Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution / Freer Gallery of Art, 1946. Hardcover. Brown cloth with gilt decoration and titling. 108 pp. 50 bw plates. VG, clean and tight interior but with age toning to pages. Item #20709
A beautiful book. Includes a preface and introduction by A.G. Wenley, a chronology (from the Hsia up to 1766 BC to the Republic of China), various maps, bibliography, list of plates, list of bronzes in numerical order, the catalogue itself and the index. Each plate is described in great depth. Includes ceremonial vessels, mirrors, blades and swords. Particular attention is paid to designs on the bronzes. Oriental Studies No. 1 of the Freer Gallery of Art; Smithsonian Publication No. 2805.
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