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Gems of Japanese Art and Handicraft - George Ashdown Audsley - 1913. 
London : Low, Marston, 1913-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Limited edition, One of 375 copies. vi, 60 pp. 73 pl.: 66 of which are chromolithographs, 7 monochromolithographs. ; 43 x 31 cm. Bound in original wraps. House in original slipcase. Slipcase rebacked in modern green cloth with new case panels with ties. Original wraps detached, lacking spine. Perforated library stamp to title page and first page of text and 9 plates. Library stamp to each plate.
Architect George Ashdown Audsley was renowned for his concentrated study of ornament. "This study found expression in a long list of scholarly and lavishly produced books on ornament and illumination which form, even more than his work as a practicing architect, the foundation of his wide reputation" (DAB). Gems of Japanese Art is divided into sections on Painting and Color Printing, Embroidery, Textile Fabrics, Lacquer, Incrusted-Work, Metal-Work, Cloisonne, and Modelling and Carving. All plates as called for in table of contents. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
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