Otsu Kyutaro ed: SHINSHO SEISHIN KOKAN (XINCHAO XIQING GUJIAN). (Newly Transcribed Imperial Catalogue of Bronzes). Tokyo, 1895. 1, 1, 1-40; 41-60, 13 pp. folded-leaves of Chinese & Japanese text. 120 pp. b/w lithographic illustrations. 2 vols. 27x20 cm. Stitched.
Finely-produced Japanese lithographic edition of selected entries from the important catalogue of bronzes in the Chinese Imperial collections (edited by Liang Shizheng and completed originally in 1751). 120 pages of very fine and detailed illustrations showing a total of 328 ancient Chinese bronzes. In fine condition. Collector's label on the top of the front cover of each volume and calligraphed title and name of collection on the back cover of each volume. Slight loss to title slip of volume 2. Slight wear to covers. Internally in very fine condition. All text in Japanese. Very rare. Cf. Hummel p. 503.
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 470 in printed List 194.
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