Masterpieces of Chinese Calligraphy in the National Palace Museum.
Published by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1970.
by Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan. Preface by Chiang Fu-tsung
In fine condition and in near fine laminated printed cardboard slipcase.
Orange cloth with gold lettering, encased in plastic. The plastic is wrinkling due to age, as is always the case with this series.
No dustjackets as issued.
Illustrated with colour and monochrome plates. Text in Chinese and English.
In slipcase approx 29cm high x 22cm wide x 1.8cm deep
These volumes published by the museum proved popular and were reprinted a number of times. We think the content remains unchanged.
The last free end paper carries a Japanese printer's label which indicated the year of printing - in this case, 1970.
The preface is dated to December 15, 1969. We are not sure if this is a first edition or not, but we think the probability is that it is a first edition as it seems unlikely that there would have been time to produce a 1969 printing. For this series, booksellers often quote the date in the preface a being the printing date - the printing date is always printed on a Japanese printer's label near the back. If this is missing, then it is not a first edition.