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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume I, Ebvracvm [Eburacum]
1 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 9" - 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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Archaeological Finds Han Tombs at Guangzhou and Hong Kong
2 Archaeological Finds Han Tombs at Guangzhou and Hong Kong
China Chinese University of Hong Kong 1983 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good Minus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is a bilingual edition in Chinese and in English. 11 x 8 inches. A paperback publication in pictorial wrappers. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners, except that there is a bump to the upper left corner of the front wrapper near the spine head. 261 numbered pages, with approximately 11 color plates and with numerous B&W photo illustrations. A clean and tidy copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. A Very Good Minus copy. Very scarce in any condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Fernando Gallego and His Workshop: The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo
3 Fernando Gallego and His Workshop: The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo
London, England Philip Wilson Publishers 2008 0856676519 / 9780856676512 First Edition Buckram Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in China. An English-language edition. Olive drab buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 11 x 10 inches. 360 numbered pages, with numerous color and duotone plates, all on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. Lovely full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Guang Xi Chutu; Cultural Relics Unearthed in Kwangsi Chuang Autonomous Region
4 Guang Xi Chutu; Cultural Relics Unearthed in Kwangsi Chuang Autonomous Region
China Wen wu chu ban She 1978 Presumed First Edition Cloth Very Good Minus No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This book is in Chinese, not in English. This is not a bilingual edition. A catalogue of ancient Chinese tomb relics and other unearthed relics. Presumed printed and bound in China. Green cloth binding, with gilt-stamped design and white-stamped lettering. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Hinges a little shaken but text bloxk remains firmly bound in. Approximately 13.75 x 10.25 inches. 6 pages of text, with 209 featured items, each with accompanying plate, including several full-page, full-color plates. Followed by 23 numbered pages of textual commentary and notes as to each featured item, and with drawings and map. A reasonably clean copy. Moderate shelf life. A Very Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Kinrei-zuka, Old Tomb at Kisarazu in the Province of Kazusa (Chiba Prefecture)
5 Kinrei-zuka, Old Tomb at Kisarazu in the Province of Kazusa (Chiba Prefecture)
Chiba, Japan The Chiba Prefectural Board of Education 1951 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is a bilingual edition in English and in Japanese, the principal text being in Japanese. Printed in Japan. medium gray cloth spine, with crisp, black-stamped lettering to the spine Ivory-colored paper hardboards, with black-stamped lettering front and back. The binding is generally clean. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. Moderately bumped spine tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With color frontispiece,162 numbered pages, XXXV full-page plates (Plates I, II & III are in color), plus iv and v pages. All color plates are full-page and on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. No remainder marks. The text pages are somewhat age-darkened. Else a clean copy. No DJ, [as issued?]. A Very Good Minus copy. This book is a study of an early Eighth Century tomb. "Generally speaking, the ancient tombs found in Japan are said to have been built during the period between the Third and Eighth Centuries... The cultural center in the ancient-tomb age was in Yamato and the present Tokyo district was remote from the center of cultural activity... The practices of burying valuable things in the tomb still persisted in the provinces for some time, even after they had been abandoned in the Yamato district following the advent of Buddhism." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Art of A Building: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 The Art of A Building: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 1997 0929764714 / 9780929764719 First Edition Cloth As New As New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Stated first edition. Presumed first printing. 10.5 x 10 inches. Brown linen-like cloth with gold lettering to the front board and to the spine. 74 pp. With numerous color illus. on heavy stock glossy paper. Publisher's stamp in neat ink to rear FEP, else fine. Unread. No remainder marks. Pictorial DJ, not price-clipped. DJ with fresh, new Brodart DJ protector. Somewhat rare. A study of the architecture and design of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Book of the Dead, with Twenty-five Illustrations
7 The Book of the Dead, with Twenty-five Illustrations
London, England The British Museum 1925 First Edition Pamphlet Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition, first printing of a popular booklet that was reissued several times over the years. Printed and bound in London for the British Museum. 9.5 x 6 inches. Ex-library with the usual ex-library markings. Plain blue wrappers with black-stamped lettering. The wrappers are soiled and age-faded. The wrappers are neatly reinforced along the spine with cloth-tape. With 43 numbered pages of text, and with 25 illustrations including monochrome plates, some full-page, and B&W line drawings. Apart from the ex-library markings, a clean interior and rated as a Good copy. A synopsis by the famed Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Cathedral City of Constantinople. Vol. 1: Constantinople - The Patriarchal Cathedrals. Vol. 2: Chalcedon - The Historic Bishopric of Bithynia.
8 The Cathedral City of Constantinople. Vol. 1: Constantinople - The Patriarchal Cathedrals. Vol. 2: Chalcedon - The Historic Bishopric of Bithynia.
Alimos, Greece Militos 1996 First Edition Buckram Near Fine No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This is a bilingual publication in Greek and in English. Complete in two volumes. One of an unstated limitation, probably not exceeding 1,000 copies. Printed and bound in Greece. Folio, 13.25 x 9.75 inches. As to each volume, handsome royal blue buckram binding, with image to the front board and crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine heads and tails, and with sharp corners. Text blocks firmly bound in. Lovely patterned pastedowns and FEPs. Vol. I with 63 numbered text pages, followed by numerous unnumbered pages of plates. Vol. I with 43 numbered text pages, followed by numerous unnumbered pages of plates. All plates in vivid color, with many full-page, and all on heavy, semi-glossy stock. Immensely clean inside and out, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No dust jackets, as issued. In the original custom box. The lidded box with royal blue paper over hardboards. The bottom corner of the box, formerly loose where the fore-edge meets the bottom-edge, has been deftly repaired with color-matched bindery cloth tape. The box remains quite serviceable and in any event has done an excellent job of preventing any harm to the two volumes. A Near Fine set of volumes in a Very Good box. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The Coloured Figurines in Yang Ling Mausoleum of Han in China
9 The Coloured Figurines in Yang Ling Mausoleum of Han in China
China Shaanxi Travel & Tourism Press 1992 0754180508 First Edition Paperback Very Good Plus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Stated first printing, first edition of the paperback edition. A bilingual edition in Chinese and English. Printed and bound in China. Approximately 11.25 x 8.75 inches. Pictorial glossy paper wrappers. With 125 numbered pages and with numerous color plates, all on semi-glossy heavy stock. A very clean copy, and rather tight. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Dyson Perrins Collection Part III, Catalogue of Fifty-nine Illumionated Manuscripts
10 The Dyson Perrins Collection Part III, Catalogue of Fifty-nine Illumionated Manuscripts
London, England Sotheby & Co. 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Minus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A catalog of items from an auction of November 29, 1960. Printed and bound in England. 11 x 8.25 inches. Light olive green paper hardboards, with black-stamped lettering and design to the spine and boards. Moderately bumped spine tail. With 137 numbered pages of text interleaved with 6 full-page, full-color plates (A through F) and with 64 full-page B&W plates at the rear. Very clean inside and out. A Very Good Minus copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Tunhuang Painted Sculptures
11 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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The Life of Gauthama Buddha, Abhayarathna, D. H. S.
12 Abhayarathna, D. H. S. The Life of Gauthama Buddha
Colombo, Ceylon [Sri Lanka] 1901 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Abhayarathna, D. H. S. 
With the exception of the first title page and the captions to the plates this book is entirely in Sinhalese. Charcoal-color buckram spine with marbled paper hardboards in shades of purple, ocher and charcoal. The front gutter of the spine is splitting almost three inches from the top. Moderate wear along the edges of the boards. Text block has detached from the underside of the spine but remains attached to the rear board, however tenuously. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Top, fore- and bottom edges with speckled red decoration. 149 numbered pages. Most pages with little evidence of age-toning except that pastedowns and opposite FEPs are rather toned. With 15 full-page monochrome plates in tints of various colors. Also with one full-page full-color plate, with tissue guard. This copy rated in Good condition. Scarce in any condition. This book was reissued in 1911 by the Vidyadarsa Press, Colombo. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Notre-Dame de Paris, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
13 Alain Erlande-Brandenburg Notre-Dame de Paris
New York, New York, U.S.A. Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 1999 0810981793 / 9780810981799 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus Near Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Translated from the French. First American edition. The original edition of this work was published in France in 1997. Printed and bound in France. Dark blue paper hardboard binding, with crisp ivory-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 14.25 x 11 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 256 numbered pages, and with 262 illustrations, some full page or double-page, including 138 full-color plates and 21 line drawings, all on heavy coated stock. A very clean volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and lightly rubbed. A Very Good Plus copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Notre-Dame de Paris, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
14 Alain Erlande-Brandenburg Notre-Dame de Paris
New York, New York, U.S.A. Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 1999 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Translated from the French. First American edition. The original edition of this work was published in France in 1997. Printed and bound in France. Dark blue paper hardboard binding, with crisp ivory-stamped lettering to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 14.25 x 11 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 256 numbered pages, and with 262 illustrations, some full page or double-page, including 138 full-color plates and 21 line drawings, all on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and virtually rubbed. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Ori E Argenti: Tesori Sacri Nel Sudtirolo, Dal Medioevo Alla Secolarizzazione Catalogo Della Mostra, Museo Diocesano, Palazzo Vescovile, Bressanone, 5 Luglio-31 Ottobre 2003, Andergassen, Leo;Museo diocesano (Bressanone, Italy)
15 Andergassen, Leo;Museo diocesano (Bressanone, Italy) Ori E Argenti: Tesori Sacri Nel Sudtirolo, Dal Medioevo Alla Secolarizzazione Catalogo Della Mostra, Museo Diocesano, Palazzo Vescovile, Bressanone, 5 Luglio-31 Ottobre 2003
Museo Diocesano Bressanone 2003 8888570039 / 9788888570037 First Paperback Edition Paperback Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is a paperback edition, not hardback. Printed and bound in Italy. Text is in Italian, not in English. Handsome full-pictorial European wrappers. 11 x 8.25 inches. Approximately 215 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with numerous color plates, many full-page. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An exceptional copy, very clean and tight. Either unread or very gently read. A Near Fine copy. Scarce in any condition. Si tratta di una edizione economica, non rilegato. Stampato in Italia. Il testo in italiano, non in inglese. 11 x 8,25 pollici. Circa 215 pagine numerate. Carta patinata pesante, con numerose tavole a colori, molte a piena pagina. Buona testa della colonna vertebrale e la coda, con spigoli vivi. Una copia eccezionale, molto pulito e stretto. In entrambi i casi non letto o letto molto delicatamente. Una copia in ottime condizione. Difficile trovare. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Buddhist Art in its Relation to Buddhist Ideals with Special Reference to Buddhism in Japan, Anesaki, M.
16 Anesaki, M. Buddhist Art in its Relation to Buddhist Ideals with Special Reference to Buddhism in Japan
Boston, MA, U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin 1915 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Published November 1915. Consists of four lectures given at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, plus numerous illustrations. Author's preface dated May 1914. Printed and bound at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, MA. Dark red buckram spine, with paper title label to spine head, and with medium brown Japan-paper hardboards. Spine head and tail are moderately bumped and are very rubbed. Corners are significantly bumped, with some losses of the over-paper. Volume is slightly shaken although text block firmly bound in. 11.75 x 8.75 inches. With xv and 73 numbered pages of text, interspersed with XLVII full-page plates on semi-glossy stock. Plate I is in color and is fold-out. Remaining plates are in B&W and with at least one double-page plate. Some plates with tissue guards. Contents generally very clean. A Good Minus copy. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Buddhist Art in its Relation to Buddhist Ideals with Special Reference to Buddhism in Japan, Anesaki, M.
17 Anesaki, M. Buddhist Art in its Relation to Buddhist Ideals with Special Reference to Buddhism in Japan
Boston, MA, U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin 1915 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Published November 1915. Consists of four lectures given at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, plus numerous illustrations. Author's preface dated May 1914. Printed and bound at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, MA. Dark red buckram spine, with paper title label to spine head, and with medium brown Japan-paper hardboards. Spine head and tail are gently bumped. Corners are gently bumped. Text block firmly bound in. 11.75 x 8.75 inches. With xv and 73 numbered pages of text, interspersed with XLVII full-page plates on semi-glossy stock. Plate I is in color and is fold-out. Remaining plates are in B&W and with at least one double-page plate. Contents generally very clean. A Good Plus copy. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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The Hadda Excavations: Stupa and Sites; Text and Drawings, Barthoux, Dr. Jules J.
18 Barthoux, Dr. Jules J. The Hadda Excavations: Stupa and Sites; Text and Drawings
Bangkok, Thailand SDI Publications 2006 1878529412 / 9781878529411 First Edition Thus Leatherette Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Stated second edition, limited to 999 copies. Printed and bound in Thailand. Handsome blue leatherette binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. xii, 208 and 20 numbered pages of text. Plus 112 B&W plates on heavy coated stock, many full-page. Plus fold-out site elevations/drawings. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Certainly unread. No dust jacket [as issued?]. A Fine copy. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Giotto, Le storie francescane ad Assisi, Basile, Giuseppe
19 Basile, Giuseppe Giotto, Le storie francescane ad Assisi
Milano, Italia Electa Editrice 1997 First Italian Edition Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Da: Tessori d'Arte, periodico bimestrale, anno 1, n. 1. Prima stampa della prima edizione italiana, 1997. Stampato in Italia. Questa non una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano, non in inglese. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian, not in English. First printing of the first Italian edition. Printed and bound in Italy. The book is bound in glossy paper hardboards, with crisp white-stamped lettering to the spine. 11.25 x 9.75 inches. With 130 numbered pages, with numerous full-page color plates on heavy coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. A few trivial scratches to the rear board. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Very gently read. Just a touch of shelf life. No dust jacket, [as issued?]. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Bingling Temple (Chinese grotto sculpture essence) (Chinese Edition), Ben She
20 Ben She Bingling Temple (Chinese grotto sculpture essence) (Chinese Edition)
China Chongqing Pub. 1998 7536637748 / 9787536637740 Presumed First Edition Pamphlet Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Presumed later printing of the first paperback edition. Printed and bound in China. All text in Chinese. A pamphlet with pictorial wrappers. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with fairly sharp corners. 11.25 x 8.25 inches. Several unnumbered pages, with full-page color plates on coated stock. Very lightly soiled wrappers, else a very clean copy. Gently read. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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