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Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, in 12 volumes
Kodansha, 1982. Various authors. Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, in 12 volumes, Tokyo: Kodansha, and London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1982 and 1980. Large, heavy folios, second edition (first was a limited edition published in 1976, blue cloth boards with silver and green stamped lettering to spines, slipcased. This is an 11-volume set, supplemented with a 12th volume that was part of the first edition but published independently of Kodansha for the second edition. The odd volume, covering the Victoria & Albert collection, came out two years before the Kodansha series in English only, while all of the others are in English and Japanese. This odd volume was not issued with a slipcase, but has a dust jacket instead. Arntzen & Rainwater P358, commenting on the first edition: "A series of 12 expensively-produced volumes which contain glossy color and black-and-white reproductions of outstanding pieces of oriental ceramics in some of the world's most renowned collections. . Each volume is compiled by a leading authority, who is generally the curator in charge of the collection represented. In addition to the V&A collection, the volumes cover collections at: 1. Tokyo National Museum; 2. National Museum of Korea, Seoul; 3. Museum Pusat, Jakarta; 4. Iran Bastat Museum, Teheran; 5. British Museum, London; 6. Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London; 7. Musee Guimet, Paris; 8. Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm; 9. Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; 10. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; 11. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Owing to its weight … [Click Below for Full Description]
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