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Nanjing Bowuyuan Cang Hua. Chinese Painting Collection of the Nanjing Museum,
Nanjing Museum, 1981, Decorative Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Presumed First Edition. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall, This book is written in Chinese. There is no English text. Published by Shanghai renmin meishu Chubanshe [People's Fine Arts Publishing House], Shanghai, in collaboration with the Nanjing Museum. Printed and bound in China. Lovely patterned dark blue silk [or silk-like] brocade binding, with crisp blind-stamped lettering to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering in free-form Chinese characters to the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Elephant folio, 21 x 15.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Attractive patterned pastedowns and FEPs in a floral repeat design. With a one-page preface and a two-page table of contents, and with 100 numbered pages of color plates featuring 19 paintings, including a large fold-out plate on p. 71. An immensey clean volume, inside and out, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No dust jacket, as issued. In a handsome, custom, heavy-duty box. The box is upholstered in a nubby gray linen [or linen-like] fabric. With a large red paper title label to the top of the box, the label exceptionally clean and bright. The box with two bone [or plastic?] clasps, each two inches long. One clasp has broken neatly in half but both pieces are present. On the reverse side of the box lid, in a neat ink hand, the number 57 is written. A Fine volume in a Very Good box. Very scarce in any condition.
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Last Found On: 2015-09-27           Check availability:      Bookzangle    

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