Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1970. Hardcover. Near fine folio in fine illustrated white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Beige cloth covered boards with Green title to spine and illustration to front board. Minor bumping to bottom corners of boards. Pristine interior. Tipped-in frontis, 386 plates, some are tipped-in, many are in color; archaeological site map, glossary, bibliography, 251 pp. Housed in a brown cardboard slip case.` Oriental Art. ASART2/1313. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
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New York: Dover Publications, (1959). Paperback. Very good in brown, black, and blue illustrated paper wrappers with beige title to front wrapper and light blue title to spine. Minor rubbing to exterior and minor toning to rear wrap. One pen mark to margin of page 11 and notes to rear end pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 297 pages. Asian Art. ASART/050412. Very Good in Wraps.
New York: Asia House Gallery, 1972. Paperback. Catalog accompaning exhibition. Dark beige glossy cover with cover photograph of a sculpture. Very good with exception of a small rough spot on front cover. Interior is bright and clean. Numerous b&w and color photographs. 137 pages. ART/052506. Very Good.
Tokyo: Kodansha, (circa 1980). "Pictorial record of all about Japan's unique puppet theater ... (with pictures by) the one camera artist devoted to the theater for years long enough to know minds and emotions of these 'living' puppet individuals" (English insert). Includes over 700 plates with 19 in color. Also includes an 8 page laid-in English language introduction by Dr. Roy Andrew Miller. Bound in grey cloth boards with gilt title in Japanese to spine and black title (also in Japanese) to front cover. Clean and bright with many tipped-in photographs. Text in Japanese ONLY (with small English language insert). Laid in print of faces. Housed in a black paper covered box with illustration of a lady to front panel. Bottom panel of box is detached along one edge. Wear and rubbing to edges, corners, and panels of box. Size: Quarto. 263 pages.
Princeton, The Pyne Press, 1972. Hardcover. Second printing. 4to. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bump to bottom corner of boards. Pristine interior filled with illustrations in both black and white and full color. Illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to fronand spine panels. Minor creasing to bottom corner of dust jacket as a result of the bumping to the boards. Index, 275 pages. Asian Art. ASART708221. Near Fine in Very Good + DJ.
London: Ernest Benn Ltd., 1928. Hardcover. Fifth impression of Ficke's well known book on Japanese prints. Tipped in are a Japanese woodcut print and a one page handwritten letter from Ficke to "Helene." Arthur Davison Ficke (1883-1945) was a poet and lawyer who was from a wealthy family in Iowa. His father imported Japanese prints, and Ficke had a lifelong interest in this art. His poetry has lost its signicance, and he is best known today for his extremely close relationship with Edna St. Vincent Millay and his expertise on Japanese art. The woodcut is 7.25 x 5 inches. In color, depicting a scribe pondering over a long sheet of paper with his pen in the air. There are several lines of Japanese writing. Soiled but otherwise in very good condition. The letter, dated May 28, 1937, is about the authenticity of a print and factors considered in determining this. He closes by saying if the print were genuine, it would be a great treasure and would command a price of many hundreds if dollars. He signs it, "Arthur." The interior pages are clean and bright with title, author and publisher in black to spine and front board. Bound in black cloth with slight bumping and rubbing, and a dark outline of a circle on the front cover as though a glass had been set upon it. In a brown dustjacket with author, title, and publisher in black on spine and front cover. It also states that the book is part of a series of handbooks for collectors. Some chipping and nicks to corners and top and bottom of spine but still very good. Bookplate of Inez and Carl Kinney. 456 pages including index. ASIANART/120211. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Thailand: River Books, 2004. n. A fascinating book about Ayutthaya, Thailand. For some 400 years the city that was on the major trade route between Europe and Cathay was the greatest and most dazzling city that travelers encountered. But her eminence brought about her fall when in 1767 Burmese hordes broke into the city to burn, loot, and drive her people away in exile. With black and white text illustrations and a section with almost 50 pages of color photographs and a fold-out map. Bound in black cloth with an illustrated black dust jacket with titling to cover and spine. Near fine condition. 199 pages. Measures 7.25 x 10 inches. ASIANHIST/081420. Near Fine.
Prag: Artia, (1958). Paperback. Paper Wrappers. Near Fine in a very Good Slipcase. Small 4to. Illustrated color wrappers bound w/string in Japanese style. Clean interior with bright text and over 50 color illustrations. Beige and brown cloth covered folding case with gilt title to spine and front, light fading to edges and spine. String fits over a large button to keep the case shut along center of front boards. Light foxing to beige part of slipcase. Pastedown color illustration to inner panels of case. Innovative binding. In German. 144 pp. Asian Art. ASIART/031204. Near Fine.
London: Phaidon, (1954). Second Edition. Hard Cover. Thin 4to. Includes 93 illustration in color and monochrome. Purple patterned cloth boards with blue and gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and spine ends. Interior is very clean with many tipped-in illustrations. Tight binding. Grey illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and black title to spine. Minor rubbing, chipping and creasing to edges and spine of dust jacket as well as minor toning to edges of dust jacket. ASART/091719. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Palo Alto: Kodansha International Ltd., 1967. Hardcover. Near fine decorative black cloth boards, gilt title on spine; large folio; in near fine pictorial dj (spine yellowed); slipcase VG+; insides bright,194 b/w plates, 32 color plates; rice paper endpapers; 192 pages. Asian Art. ASART/1243. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988. Hardcover. Folio. White and grey cloth covered boards with black title to spine. Pristine interior with Full color photographic illustrations throughout. Black illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Dust jacket in protective plastic sleeve. Unpaginated. Chinese Art. ASART208221. Fine in Very Good + DJ.
Bangkok: The Fine Arts Commission of The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage, 1977. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in very good white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing to jacket. In both English and Thai; black and white photos throughout; a unique book; 135 pp. Oriental Art (Thailand). ORI/11262. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: The Asia Society, 1970. Hardcover. Inscribed. From the library of noted Asian art scholar Laurance Roberts. Gift inscription to him and his wife on ffe from the Rockefellers, "With love and admiration to Laurance and Isabel Roberts from John and Blanchette, October 1970." In beige cloth covered boards, and white dj with blue and white illustration on front. Jacket has a few small tears and some smudging to rear cover. Interior is beautiful 94 pp. ART/052506. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Robert G Sawers Publishing, 1982. Hardcover. The main text is in English; however, the notes on the 35 color plates are in English, Italian, German, and French. Thin folio bound in blue cloth boards with green title to spine. Minor fading to edges of boards. In tan illustrated dust jacket with orange and black title to spine panel. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Unpaginated. Very Good / Very Good.
Los Angeles, New York, London: Thames and Hudson; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (1994). Hardcover. 4to. Fine in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front board. Pristine with 225 illustrations, 80 of which are in full color. Near fine dark red jacket with white title to spine panel. Minor rubbing to panels of jacket, else fine. Includes laid-in letter from publisher. 280 pages. ASART/042610. Fine in near fine jacket.