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Early Chinese Jades
New York: Frederick A. Stokes & Co., 1923. 4to. (11 x 8 3/4 inches). 148pp. 64 photographic plates (8 in colour). Publisher's cloth, spine lettered in gilt (minor wear, minor abrasions on the pastedowns). Scarce first American edition of an important monograph on ancient Chinese jade objects. This important and well-illustrated study includes chapters devoted to the jade quarries, astronomical instruments, ritual jades, tablets, seals, vessels, animals, human figures and more.
      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2013-07-20           Check availability:      Biblio    


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