2-volume first edition catalogue produced for exhibition at Hong Kong Museum of Art 1978. Part I -Message from the Chairman, Urban Council -Acknowledgements -A Study of Chinese Bamboo Carving -List of Colour Plates -List of Black & White Plates -Chinese Dynasties & Reigns -Colour Plates -Four Centuries of Chinese Bamboo Carving Part II -Preface -Explanatory Notes -Index to Names and Pseudonyms of Bamboo Carvers -Biographical Notes on Bamboo Carvers -Bamboo Carvings before the Ming Dynasty in Literary Records -Bamboo Carvings by Known Carvers of the Ming Dynasty and Later in Literary Records -Bamboo Carvings by Anonymous Carvers of the Ming Dynasty and Later in Literary Records -Bamboo Carvings Selected from Hong Kong Collections -List of Figures and Colour Plates (A. The Bamboo and Its Growth, B. Marks of Bamboo Carvers, C. Ink Rubbings of Bamboo Carvings, D. Colour Plate) -Selected Bibliography Text in English / Chinese Printed in Hong Kong
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Book Description Urban Council [for the] Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1978. Buckram. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Published for an exhibition in the 3rd Festival of Asian Art presenetd by the Urban Council, Hong Kong, 15 October 1978 to 7 January 1979. This is Volume One only of a two-volume set. First printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in Hong Kong. A bilingual edition in English and in Chinese. Yellowish-green buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped titling in English and in Chinese to the front board and to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail and corners. 10 x 8.25 inches. 563 numbered pages, with 48 full-page color plates on coated stock and with numerous full-page duotone plates of significant Chinese bamboo carvings. All plates with bilingual notes and citations. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. Lovely pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. DJ with just a trace of edge wear along the top, scarcely noticeable. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good copy in a Very Good DJ. Rare in any condition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007390