Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame: Later Chinese Glass

BROWN, Claudia and RABINER, Donald

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: China Institute in America
Date Published: 1990

Description: Exhibition catalog; April 21st - June 16th, 1990. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. 103 pages, slim 4to, printed wrappers. New York: China Institute in America, 1990. A very good(+) copy.

Jacket: N
Binding: paperback
Condition: very good(+)
Type: Books

Book ID: 231117

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