Title Four Monks of the Late Ming: Chien-chiang, Shih-ch'i, Shih-t'ao, Pa-ta-shan-jen
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Near Fine
Edition First Edition
Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher Taipei, Republic of China National Museum of History 1978
Seller ID 006812
This is a bilingual edition; principal text is in Chinese and secondary text is in English. First edition, presumed first printing, 1978. Printed and bound in Taiwan. Light gray buckram hardboard binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 15 x 10.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 216 numbered pages, and with 88 plates, as called for, all full-page and almost all full-color, on heavy-weight coated stock. Fore-edge lightly foxed, almost not at all on to the pages themselves. Else a very clean volume. Gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and virtually unrubbed. The pictorial DJ protected by the original clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good copy in a Near Fine DJ. Four monk-artists of the Late Ming are profiled: Chien-chiang, Shih-ch'i, Shih-t'ao, and Pa-ta-shan-jen.