Image Not Available

Treasures of the Shosoin

Shosoin Office (editors)

Published by Asahi Shimbun Publishing, Tokyo, 1965
From Carpe Diem Fine Books, ABAA (Monterey, CA, U.S.A.)

Heritage Bookseller
AbeBooks Member Since 1996

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 53.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

4to. 101 text pp; 110 color plates; black & white in-text illustrations. Near fine (owner red chop mark; narrow strip of dampstaining across upper edge of half-title) in very good dustjacket (price-clipped, although US price remains; wear to extremities; triangle tear to upper rear cover). The Shosoin is a treasure repository housing personal objects of the Emperor Shomu. Kept under Imperial Seal and not freely accessible, these treasures display the best of decorative arts of the eighth century and can be classified in twelve catagories (all represented here in this volume): dedicatory records; articles relating to music and dance; Buddhist pictures and ritual objects; articles relating to annual functions; pastime articles; stationery and writings; arms; personal ornaments; interior furnishings; food and liquid receptacles; medicines and medicinal articles; and textiles. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 13320

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Treasures of the Shosoin

Publisher: Asahi Shimbun Publishing, Tokyo

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st.

Store Description

Carpe Diem Fine Books specializes in out-of-print and rare books in all subject areas with an emphasis on the history and literature of California and the Missions - and the American West. Visit our shop in downtown Old Monterey, where we feature an ever-changing array of out-of-print and rare books - as well as ephemera, fine art and other interesting collectibles. We currently have several thousand books from our inventory cataloged online (a small portion of our total inventory); please take time to browse our selection. And, as we are adding books regularly, we hope you will bookmark our site and visit often. Since we have many books in stock which are not yet listed online, please inquire about items of special interest.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. All items are offered subject to prior sale.

Institutions can be invoiced according to their requirements.

For our California customers - we are required to collect CA sales tax on all purchases shipped within the
state (unless we have your valid CA resale certificate on file). The appropriate amount will be added when
your order is processed.

RETURNS. Any purchase can be returned for any reason; we will (cheer)fully refund the purchase price if
notified within o...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

All domestic orders include FREE USPS TRACKING and are usually shipped within 24 hours via Priority or Media Mail.

Overseas orders shipped via USPS Airmail at cost unless other arrangements made. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal