Title A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes Acquired during the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Edition First American Edition
Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Freer Gallery of Art 1946
Seller ID 007202
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.