Title Report of the Research of Antiquities of the National Museum of Korea, Vol. I: Two Old Silla Tombs, Ho-u Tomb and Silver Bell Tomb
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher Seoul, Korea Eul-yu Publishing. Co. 1948
Seller ID 007919
The series, Report of the Research of Antiquities of the National Museum of Korea, apparently consisted of five volumes published between 1948 and 1964. Primary text in Korean and secondary text in English. A paperback publication in simple printed beige wrappers. Further bound in neatly to a sturdy pamphlet binder of semi-stiff cloth backed pattered boards. Moderate bumping to the corners of the binder, not affecting the corners of the paperback book itself except that there is moderate bumping at the extreme lower right corner of the book, affecting the first several pages. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. , 31,  pp. With LIV plates from B&W photographs and facsimiles, the plates printed on semi-glossy off-white paper. Some of the plates are pull-out. Also with text drawings. A dedication appears in a neat blue ink hand on the title page, "Prof. Wolfram Eberhard with the Author's Compliments Seoul, Febr. 1949." Light age-toning to the text pages. Else a very clean copy. Rated Very Good. First Edition. Scarce in any condition. No previous auction records could be found. The highly accomplished and well-traveled Wolfram Eberhard [1909-1989] was a professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley focused on Western, Central and Eastern Asian societies. Chewon [Chae-W?n] Kim was director of the National Museum of Korea. He wrote extensively about the various arts of Korea, including ceramics, sculpture, gold, bronze and lacquer.