Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century;
Over 900 specimens in stone, bronze, lacquer and wood, principally from Northern China. With Descriptions and an introductory essay.
By Osvald Siren, Professor in the University of Stockholm.
Published by SDI Publications, Thailand, 1998. 1st edition thus, limited to 999 copies.
The first true edition of this work was published in 1925 by Ernest Benn Ltd. This edition has a new layout, including digitized and separated plates by SDI Publications.
A very important and desirable work.
A large and heavy set. Both books are in as new condition. Unread and still sealed. Photographs of opened books are of a set we sold previously.
Books are hardback in a burgundy simulated leather material with gilt decoration and 2 silk ribbons.
Volume 1: cxxxv + 69pp + 289 plates (some in pairs).
Volume 2: 1pp loose Erratum Sheet + 78pp followed by plates 290 - 623 (some in pairs).
Dimensions: In slipcase, set measures approx. 324mm high x 234mm wide x 87mm deep.