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Curious, Unusual, Interesting & Occasionally Useful Books of the 16th-20th Centuries exploring the skills, trades, lives and ways of other times...

 Friday, November 24, 2017

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Forsyth, Angus & Brian McElney. Jades from China. Bath The Museum of East Asian Art: 1994. "Three hundred and fifty four exquisite jade pieces are presented here in stunning color photographs. Included are an elegant curved and drilled blade of green marbled jade, some 4,000 years old a delicately carved Han dynasty dragon, pale green-white in an openwork disk just over an inch in diameter, perhaps made around the time of Christ and a graceful leaf-shaped tray carved so thin it is almost transparent, yet with an integral ring link that shows both were cut together from the same large piece. With a text in English and Chinese, this exhibit catalog from the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath, England, catalogs pieces spanning approximately seven millennia, from Neolithic times up to the early 19th century". Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 423 pages, hundreds of color illustrations, dust jacket. New condition.

Inventory #: 95109
Price: $ 45.00       

Jones, Julie (ed.). Jade in Ancient Costa Rica. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1998. "This well-illustrated catalogue of works drawn chiefly from Costa Rican collections reviews current information on the jades of Costa Rica and their archaeological context, images, and relationship to the jades of Mexico and the Maya area. With essays by Juan Vicente Guerrero, Mark Miller Graham, Michael J. Snarskis, and Zulay Soto Mndez and an introduction by Julie Jones." Softcover. 8.5"x11", 127 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90351
Price: $ 25.00       

Li Jiu-fang. Chinese Jades Throughout the Ages -Connoisseurship of Chinese Jades -Vol.11 & 12: Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911. Chinese Art Foundation: 1997. A beautiful pair of books illustrated with 220 color plates of Chinese carved jades of the Qing Dynasty. Each example is fully described, and there is also an essay about Qing Dynasty jades. The photographs are large and gorgeous. A jade-lover's dream. The prior ten titles in this series had covered earlier periods of Chinese jades. Text in English and Chinese. 2 vols. Hardcover. 9"x12", xlviii + 205 pages, and liv + 216 pages, both volumes filled with color plates. Pictorial slipcases. Fine.

Inventory #: 33041
Price: $ 200.00       

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