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Buddhist Cave Paintings at Tun-Huang

Gray, Basil; Waley, Arthur (preface)

Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago,IL., 1959
Condition: Good+ Hardcover
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Rare with dust jacket! Rare subject. Some light foxing on pages inside boards. Clean, unmarked interior pages. Corners and ends of spine bumped. Vivid gilt along spine. Gray boards. Dust jacket in fair condition. Creased along edges heavily. Missing three 1 to 2 inch sized portions along edges/corners. Some small scuffed areas, slightly faded along spine. Overall, still vivid yellow. Has not been price clipped. Includes many color and black and white photos of ancient art. Preface by Arthur Waley. This is the first volume to contain a survey of principal cave paintings in colour photography. the photographs were taken by John Vincent in 1948. Along with explanations of the subjects by Mr. Basil Gray, an essay on the stylistic development of painting at Tun-Huang, and a general history of Chinese painting, this is a treasure of history. 86 pages plus 70 photos and illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 18316

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Title: Buddhist Cave Paintings at Tun-Huang

Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago,IL.

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Vincent, J.B.

Book Condition:Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

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