British Museum Book- The Terracotta Warriors
Published price £9.99. Our price £5.00.
This is a small yet well-produced book, more a picture book than anything, and is a good introduction to the subject of the First Emperor of China and The Terracotta Warriors. There are many fine close-up photos of individual soldiers from the Terracotta Army, as well as some other photos. Basic background information is also given.
Hardback with a paper jacket. Size 16 x 19 cm. 96 printed pages...
Book: Origins of Thai Art
Published price £22.50. Our price £8.50
This books covers the origins and history of Thai art from Neolithic times (c. 2300 BC) up to the 13th century AD. See our images for more information.
Cloth bound hardback with a paper jacket. Size 26 x 23.5 cm. 196 printed pages...
Otafuku: Joy of Japan, bu Amy Katoh. 2005, Tuttle. 192 pages. Condition=New. In English & Japanese.
"Amy Katoh explores the colorful world of Otafuku. Katoh traces Otafuku's roots and folk beginnings, showing her many delightful aspects and providing a magical glimpse into this charming and little-known corner of Japanese culture that is sure to enchant readers...
"The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty" by Soetsu Yanagi, Foreward by Shoji Hamada, adapted by Bernard Leach. 1973 second printing, Kodansha. Hand-laid paper bound hard cover wit original plastic dust jacket. Book condition - New, small tear (4 cm) on plastic cover. 12 Color and 64 B/W plates. The "bible" of Folk Craft Theory (Mingei Biron) in English.
"This book challenges the conventional ideas of art and beauty...
"Shigaraki: Potter's Valley" by Louise Allison Cort. 1981 second printing. Clothbound hard cover with original dust jacket. Condition - New. 428 pages, 52 full color photographs and more than 300 B/W photos encompassing both the great variety of Shigaraki wares and the techniques and processes still in use today.
Louise Allison Cort, formerly assistant curator of Oriental Art at the Fogg Museum, is a craft historian and the recognized Western authority on Shigaraki ware...
"Karatsu Ware: A Tradition of Diversity" by Johanna Becker, O.S.B. 1986 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hard Cover with original dust cover. Condition - New. 220 pages57 color and 179 B/W plates, illustrations, map, kiln list, and glossary.
"Here, for the first time in English, a noted scholars examines this famous and important pottery and its tradition, throwing light on the diversity of Karatsu forms and glaze effects...
"Hamada Potter" by Bernard Leach. 1975 First Edition, Kodansha. Hadmade paper bound hard cover with original plastic dust cover. The book is bound with hand-laid paper from Fukui Prefecture coated with pine resin sizing. The titling on the cover and spine was silk-screened with natural Japanese lacquer by Wajima Craft, with the held of the lacquer artists Keisuke Ichinaka and Isaburou Kado. The image is Hamada's signature broken sugar cane motif which adorned so many of his pots...
"A Potter's Work" by Bernard Leach. 1967 First Edition, Kodansha...
"The Art of Rosanjin" by Sidney Cardozo and Masaaki Hirano. 1987 First Edition, Kodansha. Hard cover with original plastic dust jacket. Condition - New. 163 pages. Includes numerous color and B/W plates, illustrations, and writings of Rosanjin's works and essays.
"Genius walks hand in hand with eccentricity. Rosanjin had both and more. Well after his death, his art and, equally important, his writings on art and life provide inspiration and sustenance for the art lover, aspiring artist, and s...
"Yoshitoshi: The Splendid Decadent. The Last Master of Ukiyo-e" by Shinichi Sehi, translated by Alfred Birmbaum.
1985 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition - New. 157 pages, over 60 color plates and 80 B/W prints.
"That Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was an artist of rare talent can hardly be disputed. That he was, moreover, the last great master of Ukiyo-e prints is becoming more widely recognized. Yet this recognition has come on the face of a dearth ...
"Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing. Tradition, Techniques, Innovation." By Yoshiko Wada, Mary Kellogg Rice, Jane Barton. 1983 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition-New. 303 pages, 104 color and 298 B/W plates and illustrations.
"A photographic Gallery of Shibori Examples, based on Japan's largest collection of traditional shibori fabrics. Included also are a detailed guide to basic natural dyes used in Japan, the making...
"Tsujigahana: The Flower of Japanese Textile Art" by Toshiko Ito. 1985 First Edition. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition-New. 202 pages, numerous color plates.
"In this book, not only is the beauty of tsujigahana spectacularly reproduced for those making their first acquaintance with the subject, but a Japanese scholar at the leading edge of research casts a penetrating light on te background, technique, and chronology of the art."
"Kosode: 16th-19th Century Textiles from the Nomura Collection" by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum, with essays by Monica Bethe and Margot Paul, edited by Naomi Noble Richard and Margot Paul. 1984 First Edition, Japan Society and Kodansha. Clothbound Harcover with original dust jacket. Condition - new. 234 pages.
"Rare and early kosode of the 16th and 17th centuries, known to have adorned some of the most resplendent personages of that age, lend particular distinction to this collection. The textile...
"Kaiseki: Zen Tastes in Japanese Cooking" by Kaichi Tsuji. 1972 First Edition, Kodansha. 207 pages. COlor & B/W plates, plus original wood block prints by Masakazu Kuwata. Introduction by Soshitsu Sen (grandmaster of Urasenke School of Chanoyu,) Foreward by Nobel Prize novelist Yasunari Kawabata. Clothbund Hardvover. Book Condition-New, but 2 cm tear on original paper dust jacket.
"The harmony, repose, and rhythm that one senses in the mood of the tearoom have their palatable echos in every...
"The Genius of Japanese Design" by Sherman Lee. 1981 First Edition, Kodansha. 203 pages. Condition: New. 32 color plates, 800 B/W plaes, including 15 pages of Japanese family crests. "A superb introduction to Japanese art by one of the foremost authorities in the field. A brilliant analysis of the unique features of Japanese design and motif as represented in more than 1,500 illustrations. Valuable for the artist, designer, and art historian." Sherman E. Lee, Director of the Cleveland Museum of ...
"The Genius of Japanese Design" by Sherman Lee. 1983 second printing, Kodansha. Condition-New. 203 pages. 32 color plates, 800 B/W plaes, including 15 pages of Japanese family crests.
"A superb introduction to Japanese art by one of the foremost authorities in the field. A brilliant analysis of the unique features of Japanese design and motif as represented in more than 1,500 illustrations. Valuable for the artist, designer, and art historian."
Sherman E. Lee, Director of the Cleveland Museum...
"Tezukuri no Bi: Okinawa Kurashi to Mingu" ("Handmade Beauty: Okinawa Life and Crafts") in Japanese, 1972. Condition-very good. Soft bound with original dust jacket. 160 pages with 148 B/W photos, plus essays on Okinawan life and craft. Illustrations and descriptions include: baskets, pottery, textiles, farming tools, furniture, architecture, and even handmade karate weapons.
"Furo: The Japanese Bath" by Peter Grilli & Dana Levy. First Edition, 1985, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. "New" condition. 191 pages. With forward by Isamu Noguchi. Color and B/W photos.
Chapters: The Spirit of the Bath, The History of Bathing, Public Baths, Onsen: The Hot Spring Bath, The Domestic Bath, A Guide to Hot Springs.
"Discover the traditions and thinking of a land that has made bathing into a sensual art and a national pastime, and let its wisdom be ...
Good bronze coin from the Yapahuwa Kingdom, King Buwanekabahu reign circa 1273-1285 CE, Sri Lanka. Cool coin, sort of looks like one of those artifacts proving that we have been visited by aliens. Free shipping via unregistered Hong Kong Airmail in an envelope.
If you are interested in learning about Dragon Robes, Theatrical Costumes, and Imperial Silk Workshops, then this is your book!
"Chinese Dress" was written by curator Verity Wilson, of the Albert Museum of Chinese Textiles.
Verity Wilson worked for 25 years as a Research Assistant in the Far Eastern Department at the Victorian and Albert Museum, specializing in the history of East Asian dress traditions and technologies, subjects on which she has lectured and written extensively.
If you are interested in learning about Dragon Robes, Theatrical Costumes, and Imperial Silk Workshops, then this is your book! "Chinese Dress" was written by curator Verity Wilson, of the Albert Museum of Chinese Textiles. Verity Wilson worked for 25 years as a Research Assistant in the Far Eastern Department at the Victorian and Albert Museum, specializing in the history of East Asian dress traditions and technologies, subjects on which she has lectured and written extensively.
A Martin Gordon Inc. soft cover catalog for the auction held at the Hotel St. Moritz (NYC) on May 9 & 10, 1977. Black and white photos feature almost all of the 1152 lots of Fine 16th thru 20thC Prints, Vintage Photographs, Print and Photographic Reference Books. The cover(front and back) shows light wear and there is a small tear at the top of the back cover, otherwise in good condition. Artists: Baron De Meyer, Atget, Curtis, Roussel,Hassam,Picasso,Matisse etc...
BLANC DE CHINE Porcelain from Dehua, a gorgeous and invaluable hard cover used book in excellent condition, by Rose Kerr & John Ayers, "A Catalogue of the Hickley Collection, Singapore," published by Curzon Press in 2002. 160+ items are discussed and illustrated in full color. Insured Priority Mail within the U.S. $15. Elsewhere at cost.
The Peony Pavilion Collection: Chinese Ceramics for Japan (c. 1580-1650). Scarce hard cover by Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., 1989. 122 pp. of text with full-color illustrations. Excellent condition. Our price includes insured USPS Priority Mail shipping.
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A Vision Shared: A Classic Portrait of America and Its People: 1935-1943. Published by St. Martins Press in 1976. Text by Hank O'Neal, photos by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans etc... This hard cover coffee table book is tight and clean however the dust jacket is tattered. A small stain is also at the bottom of the front beige linen board. Wonderful B&W photos that capture that period in time.
A triple Mercury dime punch out gilt silver pin 1917. This stamped Liberty head gilt silver pin comprises three 1917 American Mercury silver dimes. Each coin is "punched out" with high relief Liberty heads with excellent detail, and they are soldered together, gilded, and mounted with a brass c-clasp pin. It is unsigned, and such vintage embossed coins are eagerly collected. This pin weighs 8.0 grams, and it is in excellent condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs...
Painted Splendor -The Context and Conservation of a Chinese Reception Hall in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit offers "a rare glimpse of the monumental building style and magnificent decorative painting associated with traditional palace architecture in China...built in Beijing in the final years of the Ming dynasty..."
Published in 2004 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 48 pgs., 40 color reproductions, 7 b&w reproductions.
A soft cover catalog featuring artwork in the International Museum of Children's Art. The museum was founded in Berlin in 1993. Also included is a museum brochure. Text is in English and German.
Many colored plates. Near fine condition. 176 pp.
A hard cover with blue boards embossed with faint gilt lettering and design. Published by Alfred Knopf New York 1946 and translated from the Icelandic by J.A. Thompson.The boards show some wear on the edges and staining otherwise in good condition.
Personally signed by the only living participant in this book. The Deadliest Men by Paul Kirchner Soft Bound C: 2001. 417 pages. Offered as a result of frequent requests by my valued customers. This book provides facts surrounding my personal gun fighting experiences in my store. These events occurred from 1989 to 1992 in the Watchcompany retail store in West Los Angeles. Personally signed. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
This is the French edition published in 1931 by Calmann-Levy. The red boards show signs of wear on the edges and the pages have yellowed. A name is written in blue crayon or pencil on the front endpaper otherwise unmarked.
Artist's limited edition. An oversized soft cover featuring a selection of Lautrec's works from the Art Institute of Chicago. Published in 1980. Twelve colored plates. A Medaenas Monograph on the Arts.
Stated First Edition published in 1928 by the Literary Guild of America/Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc. Garden City, New Jersey.First American Edition. The purple boards show sign of wear and there is a stain on the fore edge as well as on page 432 and the opposite blank page; also a very small stain on the title page. Please refer to photos. No dust jacket.
A leather bound volume with gilt edging published by Easton Press, 1983. No DJ or slipcase. Near fine condition with only two small water stains on the bottom of the first three title pages. Picasso's paintings and the study of his art with 65 illustrations in monochrome and 40 full color plates.
A rare medieval / Viking period silver coin, dating to Vendian or Viking kingdoms of Northern Europe, c. 900-1000 AD. Crude imitation of a Carolingian denar, slightly cup-shaped of fine silver. The coin shows a cross with 4 pellets / a church or another building.
Condition: Good VF or better for type, very nice flan and wondeful old collection tone. A rare coin and unresearched, could be very good!
Aubrey Beardsley The Yellow Book with 3 volumes available (priced each). This is a group of three of the famous English illustrated quarterly called The Yellow Book. This late 19th century series featured art, essays, discussions, poetry and criticism. They were 8-1/4 x 7" hardbacks in yellow and featured artistic cover illustrations as well as inserted plates, including illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and others. Offered here is Volume 1 April 1894 Second Edition, with four Beardsley illu...
Hard cover published in 1960 by Universe Books New York, Pierre Tisne, Editeur. Translated by W.J. Strachan. Numerous colored plates. A nice tight edition.
A scarce first printing of Totem Poles Volume 1 and 2 by Marius Barbeau. This set on Canadian West Coast totem poles has 880 pages over the two volumes, both with maps, notes and multitudes of black and white photographs. They were published by the National Museum of Canada and Edmond Clautier in 1950. These 9-3/4" x 6-1/2" softcover books include an Errata sheet, and this set is in fairly good condition with no staining, tears, folds, foxing, missing pages or damage, other than some minor spi...
"On Heroes, Hero~ Worship and the Heroic in History" written by Thomas Carlyle and published by Frederick A. Stokes (NY) in 1893. Former library copy. The end papers have stamps and there is a label and mark on the spine otherwise in acceptable condition.
The History of Virginia
by John Burke
Volumes 1 and 2 (of 4), printed for the author by Dickson & Pescud, Petersburg, Virginia, 1804 and 1805. Re-bound in blue cloth. Minor toning and foxing.
A rare early history of Virginia through 1710.
A Charles Hill Canadian Painting in the Thirties art book. A 223 page 12-3/8" x 9-3/4" art reference book by Charles C. Hill entitled CANADIAN PAINTING IN THE THIRTIES. Published by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa in 1975, this book features six tipped-in colour prints and copious black and white photos and text throughout. The book itself is in super condition, and the included dust jacket is very good, with some minor edge bruising and creasing and one 1" tear. All
items are thorou...
Hejzlar, Josef. Chinese Watercolours. London: Octopus Press 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket. Text ca. 60 pp., bibliography and index, 115 color illustrations of paintings on 96 pp. (photographed by B. Forman). About the members of the Shanghai school from the 19th and 20th century and their works.
Pages slightly yellowed, but all in all in very good condition with very little wear on the dustjacket
Ho, Wai-kam, Sherman E. Lee, Laurence Sickman and Mar F. Wilson, Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting. The Collections of the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art (and Indiana University Press) 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket.
Some wear and tear to dustjackets.
Dorrington-Ward, Carol (ed.), Fans from the east. New York: Debrett's Peerage Limited/The Viking Press 1978.
Hard cover binding with dust jacket.
Essays on fans in China (Julia Hutt), Japan (Joe Earle), Southeast Asia (Nancy Armstrong) an on Chinoiserie with 29 color plates and 79 b/w illustrations.
Dust jackets with minor abrasions (shelf wear) and covers slightly warped.
Schuster, Felicia and Cecilia Wolseley, Vases of the sea. Far Eastern porcelain and other treasures. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1974. Hard cover binding with dust jacket.
Book on vases from China and from Japan made of porcelain, bronze, jade and cloisonne, and also a chapter on ivory and on lacquer. Numerous color illustrations.
Few unimportant traces of usage on the dust jacket, all in all in near new condition.
Hobson, R.L., The wares of the Ming dynasty. Rutland/Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company 1962. With dust jacket and with card board slip case. 1st edn. Little tear in back of dust jacket, all in all in near new condition.
Book on ceramics and porcelain with 9 color plates, 50 b/w plates, hand drawn marks, etc.
An excellent reference book signed by the author, Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and published in 1982 by Dodd Meade. The jacket has a few tears ( see photos) however, this hardcover is in nice tight condition. A fine history of the Gorham Company (Providence, Rhode Island) and their silverware products. There are 295 b&w photographs, 8 color plates, 40 photographs of marks, photographs of 313 flatware patterns. 332pp.
Published as the Act directs by Brightly & Kinnersley Bungay, May 1st 1807.
Copper engraved map with contemporary outline hand color.
CONDITION: in good condition.
MEASUEMENTS: 10 ¼ x 8 1/8 inches
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in this serious and comprehensive volume Margaret Duda has put
Chinese toggles on the map, this is a big book in terms of size but also in terms of breath of coverage. there are over 1500 illustrations
Soft cover illustrated catalog for an exhibit that took place at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., December 13, 1974 thru March 30, 1975. 104 pp. Light wear and unmarked.
Soft cover auction catalog. The cover shows extremely light wear otherwise in mint condition. The auction includes 416 lots -- Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars and Piguet watches are featured. 215 pgs.
The Coming and Going of the Shaman Eskimo art book. This 246 page 12 x 9" soft cover book is entitled THE COMING AND GOING OF THE SHAMAN ESKIMO SHAMANISM AND ART and it was published by the Winnipeg Art Gallery for their Mar. 11 - June 11, 1978 exhibition. Profusely illustrated in black and white and colour, this book is in very good condition with foldback creases on the soft cover and some minor unobstructive surface abrasions on the cover from sliding against other books (very minor). This...
A copy of ROBERT GENN IN PRAISE OF PAINTING MERRITT 1981 a self-authored 133 page profusely illustrated art book, published in 1981 by Merritt Publishing of Vancouver, British Columbia. The illustrations are in colour and black and white, and this 12-1/2" x 9" book is in MINT unmarred condition. It also has the original dust jacket in superb condition as well, with only the slightest, barely noticeable edge bumps. A superb and essentially mint example of a scarce art book written by the artis...
History In Their Blood Indian Portraits -
Grandmaison. This splendid 124 page profusely illustrated art book is entitled HISTORY IN THEIR BLOOD THE INDIAN PORTRAITS OF NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON by Hugh A. Dempsey. Published in 1982 by Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, British Columbia, this 12-1/2 x 10" cloth-bound book is in excellent original condition with some light bending to the upper and lower edges of the spine; the original dust cover is present and it is in excellent condition with onl...
Alphonse Legros Print Collectors Club Book #109/500. This scarce art book from the Art Deco era was published by the Print Collectors' Club of London, England in 1934. This 10 x 7-1/2" paper and cloth bound book has 24 pages plus 17 black and white illustrations following on separate pages; it is titled THE ETCHINGS, DRYPOINTS AND LITHOGRAPHS OF ALPHONSE LEGROS 1837-1911, and it is one of a series of limited edition art books published in this era. This book is hand numbered 109 out of 350 c...
A Charles Meryon Print Collectors Club book #126/500. This scarce art book from the Art Deco era published by the Print Collectors' Club of London, England in 1931. This 10 x 7-1/2" paper and cloth bound book has 31 pages plus 22 black and white illustrations following on separate pages; it is titled CHARLES MERYON AND HIS EAUX-FORTES SUR PARIS, and it is one of a series of limited edition art books published in this era. This book is hand numbered 126 out of 500 copies (300 for the Print Cl...
A French Etchings From Meryon To Lepere book 1922. This scarce art book from the Art Deco era was published by the Print Collectors' Club of London, England in November 1922. This 10 x 7-1/2" paper and cloth bound book has 27 pages with black and white illustrations; it is titled FRENCH ETCHINGS FROM MERYON TO LEPERE, and it is one of a series of limited edition art books published in this era. This book is in excellent condition with the following notes on condition: light corner bumps/rou...
G. Blair Laing Memories Of An Art Dealer 2 vol. set. This complete and mint two volume set is in its original slipcovers and it was published by McClelland and Stewart, Toronto 1982. Each volume measures 10-3/4 x 7-3/4" in their limited clothbound slip cases. Volume 1 has 65 tipped-in colour plates and 264 pages; it is near mint inside and out with only the faintest traces of rubbing on the edges of the book and case and not enough to drop it from a solid MINT rating. Volume 2 has 77 plates...