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JADE: Essence of Hills and Streams. The: HANSFORD, S. Howard.
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About this Item: Cape Town [1969], Purnell. Buff cloth, very clean, 220p., color frontispiece tipped-in, map, 7 color tipped-in photos, many b.w. photos, bibliography, index, large format 22 x 29 cm., dj mylar protected. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED 1000 EDITION A very scarce work, printed in Republic of South Africa, and was banned for import. * RARE LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 ONLY COPIES:: This book was published in a Limited Edition of 1000 copies, of which 750 copies have been taken up by foreign publishers. We found the Limitation Statement on an old prospectus with which gives the details, please see the color scans posted to our site for a copy of this document. * THE CONTENTS: Covering a glossary of Chinese words, map of China, table of dynasties & periods, with a scholarly essay on jade & jade carving, material, colors, prehistoric tools, sources of material, symbols of Heaven & Earth, magic weapons of jade. * Jewelry jade, mystery of jade carving, maturity and florescence of the art & craft. Court costume & heraldry, mask motif, dragon & phoenix, symbolism, carving in other hard stones, archaistic jade, fondling-pieces & Indian jades. * The collection covers Neolithic, Shang, Yin & Western Chou, Eastern Chou, Han to Ming, Ch'ing, Sung to Ch'iung and re-carved jades, modern, Indian, Persian jades. * An excellent reference, profusely illustrated. *. Seller Inventory # 94199502

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Published by Purnell, (1969)

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From: Collectors Treasury (Johannesburg, South Africa)

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About this Item: Purnell, 1969. First Edition. A fine copy in a fine d.w. A legendary collection of rare jade pieces, then housed in South Africa, but subsequently dispersed. A scarce title. Seller Inventory # 10037

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