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Rare East Asian Art Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

There are many amazing artists and art that come from East Asia, and there are some truly outstanding rare and antique East Asian art books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From special first edition books to intriguing posters and other ephemera, there is a wide selection of antique and rare East Asian Art books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

AJANTA FRESCOES, being reproductions in colour and monochrome of frescoes in some of the caves at Ajanta after copies taken in the years 1909-1911 -- FIRST EDITION by Lady Herringham

London: Humphrey Milford (Oxford University Press), 1915. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. FIRST PRINTING of the RARE First Edition -- "limited to 600 copies, of which 350 on...



Tibetan Painted Scrolls by Tucci, Giuseppe

Bangkok: SDI, 1999 A new edition of Tucci's seminal work on Tibetan Buddhist painting, first published in 1949, original copies of which have long been unobtainable. Based on his prodigious linguistic skills and pioneering field research throughout th...

From Orchid Books


Chinese Art Under the Mongols : The Yuan Dynasty ( 1279-1368 ) by Lee , Sherman

Cleveland , Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1968. Book. Illus. by Various Artist. Very Fine. Hardcover. 1968 , Hardcover with the dust cover , 403 page book. Illustrated with 259 black and white pages plus index. A very Scholarly study on the Yuan Dynastys...

From GibbsBooks


"Christie's" 1766 to 1925: Christie's Auction House Records by Marillier, H.C

"CHRISTIE'S" 1766 TO !925. a VERY NICE COPY IN A RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Many Illustrations. Printed in Great Britain By Robert Maclehose and Co., Ltd., The University Press, Glasgow. Used. Very Good-/Good Original Dust Jacket. Very rare thus. 7 3/4 X ...

From Mary Riversong


1972 Munich Olympics Artists Series: Poster by Paul Wunderlich (Artist)

Matthieu AG Zurich: Editions Olympia 1972 GmbH, 1971. Artists Series # 28. Near Fine, small faint creases at edges. Well suited for framing, will bw shipped loosely rolled in a mailing tube. . First Printing. Poster. Near Fine. 25 "x 40". ...

From Dale Steffey Books


A Grammar of Japanese Ornament and Design, with Introductory, Descriptive, and Analytical Text by Cutler, Thomas W

London: B. T. Batsford, 1880. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Oversize ivory cloth hardcover with gold, red, and black lettering and decorations to binding; no jacket; beveled edges; top edge gilt; mostly monochrome ...

From The Old Sage Bookshop


Soul, Spirit, and Mountain: Preoccupations of Contemporary Indonesian Painters by Astri Wright

London / Kuala Lumpur : Oxford University Press, 1994. Fine, apparently unread copy, in a fine jacket. Large, overweight volume may require extra postage.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine....

From Renaissance Books


Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills;: A survey and history of Pahari miniature painting, 2 Volumes by Archer, W. G

N. Y.: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1973. Both volumes are fine, and apperently unread. Both jacket have only small traces of wear to extremities, and vol. 2 has a crease in rear flap. Vol. I is text, and Vol. II is plates. Overweight, so extra postage will...

From Renaissance Books


Ajanta by Takata, Osamu

Tokyo: Heibonsha Ltd. Publishers, 1971. This is a near fine hardcover copy in the original pictorial publishers slipcase. Some wear to edges of slipcase. Completely clean inside, but for a short neat collector name to the front endpaper, dating informatio...

From Design Books


The Art of Ting Shao Kuang by Tetsuro [Ting Shao Kuang] Anna Manzoni Macdonnell; Murobushi

Tokyo: Kodansha / Segal Fine Art, 1989. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published Tokyo: Kodansha / Segal Fine Art, 1989, first printing. Square folio, 12 1/4" x 12 1/4", 161pp., 103 full page color plates. Text in English and Japanese...

From The Wild Muse


Art and Culture of Nepal Selected Papers by Mary Shepherd Slusser

Kathmandu, Nepal: Mandala Publications, 2005. Fine, apparently unread copy in a fine jacket. Large volume weighs over 2 kilos, so extra postage will be required.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. ...

From Renaissance Books


Collection S. Bing: Objets d'Art et Peintures du Japon et de la Chine

Paris, France: MM. Durand-Ruel, 1906. Book. Good. Hardcover. Decorated hard portfolio with six collections inside with gray paper covers. All text in French. The portfolio is in fair condition. The covers of the gray paper covers in about good to good min...

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