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100 Seasonal Paintings of Japan
1 100 Seasonal Paintings of Japan
Japan Dentsu Inc. 1991 First Edition Decorative Cloth Fine Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Published by Dentsu on the occasion of their 90th anniversary. Presumed first and only printing. Published 1991. Printed and bound in Japan. This book has primary text in Japanese and secondary text in English. Celadon green silk [or silk-like] binding, with crisp black-stamped calligraphy to the paper label on the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 1-inch by 1/8-inch stain near the tail of the spine, else an exceptionally clean binding. 16.75 x 11.75 inches. With xxii and 238 numbered pages. With 100 stunning full-color, full-page plates, some of which are fold-out. Identification and commentary appear in Japanese and in English opposite each plate page. All plates specially printed on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean copy, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. In a matching slipcase of celadon green silk on hardboards with gilt-stamped Japanese characters to the front board. Slipcase with a 2 square-inch stain in the lower corner of the front board, merely a cosmetic issue. A Fine copy in a Very Good slipcase. A presentation of art images cataloged according to the four seasons, the images taken from pictorial calendars issued by Dentsu over the years. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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A Chronological Table of Chinese and World Cultures: Philosophy, Art, Technology
2 A Chronological Table of Chinese and World Cultures: Philosophy, Art, Technology
Taipei, Republic of China National Palace Museum 1988 Third Edition Cloth Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed in Taiwan. 11.25 x 8 inches. Accordian-style book with unnumbered continuous pages. With numerous color illus. above and below a running date line, i.e., in chronological order. Cocoa-brown cloth boards with gold lettering to the front board. The boards are square and tight, and virtually without blemish. An exceptionally clean copy. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. Housed in a sturdy slipcase of matching cloth and lettering. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus slipcase. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes Acquired during the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge
3 A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes Acquired during the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Freer Gallery of Art 1946 First American Edition Buckram Very Good Minus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Published by the Free Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Oriental Studies No. 3. An English language publication with secondary text in Chinese characters. Presumed first printing of the first edition, 1946. Printed and presumed bound in Baltimore, MD. Ex-library but with very few ex library markings and from a non-circulating collection: the Research Library of the Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco. In the medium-duty brown buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering, and with a small brown design to the front board to the spine. Fairly clean and well-preserved binding. Moderately rubbed and bumped spine and tail and corners, with the upper front corner moderately abraded. Hinges tender but holding nicely. 14 x 10 inches. With v and 108 numbered pages of text consisting of commentary on the plates, interspersed with maps of China, B&W figures and 50 full-page duo-tone plates. Apart from the the discreet library markings, a very clean copy. The plates themselves are free of library stamps. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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A New and Accurate Description of the Present Great Roads and the Principal Cross Roads of England and Wales, Commencing at London and continuing to the farthest Parts of the Kingdom...
4 A New and Accurate Description of the Present Great Roads and the Principal Cross Roads of England and Wales, Commencing at London and continuing to the farthest Parts of the Kingdom...
London, England R. & J. Dodsley 1756 Presumed First Edition Disbound Good Plus Association Copy 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
First [and only?] edition. In contemporary [?] or very early full leather binding of brown calf. Boards present but completely and cleanly detached. The binding much rubbed and dessicated, especially along the spine. The hubbed spine bearing, in blind-stamp, "Roads of England." Also, at the spine tail, in much-rubbed gilt, the date 1756. The firmly bound text block retains great integrity. 7 x 4.5 inches. On rag content, laid paper. With title page, 6 unnumbered pages, 168 and lxiv numbered pages. Title page states, Price Bound Four Shillings. With a handsome tail-piece engraving at p. 161 and at p. xl. Tipped in to the FEP opposite page lxiv is a large fold-out B&W map with decorative cartouche, Kitchin's most Accurate Map of the Roads of England and Wales: with the Distances by the Mile-Stones, and other most exact Admensurations between Town & Town. Map measures 14.5 x 14.25 inches (37 x 36 cm). The map in remarkable condition; just a hint of age-toning. Book's pastedowns and opposite FEPs with glue off-settings. Front pastedown with the handsome armorial/pictorial bookplate of R.P.L. Booker. A blank front FEP with the inscription, likely in his own hand, "R. P. Lee Booker, Eton" in very small neat ink writing. Preliminaries lightly to moderately age toned. Tiny tear to middle of p. 15. Else a rather clean copy. Downgraded to Good Plus chiefly on account of the poor state of the binding. Deemed worthy of custom rebinding or restoration. This is a study of the then-present principal roads of England and Wales, with detailed descriptions of way-stations, landmarks, distances, &c. Includes a section about the itinerary of Antoninus and Roman stations in England. Perhaps the most remarkable and significant feature of the book is the fold-out map, a map that seldom survives in extant copies of the book. A rare book in any condition. R. P. Lee Booker [died 1922?] was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, where he gained a first class in Mods. and a second class in Lit. Hum. in 1887. No later than 1888 he was appointed to the faculty at Eton College, Windsor, eventually serving as a House Master. Booker apparently served in WWI. By 1920 Booker had left Eton in hopes that he would find suitable employment elsewhere, though he made some critical remarks about the education system. He commented on the difficulty of getting his work printed. Booker was exceptionally interested in English antiquity, archaeology and history. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries [FSA]. Specific interests apparently included: Prehistoric monuments and earthworks; Roman monuments and Roman earthworks; English ecclesiastical monuments; English secular monuments. In that regard, and commencing around 1908, he was active in contributing extensively to an inventory of the ancient and historical monuments and constructions connected with or illustrative of the contemporary culture, civilization and conditions of life of the people in England from the earliest times to the year 1700. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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A Patristic Greek Lexicon
5 A Patristic Greek Lexicon
Oxford, England Oxford University Press 1991 019864213X / 9780198642138 Reprint Buckram Near Fine Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printed in 1961. This is the stated tenth impression, 1991. Principal text in English, ancillary text in Greek. Printed and presumed bound in Hong Kong. Oxford blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11 x 9 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With xliii and 1568 numbered pages, printed in double columns. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. Attractive plain paper DJ, with dark blue lettering on a soft blue background. DJ is unclipped. Tiny chip at top of front, quite minor. Light soiling and rubbing to the rear side of the DJ. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. From the publisher's blurb: "This volume contains the complete text of A Patristic Greek Lexicon, previously published in five separate fascicles. The object of the work is primarily to interpret the theological and ecclesiastical vocabulary of the Greek Christian authors from Clement of Rome to Theodore of Studium. This lexicon is a companion to Liddell Scott-Jones, A Greek-English Lexicon, but the two do not overlap." 
Price: 333.00 USD
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A Small But Very Fine Private Collection of Japanese Color Prints
6 A Small But Very Fine Private Collection of Japanese Color Prints
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Walpole Galleries 1920 First Edition Paperback Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
From an auction of June 14th, 1920. 10 x 7 inches. Light brown over-wrappers with brown-stamped lettering. With 47 numbered pages of text itemizing 208 lots and with several B&W plates, being reproductions of Japanese woodblock prints. Generally a clean copy. A Very Good Minus copy. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans, with his initials in soft lead pencil to the back of the front wrapper. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Accademia Carrara, le raccolte, Secondo volume 2
7 Accademia Carrara, le raccolte, Secondo volume 2
Bergamo, Italia Editrice S.E.S.A.A.B. 1997 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Plus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
In Italian, not in English. Questo libro è scritto in italiano, non in inglese. Volume II of the superb collection of art works in the Accademia Carrara. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in Italy. Eggshell buckram hardboard binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 13.5 x 10.5 inches. Decorative pastedowns. With 189 numbered pages and with numerous color plates, some full-page, some double-page, all on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and rather tight, with just a touch of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped, DJ with slight rubbing/edge wear. One deftly repaired tear to rear of DJ. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Alexandre Gabriel Decamps 1803-1860
8 Alexandre Gabriel Decamps 1803-1860
Williamstown, MA Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute 1984 First Edition Paperback Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Decamps, Alexandre Gabriel 
This is a catalogue for an exhibit 2 March - 29 April 1984. Printed and bound in the USA. Very clean pictorial wrappers. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Wrappers fan only slightly, trivial. 10 x 8 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 68 numbered pages, and numerous B&W illustrations on medium-weight stock. Small rubbing spot to lower part of rear wrapper. Else a very clean volume. No remainder marks. A Very Good Plus copy. The following is modified from Wikipedia: "Decamps, born in Paris, travelled early in life in the East, and reproduced Oriental life and scenery with a bold fidelity to nature that puzzled conventional critics. His powers, however, soon came to be recognized, and he was ranked along with Delacroix and Ingres as one of the leaders of the French school. He was the most influential painter on Orientalism and was proclaimed the chief of the new Orientalist School." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Alice Neel
9 Alice Neel
New York, New York, U.S.A. Harry N. Abrams, Inc./Philadelphia Museum of Art 2000 0810942151 / 9780810942158 First American Edition Cloth Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Neel, Alice 
Presumed first printing of the first American edition. Printed and bound in Great Britain. Oatmeal cloth binding, with crisp blue-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 12 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 198 numbered pages, and with 224 illustrations, including 86 full-color plates, all on coated stock. An exceptionally clean volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Very gently read. No remainder marks. Attractive pictorial DJ, unclipped and with light rubbing. Moderate edgewear/curling along the top of the DJ. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. 
Price: 39.50 USD
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Altjapanische Porzellane aus der Porzellansammlung Dresden; the Catalogue of the Exhibition of the Ko-Imari Collection of the Dresden Museum, DDR
10 Altjapanische Porzellane aus der Porzellansammlung Dresden; the Catalogue of the Exhibition of the Ko-Imari Collection of the Dresden Museum, DDR
1975 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Exhibition at Expo 1975 in five cities in Japan, and apparently sponsored by the Takashimaya department store. This is a paperback edition, not hardback. Presumed first paperback printing. Believed printed and bound in Japan. This is a bilingual edition in Japanese and in German. Full-pictorial wrappers. 9.75 x 8 inches. 100 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with numerous color plates, some full-page. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners, except for a semi-bump to the uppercorners, quite minor. A lovely copy, clean and tight. Respectfully read and with the occasional English word in pencil appearing at footnotes. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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An Exceptionally Important Collection of Rare and Valuable Japanese Color Prints, the Property of Carl Schraubstadter, February 1921
11 An Exceptionally Important Collection of Rare and Valuable Japanese Color Prints, the Property of Carl Schraubstadter, February 1921
New York, New York, U.S.A. American Art Association 1921 First Edition Paperback Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
For a sale of February 10th, 11th & 12th, 1921. With prices realized noted in pencil in the margins. Foreward by Carl Schraubstadter. 9.75 x 6.75 inches. Plain beige wrappers with black-stamped lettering. Tiny paper losses at spine head and tail. Wrappers are age-yellowed and lightly soiled and with previous owner name and address on back wrapper. Text block remains sound although signatures are threatening to separate. With many unnumbered pages of text, listing in detail 931 lots offered for sale. Also 102 B&W plates, being reproductions of Japanese woodblock prints. Light foxing near the preliminaries. A number of notations in pencil throughout. Else a clean copy. A Good Plus copy. The sale is widely regarded as one of the most important sales of the first half of the 20th century of Japanese color prints. So listed at p. 10, The Evolution of Ukiyoé: The Artistic, Economic and Social Significance of Japanese Wood-Block Prints, by Takahashi Sei-Ichiro, 1955. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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An Exceptionally Important Collection of Rare and Valuable Japanese Color Prints, the Property of Carl Schraubstadter, First Sale, February 10th, 1921
12 An Exceptionally Important Collection of Rare and Valuable Japanese Color Prints, the Property of Carl Schraubstadter, First Sale, February 10th, 1921
New York, New York, U.S.A. American Art Galleries 1921 First Edition Paperback Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
For the first sale only, Thursday evening, February 10th, from a auction of February 10th, 11th & 12th, 1921. Includes Lot Nos. 1 to 238. 9.75 x 6.75 inches. Plain beige wrappers with black-stamped lettering. Wrappers are age-yellowed and with some pencil notations on back wrapper. Text block stapled together at bindery. With unnumbered pages of text, listing in detail 238 lots offered for sale. Also with XVIII B&W plates, being reproductions of Japanese woodblock prints. A fairly clean copy. A Good Plus copy. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans, with his initials in soft lead pencil to the back of the front wrapper. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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An Exhibit and Sale of the Melvin & Toyoko McGovern Collection of Important Netsuke
13 An Exhibit and Sale of the Melvin & Toyoko McGovern Collection of Important Netsuke
Seattle, WA Honeychurch Antiques 1989 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Printed and bound in Hong Kong. Attractive full-pictorial glossy paper wrappers, with crisp lettering and design, and with virtually no scuffing/rubbing. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 9.5 x 7 inches. With 76 numbered pages and with numerous B&W photo illus. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. Very gently read. No remainder marks. A Fine copy. The "prices realized" sheet is slipped in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades
14 An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades
New York, New York, U.S.A. C. T. Loo, Inc. 1950 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This exhibition was arranged for the Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, January 20 to March 1, 1950. Text in English, with no ancillary text in Chinese. NOT ex library. Printed and bound in NY. Beige cloth spine with crisp gilt-stamped lettering, and with turquoise paper hardboards with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and archaic design. 11 x 8.5 inches. A touch of bumping to the spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With unnumbered pages including text and full-page plates. Featuring 60 (LX) plates in monochrome, all on medium-weight, matte stock. All items illustrated in the plates are accompanied by detailed commentary and citations. No remainder marks. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. There is no DJ present. A Very Good Plus copy of a fairly scarce scholarly work on Chinese jades. 
Price: 495.00 USD
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An Exhibition of Chinese Stone Sculptures
15 An Exhibition of Chinese Stone Sculptures
New York C. T. Loo, Inc. 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This exhibition was arranged for the Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, January 20 to March 1, 1950. Text in English, with no ancillary text in Chinese. NOT ex library. Printed by the William Bradford Press, NY. Most inscription translations by Suchen Ho. Cinnamon cloth spine with crisp gilt-stamped lettering, and with brownish-bronze paper hardboards with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and archaic design. 11 x 8.5 inches. Just a hint of bumping to the spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With unnumbered pages including text and full-page plates. Featuring 35 (XXXV) plates in monochrome, all on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. All items illustrated in the plates are accompanied by detailed commentary and citations in the text section. No remainder marks. Very slight age yellowing arounfthe page edges, not at all into the text or the plates. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. There is no DJ present. A Very Good Plus copy of a fairly scarce scholarly work on Chinese stone sculptures. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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An Exhibition of the Sculpture of Greater India, a Fully Illustrated Catalogue
16 An Exhibition of the Sculpture of Greater India, a Fully Illustrated Catalogue
New York, New York, U.S.A. C. T. Loo, Inc. 1942 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Text in English. Printed and bound in NY. Tangerine-colored buckram spine with crisp gilt-stamped lettering, and with orange paper hardboards with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and archaic design. 11 x 8.5 inches. A touch of bumping to the spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With 72 numbered pages including double-page map, text and 69 monochrome plates, some full-page and all on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. All items illustrated in the plates are accompanied by detailed commentary and citations. No remainder marks. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. There is no DJ present. A Very Good Plus copy of a fairly scarce scholarly work on the sculpture of India and vicinity. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume I, Ebvracvm [Eburacum]
17 An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume I, Ebvracvm [Eburacum]
London, England Royal Commission on Historical Monuments 1962 First British Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First edition. Printed and bound in England. 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Olive drab buckram boards, and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. A bit of shelf rubbing at the very top and bottom edges. Textblock firmly bound in. T.E.G. With xlii and 168 numbered pages. Color frontispiece tipped in. With numerous full-page plates, mostly archival photos, in monochrome. All plates on glossy stock. Also with numerous B&W figures and drawings. Slipped in to the rear pocket is a pristine fold-out map showing the position of monuments and burials in Roman York. An immensely clean book, inside and out. Full-pictorial dust jacket is present. Not price-clipped. Chipping to the spine head and a cleanly repaired tear at the spine tail. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus dust jacket. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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Ancienne Collection Du Duc De Talleyrand, Dessins Italiens et Céramiques Européennes, 26 juin 2002
18 Ancienne Collection Du Duc De Talleyrand, Dessins Italiens et Céramiques Européennes, 26 juin 2002
Paris, France Christie's 2002 First Edition Paperback Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Christie's Sale No. 5029, Paris, France. This is a paperback edition, not hardback. Primary text in French, ancillary text in English. Gorgeous pictorial wrappers, with crisp lettering and illustration. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 10.5 x 8.25 inches. With 151 numbered pages and with numerous color plates on coated stock. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. A Fine copy. With "Prices Realized" laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels, Gilt Bronzes and Early Ceramics, 13 June - 14 July 1973
19 Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels, Gilt Bronzes and Early Ceramics, 13 June - 14 July 1973
London, England Eskenazi 1973 First Edition Paperback Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in the UK. Text in English. Pictorial wrappers. Unbumped spine head and tail. 11.75 x 8.25 inches. 102 numbered pages, with various featured bronze and ceramic art objects. Heavy coated stock with numerous plates, some in color. A very clean copy. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics. 23 March - 3 April 1999
20 Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics. 23 March - 3 April 1999
London, England Eskenazi 1999 1873609078 / 9781873609071 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A catalog of an exhibition in New York. Printed and bound in the UK. Text in English. Full-pictorial wrappers. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. 51 numbered pages, with various featured bronze and ceramic art objects. Heavy coated stock with numerous color plates. A clean copy. Gently read. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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