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The Works of Takenaka: Light and Form
141 The Works of Takenaka: Light and Form
Tokyo, Japan Ryutaro Adachi 1989 4763089064 / 9784763089069 First Edition Decorative Boards Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Murai, Osamu 
Published February 28, 1989. True first edition. Bilingual edition in English and Japanese. Presumed first English language edition. Large 4to., 12 x 8.5 inches. Unnumbered pages, including 110 full-page B&W photo plates by Osamu Murai on medium-heavy coated stock. The photos depict buildings and building details designed by the architectural firm of Takenaka. Decorative boards in shades of black, white and gray. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. In black ink in a very neat hand on the half title page is a gift inscription from, apparently, a Takenaka staff member. Else an immaculate copy. No DJ, as issued. In a matching slip case, the slip case also bearing a gift inscription. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good slip case. This book is scarce in any condition. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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The World's Great Collections, Oriental Ceramics, Musée Guimet, Paris
142 The World's Great Collections, Oriental Ceramics, Musée Guimet, Paris
Tokyo, Japan Kodansha International 1981 0870114468 / 9780870114465 First Edition Thus Cloth Near Fine Near Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This is Volume 7 from the series. This is the standard edition, not the limited edition. Primary text in English, with ancillary text in Japanese. Printed and bound in Japan. Gorgeous heather turquoise cloth binding, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. 14.5 x 10.25 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 179 numbered pages, with 99 color plates and numerous monochrome plates, some full-page, all on heavy-weight semi-glossy stock. No remainder marks. Trivial sunning to the spine. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. No DJ, as issued. Housed in a full-pictorial, paper-covered, heavy-duty cardboard slipcase. The slipcase is exceptionally clean and sturdy. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine slipcase. 
Price: 222.00 USD
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Timeless and Translucent: The Harold E. Stack Collection of Chinese Jades
143 Timeless and Translucent: The Harold E. Stack Collection of Chinese Jades
Hong Kong Bonhams 2012 First Edition Hard Cover As New No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is an auction catalog, Sale No. 20826, Bonhams Hong Kong, 24 November 2012. This is a fully bilingual edition in Chinese and in English. 103 numbered pages plus several unnumbered pages. Several pages of introductory commentary and with color illustrations throughout, mostly full-page. 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Illustrated glossy paper covered hardboards, with white-stamped lettering to the boards and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail and with sharp corners. An immensely clean copy, inside and out. No DJ, as issued. An As New book, certainly unread. The sale featured Chinese jades from the collection of Harold E. Stack. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Tokubetsuten Beikoku nidai bijutsukan shozo Chugoku no Kaiga; Special Exhibition Chinese Painting from two American Museums
144 Tokubetsuten Beikoku nidai bijutsukan shozo Chugoku no Kaiga; Special Exhibition Chinese Painting from two American Museums
Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan 1982 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is a bilingual publilcation in Japanese and in English. It is the catalogue for Special Exhibition Chinese Painting from two American Museums, held at the Tokyo National Museum from 5 October to 17 November 1982. Published in 1982 [Showa 57]. Red-on-red plain paper wrappers with crisp black-stamped lettering in English and in Japanese. 10 x 7.25 inches. With 388 numbered pages, including numerous appendices and index pages. With many dozens of painting reproductions, including several in color, all on semi-glossy stock. A very clean book. Gently read and still rather tight. Rated a Very Good copy. Very scarce in any condition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Traditional Chinese Dwellings of Shanxi; Family Houses in the Huizhou Style in Southern Anhui; Old Houses Owned By Ordinary People, Changjiang River;
145 Traditional Chinese Dwellings of Shanxi; Family Houses in the Huizhou Style in Southern Anhui; Old Houses Owned By Ordinary People, Changjiang River;
China Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House 1995 Presumed First Edition Buckram Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Nine volumes: Traditional Chinese Dwellings of Shanxi, Vols. 1 & 2; Lao Fang Zi Shan Xi Min Ju. Family Houses in the Huizhou Style in Southern Anhui, Vols. 1 & 2; Lao Fang Zi Wan Nan Hui Pai Min Ju. Old Houses Owned By Ordinary People, Changjiang River; Lao Fang Zi Jiang Man Shui Xiang Min Ju. Traditional Chinese Dwellings of Fujian, Vols. 1 & 2; Lao Fang Zi Fujian Min Ju. Timbered Structures of the Dong Minority Nationality; Lao Fang Zi Dongzu Mulou. Overhanging Houses of the Tujia Nationality; Lao Fang Zi Tujia Diao Jaolou. This is a bilingual edition in Chinese and in English. Printed and bound in China. Published in the 1990s. Black buckram hardboard bindings, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering. 8.5 x 6 inches. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails, with fairly sharp corners. Regarding Overhanging Houses of the Tujia Nationality, note that the textblock is starting to separate from the binding near the rear hinge. Each volume with several pages of Chinese text and with many unnumbered pages of B&W archival photo illustrations on coated stock. Volumes are generally very clean and tight, with moderate shelf life. Gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely pictorial DJs, unclipped, with moderate rubbing and scant edge wear. Very Good copies in Very Good DJs. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Treasures of Chinese Glass Work Shops
146 Treasures of Chinese Glass Work Shops
Winter Park, FL Asiantiques 1997 1875529242 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing. Printed and bound in the European Community. Text in English, not in Chinese. Glossy pictorial paper over hardboards. 10.75 x 8.5 inches. 79 pages. Heavy coated glossy stock with numerous color plates. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ and a 2 inch tear on the rear wrapper. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. This book presents a selection of Chinese Qing Dynasty glass in the Gadient collection. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Treasures of Islam
147 Treasures of Islam
London, England Sotheby's/Philip Wilson Publishers 1985 0856671967 / 9780856671968 First British Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in Belgium. Deep blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and the spine. 12 x 9.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 400 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with illustrations of nearly 400 objects and 200 coins, including hundreds of stunning color plates. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Faint spotting at the upper and lower edges of the pastedowns, else an exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. A very heavy book. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Treasures of the Late Chosun Dynasty, 1700-1910, Choson Hugi Kukpojon Widaehan Munhwa Yusan Ul Ch'ajaso
148 Treasures of the Late Chosun Dynasty, 1700-1910, Choson Hugi Kukpojon Widaehan Munhwa Yusan Ul Ch'ajaso
Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Ho-Am Art Gallery 1998 Presumed First Edition Paperback Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Distributed by Panmun Book Co. This books is bilingual: primary text in Koream secondary text in English. This is a paperback edition, not hardback. Presumed first paperback printing. Printed and bound in South Korea. Illustrated wrappers. 11.5 x 8.75 inches. 255 numbered pages, with 179 color plates on glossy stock. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Spine is evenly sun-faded. Very light wear to the wrappers. Exceptionally clean inside and out. Gently read and still rather tight. A Very Good Minus copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Treasures of the Shosoin: The Middle, South and North Sections [3 volumes]
149 Treasures of the Shosoin: The Middle, South and North Sections [3 volumes]
Tokyo, Japan Asahi Shimbun Publishing Company 1960 Cloth Near Fine Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Complete in three volumes of tipped-in color plates, each with accompanying text booklet. A bilingual publication, the plate volumes with principal text in Japanese and secondary text in English. The text volumes with full text in both English and Japanese. Published serially between 1960 and 1962. Size is 39 x 29.5 cm. (15.5 x 11.75 inches). The plate volumes are bound in beige heather cloth, with crisp gilt-stamped Japanese characters to the front boards and to the spines. The South Section plate volume with 119 numbered plates, the Middle Section plate volume with 130 numbered plates, and the North Section plate volume with 125 numbered plates. The three text volumes are in wrappers. Each text volume and accompanying plate volume set in a drop-back box, thus a total of three boxes. Presumed first and only printing of this deluxe edition. (Later reprinted in condensed trade editions.) Printed and bound in Japan. All illustrations in the plate volumes are tipped in on heavy stock. Virtually all plates are in color. As to all volumes, unbumped spine heads and tails, with sharp corners. A very clean set of books, and each volume is rather tight. No remainder marks. Very gently read. No DJs to the plate volumes, as issued. Moderate page waviness along the fore edge to all three plate volumes, quite minor. An immensely clean and attractive set of 3 plate volumes and 3 text volumes. In the original custom-made drop-back boxes, charcoal gray cloth over heavy cardboard, and with near pristine paper labels to the fronts and spines. Lightest soiling to the box exteriors. Near Fine volumes in Very Good Plus boxes. Very scarce in any condition. The antiquities at the treasure house that belongs to To-dai-ji, Nara, Japan, artifacts connected to Emperor Shomu (701-756) and Empress Komyo (701-760), as well as arts and crafts of the Tempyo period of Japanese history. 
Price: 2750.00 USD
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Tunhuang Painted Sculptures
150 Tunhuang Painted Sculptures
Beijing, China 1978 Presumed First Edition Cloth Very Good Plus Very Good Minus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
The text is entirely in Chinese. Note, however, that included is detailed 6-page prospectus in English. The book is bound in nubby beige cloth, with crisp brown-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. 14 x 10.5 inches. With 14 numbered pages of text, followed by 85 stunning full-color, full-page plates, all on heavy coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. A very clean copy, and rather tight. No remainder marks. Very gently read. The pictorial DJ with chipping to the head and tail, and with moderate curling to the top and bottom edges. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Twenty Five Years, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Gilt bronzes, Inlaid Bronzes, Silver, Jades, Ceramics
151 Twenty Five Years, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Gilt bronzes, Inlaid Bronzes, Silver, Jades, Ceramics
London, England Eskenazi 1985 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first UK edition. Printed and bound in the UK. Primary text in English, and with secondary text in Chinese. Ecru paper hardboard binding, with crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Slightly bumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. 76 numbered pages, with 28 featured art objects. Heavy coated stock with numerous color plates, many full-page, B&W figures, and a map. An immensely clean copy, and very tight. Gently read. Lovely full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Two hundred and Twenty-one Japanese Prints
152 Two hundred and Twenty-one Japanese Prints
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Anderson Galleries 1921 First Edition Pamphlet Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Sale no. 1547 of The Anderson Galleries, January 7th, 1921. With prices realized noted in pencil in the margins. 9 x 6 inches. Plain beige wrappers with black-stamped lettering. The back wrapper is creased and is starting to detach. With 36 numbered pages of text, listing in detail 221 lots offered for sale. With four pages of monochrome plates depicting various Japanese woodblock prints. A fairly clean copy and rated as a Good copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Ukiyo-e, The Floating World, illustrated by twenty-eight rare examples of Japanese woodblock prints by seventeen great masters of the art
153 Ukiyo-e, The Floating World, illustrated by twenty-eight rare examples of Japanese woodblock prints by seventeen great masters of the art
San Francisco, CA The Book Club of California 1962 First Edition Decorative Boards Fine Near Fine Limited Edition Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
400 copies of this book were produced by The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco. Issued November 1962. Quarter black buckram, with light brown and beige Japan paper boards with an original geometric design, and with a complementary paper label in like colors to the spine. 15.25 x 10.25 inches. The binding is in superb condition, with the merest hint of age fading along the very edges of the unbumped spine head and tail. All corners sharp. Deckled fore- and bottom edges to a handsome effect. Unnumbered pages featuring a title page, colophon page, preface, 28 pages of full-color, full-page prints, and 28 respective commentaries. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. The unprinted plain red DJ is lightly sunned; it has done its job and protected the book binding very well. The DJ protected by a new Brodart dust cover. No slipcase. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. This book completes the series of three volumes from the Collection of Edwin and Marjorie Grabhorn. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Voyages of Discovery, In Conversation: Fifteen Works by Chu Teh-Chun and Zao Wou-Ki from a Private Portuguese Collection; A Connoisseur's Choice: Imperial Masterworks from a Private Portuguese Collection
154 Voyages of Discovery, In Conversation: Fifteen Works by Chu Teh-Chun and Zao Wou-Ki from a Private Portuguese Collection; A Connoisseur's Choice: Imperial Masterworks from a Private Portuguese Collection
Hong Kong Bonhams 2012 First Edition Hard Cover As New No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is a two-volume companion set of auction catalogs, Sale Nos. 20392 and 20393, Bonhams Hong Kong, 27 May 2012. This is a fully bilingual edition in Chinese and in English. 109 pages and 90 pages, respectively. Several pages of introductory commentary and with color illustrations throughout, many full-page. 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Buckram binding in turquoise and light oxblood, with white-stamped lettering to the front boards and to the spines. Unbumped spine heads and tails and with sharp corners. An immensely clean set of two volumes, inside and out. No DJs, as issued. An As New set, certainly unread. The sale featured Chinese works of art from a private Portuguese collection. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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World Ceramics: The J.W.N. van Achterbergh Collection
155 World Ceramics: The J.W.N. van Achterbergh Collection
Amsterdam Christie's 2005 First Edition Paperback Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
An auction catalog for 1 November 2005. Produced and printed in Great Britain. Full-pictorial wrappers. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. 10.5 x 8.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 82 numbered pages, and with numerous color illustrations, some full page and all on coated stock. A very clean volume, and fairly tight. No remainder marks. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Woven Jewels: Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections
156 Woven Jewels: Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections
Pasadena, CA Pacific Asia Museum 1992 First Paperback Edition Paperback Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Stated first edition. Printed and bound in Hong Kong. Clean full-pictorial wrappers with very light rubbing front and back. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Slight edge curl at the corners of the wrappers, trivial. 11 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 95 numbered pages, and with 120 color illustrations on medium-weight coated stock. A very clean volume, and still rather tight. No remainder marks. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Yunnan jinning shizhaishan gumuqun fajue baogao; Discovery Report of the Mass Grave from Yunnan Jinning Shizhai Mountain
157 Yunnan jinning shizhaishan gumuqun fajue baogao; Discovery Report of the Mass Grave from Yunnan Jinning Shizhai Mountain
Beijing, China Wen wu chu ban She 1959 Presumed First Edition Cloth Very Good Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This volume is in Chinese, not in English. Large folio, 14.5 x 10.25 inches. Bound in beige silk-like cloth, with archaic design stamped in greens and black to the front board and with green lettering to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head, and with all corners gently bumped. Text block firmly bound in. Attractive pictorial pastedowns; light offsetting to the opposite FEPs. 126 numbered pages, and with many monochrome plates, including one large fold-out plate. The plates show many bronze and pottery objects unearthed at the group burial site. All plates on heavy, matte, non-glossy stock. Olive green dust jacket with gold-stamped Chinese characters and also with dark green image of a relic. The dust jacket with much rubbing and some edge wear. On the whole the book is very clean, inside and out. On the rear endpaper there is a very tiny stamp from a bookseller, The House of Sung. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy in a Good DJ. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Yunnan jinning shizhaishan gumuqun fajue baogao; Discovery Report of the Mass Grave from Yunnan Jinning Shizhai Mountain
158 Yunnan jinning shizhaishan gumuqun fajue baogao; Discovery Report of the Mass Grave from Yunnan Jinning Shizhai Mountain
Beijing, China Wen wu chu ban She 1959 Presumed First Edition Cloth Very Good Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This volume is in Chinese, not in English. Large folio, 14.5 x 10.25 inches. Bound in beige silk-like cloth, with archaic design stamped in greens and black to the front board and with green lettering to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head, and with all corners gently bumped. Text block firmly bound in. Attractive pictorial pastedowns; light offsetting to the opposite FEPs. 126 numbered pages, and with many monochrome plates, including one large fold-out plate. The plates show many bronze and pottery objects unearthed at the group burial site. All plates on heavy, matte, non-glossy stock. Olive green dust jacket with gold-stamped Chinese characters and also with dark green image of a relic. The dust jacket with much rubbing and some edge wear. On the whole the book is very clean, inside and out. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy in a Good DJ. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Zhongguo Gu Qing Tong Qi; A Selection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes
159 Zhongguo Gu Qing Tong Qi; A Selection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes
Wen wu chu ban She 1976 First Paperback Edition Paperback Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This book is in Chinese, not in English. This is not a bilingual edition. A catalogue of ancient Chinese bronzes. Presumed printed and bound in China. Approximately 10 x 9.25 inches. Illustrated front wrapper of archaic design. This book with 96 featured items, and includes 12 full-color full-page plates as well as numerous B&W plates. Followed by 35 unnumbered pages of textual commentary and notes as to each featured item. Head and tail of spine are bumped. A reasonably clean copy. Moderate shelf life. A Good copy. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Zhongguo li dai hui hua : Gu gong bo wu yuan cang hua ji. I Dongjin Sui Tang Wudai Bufen, Chinese Painting, Eastern Jin, Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties, Vol. I
160 Zhongguo li dai hui hua : Gu gong bo wu yuan cang hua ji. I Dongjin Sui Tang Wudai Bufen, Chinese Painting, Eastern Jin, Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties, Vol. I
Beijing, China Renmin Meishu 1978 Presumed First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good Minus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This book is written in Chinese. There is no English text. Volume 1 of an 8-volume set, Chinese Paintings Throughout History: The Palace Museum Collection. Volume I showcases Chinese painting from the Eastern Jin, Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties in the Palace Museum Collection. Later edition. May have been originally published in 1959 in Beijing by the People's Fine Arts Publishing House. Printed and bound in China. Olive-drab cloth hardboard binding, with crisp blind-stamped lettering to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Large folio, 15 x 13 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Attractive patterned pastedowns and FEPs. With 100 numbered pages of color plates featuring 19 paintings, including a large fold-out plate on p. 71, and with 18 numbered pages of text commentary about the plates. An exceptionally clean volume, inside and out, and quite tight. Very gently read. With a pictorial dust jacket, the jacket bumped at the spine tail and quite rubbed along all edges. In a light-duty cardboard pictorial slipcase, the slipcase with moderate scuffing and marks on the reverse side. A Near Fine volume in a Very Good Minus dust jacket in a Very Good slipcase. Very scarce in any condition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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