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Art Treasures of Japan

Yukio, Yashiro

Published by Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, Tokyo, Japan, 1960
Condition: vg Soft cover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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2 Volumes. xliii, 546. (Continuous pagination). Gray cloth with gold lettering on front board and spine, in original illustrated dust jackets and acetate wrappers, housed protective, printed publisher's folding cardboard boxes. Each volume has frontispiece of tipped in reproduction of color photograph. Illustrated throughout with 106 color plates, and 428 collotype plates. An survey of Japanese art. As the editor points out on the inside flap, "every effort has been made to ensure that the historical outlines and the explanation of the Plates, which are the work of no less than sixty-four scholars, each of whom is an outstanding expert in his field, are accurate and orthodox, and incorporate the results of the latest researches." The first volume includes a foreword, lists of editorial staff and contributors, editors notes, and a chronological chart of oriental art history; the first 29 pages is text on the Archaeological Age, Asuka, Nara, and Heian Periods of Japanese art, followed by 132 pages of plates divided into the same sections. Those plates include vessels, sculptures, tapestries, paintings, censers, and other objects. The second volume covers the Kamakura, Muromachi, Momoyama, Edo, and Modern Periods. Illustrations covered in this volume include paintings, and some sculpture and objects. Two plates detached but present. Some wear to boxes; small puncture on rear second volume. Minor rubbing to acetate, Overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 22093

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Title: Art Treasures of Japan

Publisher: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, Tokyo, Japan

Publication Date: 1960

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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