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Image for Shadows and Reflections: Japanese Lacquer Art from the Collection of Edmund J. Lewis

Shadows and Reflections: Japanese Lacquer Art from the Collection of Edmund J. Lewis

By: Lewis, Edmund J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Honolulu Academy Of Art: 2006

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 28123

ISBN: 962795604X

Condition: Fine


Beautiful book in excellent condition. There is a presentation inscription on front free endpaper, written by Michael R. Bernstein, a New York City gallery owner who deals in fine Japanese art. The book is profusely illustrated with full page color plates assigned to each of the 88 works .Items include storage boxes for specific items such as writing materials, medicines etc. pipe cases and more. Book offers information on lacquer and lacquerers. The book measures 8-1/... View more info

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Wisdom of The Heart Sutra

By: Master Sheng-Yao

Price: $22.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Art Founders Inc.: 2011

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 27961

ISBN: 0981237827

Condition: Very Good


Very nice book, nicely kept. Pristine pages and page edges. Type is very readable against the very ehite paper. The graphic on the cover was initially sprayed on rice paper. Text is in English, translated by Katherine Vova. Author's preface is in both Chinese and English. chaopters are thus: Liberating the Mind and the Four Wisdoms; Truth Body, Transformation Body, and Bliss Body of Buddha; The Essence, Phenomenon and Function of Prajna; The Three Insight Practices of th... View more info

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Buddhism and the State in Sixteenth-Century Japan (Princeton Legacy Library)

By: McMullin, N.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1985

Seller ID: 28015

ISBN: 0691072914

Condition: Fine


Crisp and clean as new. No tears or chips, no names or writing, and no bumps to boards. Book measures 6" x 8-3/4" and has 441 pages including index. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. This book was the first attempt n English to tell the story of the "fundamental changes in the relationship of government to organized Buddhism in the Japan of the 1500's. View more info

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Japanese Prints From the Early Masters to the Modern

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles Tuttle: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 27103

Condition: Very Good in VG Slipcase


Book is beautiful and beautifully kept. Includes a nice dustjacket with no egrigious problems and also a sturdy slipcase and even a bookmark added by the publisher. It's oversixed at 9-12"x13" a nd is quite heavy. Both the text and the art are plentiful, so there'smuch to read and much to see. Art is in both black and white and full color with many of the color plates having been tipped-in rather than printed on the page, an elegant and high quality feature. View more info

Arts Of Asia Magazine 1982 (Full Run -- 6 Issues)

By: Nguyet, Tuyet (editor)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Arts of Asia Publications: 1982

Seller ID: 18548K

Condition: Very Good


Six complete issues of what was then a bimonthly magazine, all in nice clean condition. Includes the Bangkok Bicentennial Issue. Absolutely gorgeous publication with quality articles and beautiful, large photos. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, Chinese snuff bottles, the art of calligraphy, Thai mother-of-pearl, Burmese opium weights, Negoro lacquer, Chinese soft paste or steatitic porcelain, decorative roof ceramics in Chinese archietecture, brass boxes ... View more info

Arts Of Asia Magazine 1984 (Five of Six Issues)

By: Nguyet, Tuyet (editor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Arts of Asia Publications: 1984

Seller ID: 18548KA

Condition: Very Good


Five complete issues of what was then a bimonthly magazine, all in nice clean condition. Includes Jan.-Feb.; May-June; July-Aug.; Sept.-Oct; and Nov-Dec.. Absolutely gorgeous publication with quality articles and beautiful, large photos. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the Punjab Sikh school of painting; Budda Sakyamuni in Asian art; overseas Chinese silversmiths; Sadaik-Burmese manuscript chests; Turkish embroideries; the contemporary movement in Nepale... View more info

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Sen-Oku Hakko Kan Sumitomo Collection

By: No Author

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto Japan, Shimomi Yanomae-Cho Shishgatani: 1982

Seller ID: 25516DAY

Condition: Very Good


If you love Japanese art this catalog is a humdinger because it provides much information, especially about Japanese bronzes with a large fold-out that shows a chronological history of them. The text is in both Japanese and English and offers explanations of the works photographed. The back of the catalog is also interesting as it shows drawings of various pieces and names them. This is a large catalog measuring just about 10" square, printed on coated paper with 63 page... View more info

Image for Chinese Furniture and Decorations including Rugs, Textiles and Paintings (Sotheby's Auction Catalog May 7, 1981)

Chinese Furniture and Decorations including Rugs, Textiles and Paintings (Sotheby's Auction Catalog May 7, 1981)

By: No Author

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc.: 1981

Seller ID: 25559

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautiful auction catalog with many large photographs, including several in full color. It's printed on quality coated paper and measures 8-3/4"x9-1/4". Sale consisted of 348 lots owned by a number of people. All estimates grouped at back page. Catalog is pristine inside and out. Owner names are: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat, S. Edna Fletcher, Helen Garfunkel, Mary McFadden, Nelson A, Rockefeller, Garry Smith, Mrs. Harold A. Roig, and Jerome Zipkin View more info

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Weisbrod Chinese Art: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Works of Art: 26 March-2 April, 1996

By: No author Stated

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, New Yorkj, Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd.: 1996

Seller ID: 25824

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful exhibition catalog with full page color photographs of the art. The catalog measures 8"x10" and is printed on quality coated paper with 138 pages. Each of the 69 items on exhibit are given star treatment with the large color photo plus a detailed description. A chronological chart at the front helps with understanding dynasties and dates. Among the items shown are pottery (glazed and unglazed), jades, marble, bronzes, wood sculptures, cloisonne, blue a... View more info

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Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy (Christie's Auction Catalog November, 2008

By: No Author Stated

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Beijing, China, Christie's: 2008

Seller ID: 27726

Condition: Near Fine


This is as much a book as it is an auction catalog -- absolutely beautiful and large at 8-1/4" x 10-1/2" with 355 pages in both English and Chinese.It also includes the charming advertising piece which shows the lay-out of the venue -- see the main photo. Due to China's Law on the Protection of Cultural Relics any item marked with a star was prohibited for exportation. The art is gorgeous throughout and predominately in full color. View more info

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Weisbrod : Searching For Immortality Autumn 2000 An Exhibition September 19-October 6

By: No author Stated

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23481

Condition: Very Good


This is the catalog for the Chinese art exhibition which originally cost $85. The envelope inside contains a notice about the upcoming event. I buy every Weisbrod I can find -- gorgeous in dust jackets and full page color photos of the art.They're also oversized at 8-3/4" x 12". This one has 107 pages highlighting 42 works of art in bronze, pottery, limestone, jade and porcelain. Catalog is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing.The only fault is a small area a... View more info

The Art of Japanese Calligraphy

By: Nujio Nakata

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York and Tokyo, Weatherhill/Heibonsha: 1976

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 30282

Condition: Fine


Crisp clean book with no defects of note. No bumps, no remainder mark,no tears or chips, and no price-clip. No remainder mark either. The book covers much including Tensho, Seal Script;Scribe's Script, Reisho; Ornamental Styles, Zattaisho; Block Script, Sui and T'ang for influence.The book cpontaoins ample text and many pitures of the various types of calligraphy. the boo measures 7-1/4" x 9-1/4" and has 172 pages. The book will arrive with a brand new mylar cov... View more info

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Art of Shibata Zeshin: The Mr. and Mrs. James E O'Brien Collection

By: O'Brien, Mary Louise

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Robert C. Sawers Publishing: 1979

Seller ID: 28129

ISBN: 090369705X

Condition: Fine


Very handsome hard cover art exhibition catalog showcasing the treasures of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Brien. The book itself is without defect -- no bumps toboards, no names or writing and everything pristine. The dustjacket is likewise clean and nice, but does have a sunned spine. Looks quite nice in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9" x 12-1/2" with 195 pages.Includes painting, ceramics, lacquer and woodblock prints. View more info

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Geisha of Pontocho

By: Perkins, P.D.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo News Service Ltd.: 1954

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 27730

Condition: Very Good


Book is very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Boards are covered with two different fabrics and cloth is clean throughout. Only faults are some toning to front free endpaper next to spine and two small areas to bottom of back board near outer corner where small pieces of cloth are rubbed away. One small loss of cloth to bottom of front corner too, but overall quite nice. Book is illustrated with black and white photographs, most of whcih are large. The t... View more info

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Jewel in the Ashes: Buddha Relics and Power in Early Medieval Japan

By: Ruppert, Brian D.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harvard University Asia Center: 2000

Seller ID: 28072

ISBN: 0674002458

Condition: Fine


Crisp clean book, pristine inside and out. No names or writing, no bumps to boards, and no tears or chips to dustjacket which will arrive in brand new mylar cover. The author explores "the diverse and intricate role of relics and relic veneration" in Japanese ancient and medieval society. He also engages the topic as it applies to court, warrior spciety, and in the "aspirations of ordinary people." Book has 505 pages including index. View more info

Image for Japan's Best-Loved Gardens (English and Japanese Edition)

Japan's Best-Loved Gardens (English and Japanese Edition)

By: Sadao, Hibi

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Books Nippan: 1993

Seller ID: 27422TB

ISBN: 4766107438

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean, beautiful book comprised of captioned photographs in dazzling color. Book is in excellent conditon with no bumps to boards, no names or writing, and no tears or chips to dustjacket which will arrive in brand new mylar cover. There is what appears to be a catalog laid-in with a postcard perhaps for ordering other titles -- not certain, as it is in Japanese. Book is complete with introduction, caption under photos, and a longer description of each scene at b... View more info

The I Ching A Biography

By: Smith, Richard J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2012

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 28217

ISBN: 0691145091

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book with with no names or writing, no bumps to boards, and no tears or chips to dustjacket which will arrive in brand new mylar cover. The subtitle, "A Biography", indicates that the book is part of a series of the Lives of Great Religious Books. The I Ching began in China as a tool for divination, but over vast time it revealed other uses and was embraced by Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Tibet. It remains a classic. Book measures 5" x 8" and ha... View more info

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Millenia Masterpieces Spring 2000 An Exhibition 22 March - 7 April

By: Weisbrod, Michael B. Et al

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Weisbrod Chinese At Ltd.: 2000

Seller ID: 25695DAY

Condition: Fine


Very beautful, quality book measuring 9"x12", printed on coated paper, and illustrated with full page, full color high defintiion prhotography. Includes an intro to four archaic bronze objects, a conservation report on a late Eastern Zhou dynasty inlaid bronze hianhu, a later Warring States period inlaid hu, a conservation report on a late Warring States period inlaid bronze, a chronological table, a selected biography and institution listings. No, tears or chips, no na... View more info

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Buddhist Funeral Cultures of Southeast Asia and China

By: Williams, Paul; Ladwig, Patrice

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 2012

Seller ID: 28007

ISBN: 1107003881

Condition: Fine


Crisp and clean as new with no bumps to boards, no tears or chip,s and no names or writing. Pages and page edges are pristine. Book measures 6-1/4" x 9" and has 296 pages incluing index. Topics include a comparison of chanting in South and in Southeast Asia; the craft of the rag robe in Cambodia; corpses and cloth; good death, bad death and ritual restructuring in northern Laos; theatre of death and rebirth monks' funerals in Burma; the Ghost Festival in southeast China... View more info

Image for Chinese Comic Journey To the West (20 booklets in Box, 1996)

Chinese Comic Journey To the West (20 booklets in Box, 1996)

By: zhu wei Jian

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Shanghai, Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House: 1991

Seller ID: 23754

ISBN: 7532216462

Condition: Near Fine in Fine Box


This is a special offering, a box covered with blue cloth and is clean and sturdy. Inside are two stacks of small comic books, ten on each side.The text is in Chinese, but the black and white drawings tell a story too. The little books measure 3-1/2" x 5". I was able to translate much, but the same exact specific item was used in every translation site which was a problem because two books are missing from that one. Mine has ALL TWENTY. The translated ones are:D... View more info