusden, Willem

Tokyo: Privately Published by the Author, 1952. SIGNED BY AUTHOR at Limitation Page. #468 of 1000 copies, SIGNED and sealed by the author. Original cloth with gilt lettering and central gilt decoration front cover. Very Good Plus, corners with mild bumps...

From Dale Steffey Books


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


A History of Early Chinese Art. III: Sculpture. by Siren, Osvald

London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1930. First edition xv, 75, 128 plates. A very good copy in original cloth. ...

From John Randall (Books of Asia)


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


John Naka's Sketch Book

2005. Soft cover. llike new ..never opened ...Hard to find. a copy in this condition...

From Barbers Sailors and Booksellers


Chinese Yixing Teawares by Mai Foundation

Mai Foundation, 2002. Fine, unread copy, in a fine jacket. As new. Weighs over 2.5 kilos, so extra postage will be required.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine....

From Renaissance Books


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