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Author Name    Koyama, Fujio; Pope, John

Title   Oriental Ceramics: the World's Great Collections, Vol. 12. the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Binding   Decorative Cloth

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Limited Edition

Edition   First Edition

Size   Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Publisher   Tokyo, Japan Kodansha International 1977

Seller ID   007413

This is a bilingual edition in English and in Japanese. This is Volume 12 from the deluxe first edition of the series. When the series was reissued this became Volume 11. Thus the present volume is the limited edition, not the standard edition. This is copy no. 260 of 300 copies only. Printed in Japan. Bound by Toppan Binding Company, Tokyo, with a gold-stamped stylized flower pattern motif from a Chinese celadon vase of the Sung Dynasty, on cloth specially woven for this edition. The cloth is a striated light ecru fabric. Also with crisp, gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The binding is immensely clean. 14.5 x 10.5 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With 315 numbered pages. (The reissue has 179 numbered pages.) With 95 color plates and 278 B&W plates, plus 34 B&W reference illustrations. (The reissue has 90 color plates and numerous monochrome plates.) Color plates printed in four-color letterpress. All color plates are full-page and tipped-in, and all are on heavy-weight, semi-glossy stock. No remainder marks. Very subtle vertical page ripple to the first 23 pages of text, hard to notice. An exceptionally clean copy. Either unread or very gently read. No DJ, as issued. Housed in a fabric-covered, heavy-duty clamshell box. The box in a turquoise and brown heather-like fabric. Crisp black-stamped lettering to the box with medium blue flower pattern motif. The distinctive hand-made box was made by Chobido Company, Tokyo. The clamshell box is exceptionally clean and sturdy, with very subtle fading near the edges. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine clamshell box. Scarce in any condition. Principally featured in this work are Chinese and Japanese ceramics but also represented are some Korean and Islamic ceramics.

Price = 950.00 USD


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