Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century. Volume 3 & 4 only. Over 900 Specimens in Stone, Bronze, Lacquer and Wood, principally from Northern China
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1925
Description: Illustrated with 418 finely printed collotype plates, some with multiple objects. Almost no text. Very thick 4tos, original gilt-lettered gray cloth with gilt figure on cover with beveled edges. New York: Charles Scribner, 1925. Spine ends somewhat faded on volume 4, still a near fine clean copy of this very uncommon book.
Comments: The final 2 (of 4) volumes in this monumental work, containing plates 206-623. Northern C'hi and Northern Chow Dynasties (years 550-581): Shansi 206-232; Honan 233-241; Chili 242-259, Shantung 260-264; Shensi 265-283. Sculptures in the manner of the period of the six dynasties, though executed later 284-289. Sui Dynasty (years 581-618): Shansi 290-303; Shensi and Honan 304-323; Chili 324-333; Shantung 334-364. Tang Dynasty (years 619-906): Shensi 365-553; Honan 451-484; Shansi 485-509; Shantung 510-526; Chili 527-553. The Five Dynasties (years 907-960) and the Sung Dynasty (years 960-1127): Honan 554-561; Shantung 562-566; Chili 567-577. Liao Dynasty (years 907-1119) and Chin Dynasty (years 1115-1234): Chili 578-585; Statues in Wood 586-592. Wu Yueh (years 908-978) and Sung and Southern Dynasty (years 960-1279): Kiangsu and Chekiang 593-608. Yuan Dynasty (years 1280-1367) 609-623.Edition: First
Condition: near fine
Book ID: 251666