(西域長城藝毯圖錄) Art Rugs from Silk Route and Great Wall Areas
(李汝寬) Lee Yu-kuan
Price: 500.00 USD
(東京) Tokyo: Oriental House Limited, 1980. Large Folio. (8) 246 (2)pp. Original illustrated dust jacket over light brown cloth with gilt stamped illustration on cover housed in cardboard box with black lettering on label of cover. Textured brown endpapers. Errata sheet laid in. "This book represents an accumulation of information acquired personally by one who has specialized in the art of Chinese rugs for the last fifty years" (author). The elaborate work, considered to be one of the most important studies of Chinese antique rugs, includes chapters on fundamentals, techniques colors, designs, usage, identification, and figures, the makers of rugs in antiquity, and maps identifying origin of the rugs. Illustrated with 123 mostly color plates of rugs followed by a chapter on the various types of production, e.g. felt, flat weaves, silk pile rugs and K'e-ssu, wool pile and Royal and civilian rugs with references to the images presented on the plates. Includes 15 appendixes and a bibliography. Handwritten title on side of cardboard box. DJ lightly rubbed. Box, dj, binding and interior in very good condition. First edition. vg.