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East Asian Art

There are many amazing artists and art that come from East Asia, and there are some truly outstanding rare and antique East Asian art books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From special first edition books to intriguing posters and other ephemera, there is a wide selection of antique and rare East Asian Art books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.



Chinese Art Under the Mongols : The Yuan Dynasty ( 1279-1368 )

Chinese Art Under the Mongols : The Yuan Dynasty ( 1279-1368 )

by Lee , Sherman

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Buffalo, New York
Item Price
$250.00

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Cleveland , Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1968. Book. Illus. by Various Artist. Very Fine. Hardcover. 1968 , Hardcover with the dust cover , 403 page book. Illustrated with 259 black and white pages plus index. A very Scholarly study on the Yuan Dynastys arts: Lacquer / Jade and Ivory / Textiles. With Chinese Art Under the Mongols: Sculpture Ceramics Painting Calligraphy Wood-Block printing . A very excellent book on Chinese art History . Condition : Very Fine . Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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$250.00
Ajanta

Ajanta

by Takata, Osamu

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
new york, New York
Item Price
$395.00

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Tokyo: Heibonsha Ltd. Publishers, 1971. This is a near fine hardcover copy in the original pictorial publishers slipcase. Some wear to edges of slipcase. Completely clean inside, but for a short neat collector name to the front endpaper, dating information added in pencil to some plates. Text in Japanese. Table of contents and plate list in English. Classic study of the cave temples and murals of Ajanta. Photographs by Mikihiro Taeda. 179 photographs in color and black & white. 13" high X 11" wide. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.
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$395.00
Sights and Scenes in Fair Japan.
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Sights and Scenes in Fair Japan.

by [OGAWA KAZUMASA].

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Item Price
$1,748.25

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Tokyo: Imperial Government Railways.. (circa1910).. 50 delicate hand coloured collotype plates on high quality stiff card each captioned in English, presented in Japanese embroidered silk covered boards with tassle ties, All edges gilt., patterned gilt endpapers.The hinges of each image have been professionally repaired with Japanese paper and wheat starch paste. Neat pencilled annotations lower corners, leaves clean and bright. 26 x 38cm. This beautiful album proved very popular and was reprinted a number of times, in some editions all of the plates are in colour, as is the case with this copy, and at other times the edition only shows some plates in colour and while the others are in black and white. The work also appears in editions both with and without 2 maps, later editions in Western bindings. Although his name does not appear in this album it seems highly likely that this album was published by Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929). Described by Terry Bennett in his excellent work Japanese Photography… Read More
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$1,748.25
Art and Culture of Nepal Selected Papers

Art and Culture of Nepal Selected Papers

by Mary Shepherd Slusser

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Printing of the First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9789994655021
ISBN 10
9994655027
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia
Item Price
$114.49

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Kathmandu, Nepal: Mandala Publications, 2005. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Printing of the First Edition. Fine, apparently unread copy in a fine jacket. Large volume weighs over 2 kilos, so extra postage will be required..
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$114.49
Twelve Chinese Full Colour Illustrations on Silk.
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Twelve Chinese Full Colour Illustrations on Silk.

by [CHINESE ALBUM].

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Item Price
$1,223.78

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No publication details.. (circa1920?).. Album of twelve full page hand coloured illustrations on silk laid down on card leaves. Images measure 25.4 x 19.4cm. Silk along upper border of two images a trifle frayed, occasional light marks, some light browning card leaves, minor insect damage silk border of one leaf not affecting image. Bound in between wooden boards, title label blank. Chinese ownership marks endpaper. Modern professional Japanese paper repairs to spine. Very attractive album. A charming collection of Chinese pictures showing a variety of domestic, court and mythological scenes. This album contains no clues as to the purpose of these delightful images. There is no title or accompanying text and they are as is typical of these types of illustrations unsigned. They may have been produced for the tourist trade or maybe as a gift book? .
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$1,223.78
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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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  • Paperback
Note
International Edition
Condition
Used- Near Fine
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Longmont, Colorado
Item Price
$105.00

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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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$105.00
十竹齋箋譜. [Shizhuzhai Jianpu].  [Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Papers].
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十竹齋箋譜. [Shizhuzhai Jianpu]. [Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Papers].

by [HU, ZHENGYAN]. 胡正言.

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  • first
Condition
Used
Seller
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Item Price
$5,594.40

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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" [十竹齋箋譜]. This stunning collection of paper samples is presented in its original pictorial silk brocade folder. This set includes nearly 300 prints in 30 categories of different objects, motifs, and subjects of traditional Chinese scholarly interest such as flowers and rocks, antiquities, poetic scenery, bronzes, vessels, mythological animals, butterflies, bamboo, etc. Among them, 73 illustrations have been made using the special Chinese technique of "gonghua" [拱花] or stamped embossing technique. Most of these extraordinarily beautiful images are delicate water-colour woodblock prints [木版水印] while others, which at first glance appear blank, feature equally delicate embossed decorative designs "gonghua"… Read More
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$5,594.40
Chinese Export Porcelain, Antique Tankards: The Eckenhoff Collection
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Chinese Export Porcelain, Antique Tankards: The Eckenhoff Collection

by Eckenhoff, Edward A.

  • New
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
New
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Lisbon, Portugal
Item Price
$389.09

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Solins Group LLc., 2011 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text.; Hardcover (withouth dust jacket - as issued).; 38 x 29.5 cm; 1.8 Kg.; 99 pages with colour images for each tankard.; Brand new with minor handling signs.; Privately printed. This publication records the private collection of Chinese Export Porcelain, Antique Tankards from The Eckenhoff Collection..
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$389.09
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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  • near fine
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Item Price
$2,000.00

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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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$2,000.00
China Complete Works of  modern  flower (Hardcover)(Chinese Edition)
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China Complete Works of modern flower (Hardcover)(Chinese Edition)

by JIA DE JIANG

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Edition
2010
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9787543445925
ISBN 10
7543445921
Seller
Forbes Road, Pennsylvania
Item Price
$285.00

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Hebei Education Publishing House; 1 Edition (augus, n. 2010. 7543445921. as New. Please cautious when purchasing these books the Chinese isbn number is errant as least 3 differnt works have the same number this is the hardcover verison see photo the photos represent the books that you will be purchasing These four volumes, in excellent condition,, are among the most beautiful that i have seen nice glossy photos wonderfull artwork these books are great111
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$285.00
MUSUBI-MOYOH
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MUSUBI-MOYOH: PATTERNS MADE WITH KNOTS

by KAWARAZKI, KOHDOH.

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Condition
Used
Seller
New York, New York
Item Price
$2,750.00

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JAPANESE BRAIDED KNOT WORKTwo volumes. Oblong (10" x 15") paper-covered boards with calligraphic labels within decorative knot-work borders. Japanese accordion-fold bindings (orihon): single sheets hinged together and attached at each end to a board, becoming the front and back covers of the book. Light wear.
Each volume with eighteen striking wood block designs printed in several colors, often heightened in silver and gold and with embossing. The patterns are made by knotting thin ropes to form various patterns. The verb "musubi" has moral and cultural connotations in Japanese, Chinese and Korean cultures, deriving from a sacred word in Shintoism. Contemporary Japanese still practice "hana-musubi" (flower knotting) to decorate for happy occasions.
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$2,750.00
SAIGA SHOKUNIN BURUI

SAIGA SHOKUNIN BURUI: (VARIOUS CLASSES OF CRAFTSMEN)

by TACHIBANA MINKO (illustrator)

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Condition
Used
Seller
New York, New York
Item Price
$975.00

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JAPANESE BOOKS OF TRADESTwo volumes. Grayish-blue paper covers with geometric decoration in darker blue and printed paper label. Rubbed but sound; some binding threads missing from first volume. Bottom of one page with clean tear. Reprint of the 1771 original edition.
A delightful book of trades in a long tradition of pictures of the artisan class in the Edo period with 28 double-page color woodcut illustrations of craftsmen, each with an identifying inscription and commentary. Included are a mirror-polisher, papermaker, mounter of Kakemono, potter, weaver, swordsmith, etc. Some of the workers are accompanied by cats, small children, goldfish or other features of their work lives.
Hillier, Art of the Japanese Book, Volume I, pages 304-308 and plate 32 (the original edition).
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$975.00
The Chinese Woodcut: A New Art for the 400 Million
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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 toned. Text introduction by Anges Smedley missing. Communist era China, revolutionary period.
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$200.00
A note on Boodhism and the cave temples of India, addressed to F. Mouat, Esq. Member of the...

A note on Boodhism and the cave temples of India, addressed to F. Mouat, Esq. Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and secretary to the Council of Education.

by Thomas Latter (1816-1853).

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Condition
Used
Edition
FIRST EDITION
Seller
The Hague, Netherlands
Item Price
$1,026.76

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On the origin of Buddhism and the ancient Buddhist Ajanta Caves (India)
Calcutta, Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, 1844.
8°. 21, [1 blank] pp. Blank paper covers.
A rare treatise on the origins of Buddhism, based on the recent British discovery of the ancient Buddhist Ajanta Caves in India by officers of the East India Company. The caves date from the 2nd century BC and are a Unesco World Heritage site since 1983. They are considered India's greatest ancient Buddhist heritage. This work is a testament to the growing understanding of Buddhism and one of the earliest Western mentions of the Ajanta Caves.
The Western discovery of the ancient Buddhist cave temples brought new light to the knowledge of how old Buddhism really was and how it was related to Western culture. The caves and its art turned out to be much much older than Western scholars considered Indian culture to be. Based on this new understanding, the author of the present treatise traces the origin of Indian… Read More
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$1,026.76
A Collection of Famous Pictures of the Sung Dynasty Formerly Preserved by the T`ien Lai Studio...
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A Collection of Famous Pictures of the Sung Dynasty Formerly Preserved by the T`ien Lai Studio 天籁阁旧藏宋人画册

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  • Fine
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
Seller
BATH, United Kingdom
Item Price
$423.75

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[Peking]: The Commercial Press, ND [1957]. First Edition. Silk. Fine/Slipcase - very good. Folio (47cm x 33.5cm). In the original thick card box, which has some minor damage and bumps to corners, including a small split to the edge of one side of the top and a couple of splits to the corners, some staining. Inside, the fold out linen bound clam shell or fold out box, with clasps, possibly bone or ivory, and mounted title label to front. The clamshell box has sustained a bump to top right corner - please see picture - but is otherwise in excellent condition. Inside the silk brocade bound book with silk ties to spine. The book is all but immaculate with no flaws as such. Features 15 colour plate reproductions mounted on paper with decorated borders. Each plate has an accompanying page with text in Chinese and English, summarising the paintings and their origins. A beautiful copy with excellent quality reproductions. Hard to find in the original card box and clamshell box.
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$423.75