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2012 ANTIQUES: CHINESE ARTS AUCTION RECORDS 2011.1.1-2011.12.31: (PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY)
2012 Gudong Paimai Nianjian: Shuhua 2012 拍賣年鑒 : 書畫.

Aiko Gyoso (Maekawa Bunzo comp.):
- KAIGAI IBUN
(Strange Information from Overseas) 海外异聞.

Akisato Rito:
- SHINSEN NIWATSUKURI DEN: TSUKIYAMA SANSHUI ISHIGUMI SONOO YAEGAKI
(Newly Compiled Account of the Creation of Gardens) 新撰庭作傳 。 秋里大人 原著.

ANYUE SHIKU YUANJUEDONG BAOHU YANJIU
Conservation and Research for Yuanjuedong of Anyue Grottos 安岳石窟圓覺洞保護研究.

Arce, Dr. Jose; drawings by Schiff:
- DE BUENOS AIRES A SHANGHAI

Argence, Rene-Yvon Lefebvre d':
- CHINESE JADES IN THE AVERY BRUNDAGE COLLECTION

ARS ORIENTALIS VOLUME 34

Art Institute of Chicago; Wang Tao ed:
- MIRRORING CHINA'S PAST

Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beijing University:
- QUANLI YU XINYANG: LIANGZHU YIZHI QUN KAOGU TEZHAN
Power in Things: New Perspectives on Liangzhu (Special Exhibition of Archaeological Finds From the Liangzhu Site) 權力與信仰 : 良渚遺址群考古特展.

AUSPICIOUS ORNAMENTAL JADES
A Wanyu Shanfang Collection of Qing Jades


RENAA2
Renaudot, Eusebius: ANCIENT ACCOUNTS OF INDIA AND CHINA. By Two Mohammedan Travellers Who went to those Parts in the 9th Century; Translated from the Arabic by the Late Learned.... London, 1733. [Title printed in red and black with woodcut vignette] xxxvii, 99, 260 pp., 6 ff. 20x13 cm. Later quarter leather.
GBP 300.00
First English edition. Cordier 1924; Lust 299.
  A medieval travel account of great importance, describing India and the Far East four hundred years before Marco Polo. The two Arabic travellers, apparently called Sulaiman and Abu Zaid Hasan, embarked on their journeys in the mid-ninth century A.D., visiting the principal cities of the East.
  The English edition was translated from the original French, printed in Paris in 1718. Renaudot (1646-1720) was an accomplished Orientalist, who based this work on a unique Arabic manuscript (written before A.D. 1173) which is now in the Bibliotheque Nationale. He expanded these travel accounts with long annotations and essays on such topics as Christianity in China and Chinese scientific achievements.
  Although some of the material is unlikely to be reliable, much of the information on China was later confirmed by Marco Polo. This work has consequently come to be valued for its description of China at a very early period.
  Reviewing this edition for The Chinese Repository, E. C. Bridgman wrote, 'Every reader of these copious extracts will see at once the striking resemblance between the Chinese of the 9th and 19th centuries'.
 Rebound in recent quarter leather.
Subjects: History
Item 59 in List 209.
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