Chinese Pictorial Art, Illustrated by Coloured and Collotyped Reproductions from the Author's Collection with Descriptions and Notes on the History of Drawing, Writing, etc., Translated from Standard Chinese Authors. [AND:] Supplement Illustrating a Few Interesting Pieces of Bronze, Ceramics, and Jade.

Strehlneek, E. A.

Editorial: Shanghai, Printed by the Commercial Press, 1914
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Two parts in one volume. Quarto. Pp. 324, iv; 74. Coloured frontispiece. Numerous collotype and coloured plates interleaved with text leaves. Each plate protected with a facing tissue-guard. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's lovely silk-covered boards, sewn with threads in traditional Chinese style, upper board richly illustrated in gilt, and with gilt lettering, bit discoloured, cloth over spine rubbed off, spine heads bit worn. In a very fine internal condition. Excellent interior, exceptionally well preserved, crisp plates. ~ First edition. Copy number 65 (of 66) from the Östasiatiska Museet, Stockholm, with two stamps to that effect. Includes list of dynasties; notes on the history and technique of Chinese drawing and painting; supplement of plates illustrating Chinese bronzes, ceramic art, and jade. Collotype is one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. Uncommon in such fine internal condition. N° de ref. de la librería 4192

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Título: Chinese Pictorial Art, Illustrated by ...

Editorial: Shanghai, Printed by the Commercial Press

Año de publicación: 1914

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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