Title 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
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition Very Good Minus
Edition Presumed First Edition
Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher Beijing, China Renmin Meishu 1978
Seller ID 007136
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.