Large Sri Cakra Yantra Banner, showing interaction of male and female qualities. Hand Painted on cotton. 119 x119 cm. thought to be Indian or Himalayan. Trace of painting on reverse. Undated. Can be viewed in central London an shipped folded worldwide.
Five rare exhibtion catalogues about Chinese jades. 1. "Archaic Chinese Jades at the University Museum", Philadelphia, 1940, 58 pages with 15 b&w plates. 2. "Selected Examples from the Jade Exhibition" at Stockholm, 1963, 158 pages with 34 b&w plates. 3. "Chinese Archaic Jades in the British Museum" by Soame Jenyns, 1951, 38 pages and 40 b&w plates. 4. "Chinese Jade - The Image Within" at the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, 1986, 98 pages with b&w and color plates. 5...
A First American Edition published in 1894 by the Century Co. The original green blind stamped cloth boards feature a gilt elephant and tiger to the front and rear. The boards show some wear with modest spotting both on the front and back ( please refer to photos). The book is slightly cocked, and the pages are uncut with top edge gilt. There is a spot on the front paste down and also on few pages. The Content page has a small tear. Black and white illustrations. 303pp.
Scarce and beautiful work in two volumes on Chinese ceramics in French by J.J. Marquet de Vasselot, former curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris. First Edition bound in brown leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Volume 1 "De l'epoque des Han à l'epoque des Ming" with 32 pages plus 40 plates(chromolithographs and heliogravures) and volume 2 "De l'epoque K'ang-Hi à nos jours" containing 30 pages plus 44 plates. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 22.7 cm x 20 cm.
Out of print reference publication about Chinese scholar's wooden articles, examples are drawn from different Hong Kong collections. Published by Altfield Gallery, Hong Kong, 1984. Hard back with 176 pages containing 120 color illustrations on coated paper. Pictorial dust-jacket. Condition: fine. Dimension: 27.5 cm x 20.9 cm.
"Chinese Snuff Bottles From the Collection of Mary and George Bloch" by Robert W.L. Kleiner. Published by Herald International Ltd. Hong Kong, 1987. 237 pages lavishly illustrated with color pictures accompanied with detailed notes. Format: 21.5 x 29 cm. With its dust jacket. Tiny tear on the upper part of the jacket, otherwise like new.
This is the second enlarged edition published by Dover in 1972. There are 219 illustrations with 20 in color. Topics include: metalwork, embroidery,carving, rosemaling etc. 246pp.
A companion piece to an exhibit held at the Kurland -Zabar Gallery in New York May-June 1990. Includes articles written by David Rago and Rosalie Berberian. This softcover is in "like new "condition. 50pp.
A large coffee table book featuring KJL jewelry. Published by Schiffer in 2007. Lane's flamboyant history and costume jewelry are highlighted along with some 670 photos. The jacket shows light wear along the edges otherwise in mint condition.256 pp.
The Collector’s Book of Snuff Bottles
Author: Bob C. Stevens
Publisher: Weatherhill (1980)
Description: Out of print for many years, this exceptional book has become a rare item sought after by collectors. This important limited edition reprint fulfills the growing need of new collectors for reliable and useful reference on the subject. The book is produced in Japan with the same high quality to ensure the superb feel of the original edition. Each copy is hand-numbered...
A soft cover catalogue by R.W. Lightbrown published in 1975 by William Clowes and Sons,Ltd. London.
Includes black and white photos along with makers' marks. The cover shows modest wear. 250pp.
A complete two volume set published by Harper and Brothers, New York in 1894. The gilt top pages are uncut and there is a frontispiece with each volume. The dark blue cloth boards show some wear especially at the corners.
Published by the Current Company Bristol RI (no date) Catalog Six~ Books from 1478, Manuscripts from 1745 and prints...."A catalogue of rare books, first editions and the interesting and unusual..." Cover shows light wear ~ no marks.89pp.
Old handmade zine bound with clippings of various kind of books randomly like a collage. Taisho-Showa period in early 20th century.
Interesting contents of mathematics, maintenance for horse gear, morality, punishment, and so on. Some blank pages as well.
In fine used condition, with some rips at cover as seen. approx...
A large coffee table book written by Desmond Eyles and Richard Dennis and published by Royal Doulton Tableware Ltd.,Stoke on Trent 1978. Minor spotting on the first page but otherwise in good condition. Colored photos with production numbers and in some cases, artists are noted.432pp
A very rare and limited edition of six complete jade books in Chinese. Each volume features large and clear, beautiful color photos of rare jades that represent each period in Chinese history. The back pages of each book contain detailed descriptions of each jade. Excellent reference books for study and enjoyment.
Vol. 1) Earliest Jades
Vol. 2) Shang / Western Zhou
Vol. 3) Spring & Autumn Period / Warring States
Vol. 4) Qin/Han/Southern & Northern Dynasties
This comprehensive book on the natural history of Costa Rica is in excellent condition. This book contains info on the field biology of CR, Biotic history, palaeogeography, climate, geology, soils, agriculture, plants, reptiles and amphibians, mammals, birds and insects. 174 contributors. No dj.
A copy of A Wreath of Canadian Song by C.M. Whyte-Edgar dated 1910. This is an original boxed presentation copy with a kid leather soft cover and the original presentation cardboard box with the title sticker. Now reprinted, this is an original with gold stamped embossing on the front and spine. It has the tissue-protected plates and is fully gilded on all edges. It was published by William Briggs of Toronto...