47p., wraps, 8x11.5 inches, foxing at bottom of front cover, otherwise clean, illustrated in color and black and white. Detailed descriptions of 100 jade carvings from the collection of Isaac Newton (relationship to THE Isaac Newton disputed). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Dr Newton's zoo: a study of post-archaic ...
Publisher: Bluett & Sons
Publication Date: 1981
Book Description Bluett & Sons Ltd, London, 1981. Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. English text; Paperback; 21 x 29.9 cm; 0.236 Kg; 48 pages with black and white and colour illustrations; Signs of wear on the front cover, spine and back cover. 100 lots, each with description; The top right corner is slightly bent. The interior is in good condition, with the sale prices written in pencil below some lots. INCLUDES PRICE LIST with some of the lots crossed by pencil. ; Catalogue from the exhibition of small jade carvings, mostly animals, principally from the collection of the late Dr Isaac Newton at Bluett & Sons, London from the 13th of to the 24 July 1981, London.; "The present exhibition primarily reflects the taste of one collector who felt that by bringing together sufficient examples the serious study of post-Han jades could be furthered. In the finest tradition of scholarship Dr Newton allowed us a free hand in selecting or rejecting pieces from his collection as we wished. He further kindly allowed us to add a small number of carvings from other sources and a few important loans to help make the catalogue and exhibition more complete. Although the dating of many of the pieces is discussed in detail the principal aim of this catalogue has been to record by word and illustration the jade carvings that the exhibition comprises. Emphasis has been laid throughout upon the technical make-up of each piece in the hope that observation of such details will advance the study of such carvings." excerpt from the preface by Brian Morgan. Seller Inventory # 166ABE