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 EH60012: Frog Drum
Burmese Karen Frog Drum

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EH60012
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a fine smaller bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 8 frogs with bulging eyes placed in stacks of two at four equidistant points near the edge of the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with a 16 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, having 16 butterfly impressions in the crooks of the star, encircled  by 16 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, which are bordered by raised ripple ridges alternating between triple and double ridges all concentric to the center, these bands starting from the center can be identified as a chain of grain (bands 1, 5,8,11,14) double chains of grain (bands 2,6,9,12,15), ducks (bands 3,9,13), owls (band 4), a complex band of “fish filled birds” in sets of four alternating with 4 quarter sectioned lozenges all interspersed by twos with large rosettes (band 10), the final band without decoration having a braided ridge edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with a mix of triple and double ridges in 3 zones with die cast bands of radial rays, chains of grain, double chains of grain and vegetation, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, two unadorned relief “seams” equidistant from the handles. Under one handle a procession near the base of two elephants the first larger then the second.

Dark Variegated verdigris greenish bronze patina, pin holes on the body two repaired areas on the body where the casting was thin, minor surface scratches and discoloration to the sides consistent with age and use, overall fine condition. 
Measuring: 15-1/4 inches high x 21-7/8 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 29.5 lbs.
Mid 19th. Century.
$4600.
 
Ex Collection:
Michel Renard, Malta (purchased in Vientiane, Laos 1961).

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.
$4600.00
 
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 TA04188: Frog Drum
Burmese Karen Frog Drum

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TA04188
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a fine bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 8 frogs stacked in twos and placed at four equidistant points on the outer edge of the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with a 12 pointed high relief “star-of-foam”, having 12 die cast butterfly impressions in the crooks of the star, the star points touch the first set of triple ridges which alternate irregularly with double ridges resembling ripples that delineate concentrically the 20 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, starting from the center the designs can be identified as radial rays (bands 1,10,15,18), tiny raindrops (bands 2,3,16,17), continuous lozenge pattern (bands 4,8,14),  a complex pattern of three “fish filled birds”, alternating with three quarter sectioned lozenges having three circular appendages (bands 5,6,11,12), ducks (bands 7,13), thunder pattern (band 9), trellis pattern (band 19) and the outer band (band 20) mostly undecorated having 12 rosettes total ending with a raised braided edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with triple and double ridges in 3 zones with die cast bands in between of chain of grain, radial rays, raindrops, trellis pattern, and vegetation, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, two unadorned relief “seams” equidistant from the handles. 

The possibility exists that the original casting of this drum was meant to have stacks of three frogs around the tympanum, now only stacks of two exist. A variegated verdigris light greenish patina due to the probable high copper content of the material along with lime encrustations on the tympanum, one large hole with cracks  on the body under one of the handles, otherwise the overall surface patina is consistent with age and use,  fine condition with some losses. Note: It was customary for the Karen to bury pieces of a drum with the dead, for the drums were also used in funerary rites and it was believed that having a piece of bronze with the dead would protect the afterlife of the deceased. This drum may have had the missing frogs removed during just such a ritual.

Measuring: 18-1/8 inches high x 24-1/8 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 40.5 lbs.
Late 19th. Century.
$6000. 

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.
$6000.00
 
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 UH80001: Frog Drum
Burmese Karen Frog Drum

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UH80001
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 8 frogs stacked in twos and placed at four equidistant points on the outer edge of the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with a 12 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, the star points touch the first set of triple ridges resembling ripples that delineate concentrically the 15 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, starting from the center the designs can be identified as radial rays (bands 1,8,12), tiny raindrops (bands 2,6,7,13), trellis pattern (bands 3,14),  a complex pattern of three “fish filled birds”, alternating with three quarter sectioned lozenges (bands 4,9,10), ducks (bands 5,11), and the outer band (band 15) undecorated ending with a raised ridge and a braided edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with sets of triple ridges in 3 zones with 18 die cast bands in between of radial rays, raindrops, trellis pattern, vegetation and waves, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, two unadorned relief “seams” equidistant from the handles. Under one handle a braided stalk having a three dimensional procession, of two  elephants followed by three snails.  

The possibility exists that the original casting of this drum was meant to have stacks of three frogs around the tympanum, now only stacks of two exist, in addition it appears that three elephants were intended as well as three snails. Dark variegated verdigris greenish patina. One crack to the edge of tympanum, two frogs without heads, on the body pin holes and thin casting areas, some fortified and 4 cracks emanating from the base, one with some bronze loss, otherwise the overall surface patina is consistent with age and use,  good condition with some losses. Note: It was customary for the Karen to bury pieces of a drum with the dead, for the drums were also used in funerary rites and it was believed that having a piece of bronze with the dead would protect the afterlife of the deceased. This drum may have been consistently modified for balancing out the proportions  in having experienced just such a loss.
Measuring: 17-3/4 inches high x 22-1/8 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 29.5 lbs.
Late 19th. Century.
$4900. 

Ex Collection:
Mike Magerowski, Laurel, MD by descent from John Magerowski, Worcester, MA (purchased in Vientiane, Laos in the years between 1966 and 1970 while in service to the U.S. Department of State)

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.
$4900.00
 
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 UH80057: Frog Drum
Burmese Karen Frog Drum

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UH80057
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a small and early bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 4 frogs placed at four equidistant points on the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with an 8 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, having 8 butterfly impressions in the crooks of the star and and 25 double circles around the star, surrounded by 14 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, which are bordered by raised ridges alternating in patterns of single ridges and double ridges all concentric to the center, these pond ripples starting from the center can be identified as radial rays (bands 1, 6, 8 and 13), chains of grain (band 2), 35 ducks (band 3), 25 owls (band 4), double chains of grain (bands 5, 9 and 12), mixed bird, fish and rosettes (bands 7, 10 and 11), the final band without decoration having a braided ridge edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with alternating single and double ridges in 3 zones with die cast bands of radial rays, double chains of grain and waves, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, two unadorned relief “seams” equidistant from the handles.

Variegated verdigris greenish patina. Coarse casting of the tympanum resembling grit, of which there are some small pin holes on one small section of the outer edge, three repaired areas on the body midsection where the casting was thin, minor surface scratches and discoloration to the sides consistent with age and use, otherwise fine condition. 
Measuring: 12-3/4 inches high x 17-1/4 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Early 19th. Century.
$3600. 

Ex Collection:
A Massachusetts Private Collection

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.

$3600.00
 
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 UH80061: Frog Drum
Burmese Karen Frog Drum

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UH80061  
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a small bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond” (Cooler - Terrestrial sequence IV, category A). The Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain. 

This lost wax casting of a drum in bronze is ornamented with 4 frogs cast at four equidistant points on the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with an 8 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, having 8 butterfly impressions in the crooks of the star, surrounded by 15 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, which are bordered by raised ridges alternating in patterns of single, double and triple ridges, all concentric to the center, these pond ripples starting from the center can be identified as waves (band 1), chain of grain (bands 2, 4, 12), radial rays (bands 3, 8, 13), floating ducks (band 5), two eyed owls (band 6), double chains of grain (bands 7, 9), 2 peaked wing birds, 2 skeletal fish each with a rosette in between (bands 10 and 11), lozenges (band 14), the final band (15) without decoration having a braided plait edge. The broad frogs in relief have bulging eyes and a ridge back with pointed beaks and they straddle the ridges of bands 12 and 15. The sides of the drum are also decorated with multiple ridges in 3 zones dividing die cast bands of lozenges, radial rays, chains of grain, double chains of grain, waves and feathers. The side double strap handles on opposing sides attached with rows of decorative plaiting and additional circular decoration on the spine of each strap. The handles used to suspend the drum when struck. There are 2 mock relief “seams” equidistant from the handles.

Dark bronze patina, with verdigris highlights in the decoration. The tympanum having an edge “chip”, two repaired areas on the body midsection and near the base where the casting was thin, evidence of interior tuning, minor surface wear consistent with age and use, otherwise fine condition. 
Measuring: 14 inches high x 18-5/8 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 20 lbs.
18th. Century.
$3800. 

Ex Collection:
Private Collection, San Diego.

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.

$3800.00
 
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 UH80072: Frog Drum
Burmese Karen Frog Drum

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UH80072
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a fine large bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”(Cooler - Developmental Stage VII, Aerial Sequence, Category C three frogs, p.276)*, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 12 frogs stacked in threes located at four equidistant points on the outer edge of the tympanum wherein the bottom frogs straddle the two outer bands. The center of the tympanum is decorated with a crisp 12 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, the star points touch the first set of triple ridges resembling ripples that delineate concentrically the 16 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, starting from the center the designs can be identified as tiny raindrops (bands 1,2,7,9,13,14) radial rays (bands 3,6), chain of grain (bands 4, 10), flying birds in flocks of three alternating with sets of three rhomboid lozenges (bands 5,11,12), skyward looking ducks (band 8),  trellis (band 15) and the outer band undecorated (band 16) ending with one raised ridge and a braided edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with sets of triple ridges in 3 zones with 17 die cast bands in between of radial rays, raindrops, chain of grain and vegetal stalks, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, four relief “seams” equidistant from the placement of the frogs. Under one handle along the seam is three dimensional  procession lead down the side of the drum by a large elephant followed by two smaller elephants, followed by three snails. 
Variegated verdigris greenish bronze patina.

Condition: Fine casting overall  with light die cast detail, evidence of interior “tuning”, the body is thin and there is evidence of later fine restorations to possible tears or holes, most of which are under the opposing handle from thehandle with the  procession underneath it, otherwise the overall surface patina is consistent with age and use,  fine condition. 
Measuring: 19-1/2 inches high x 25 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 38.5 lbs.
Late 19th. Century.
$6900.

Provenance:
Private collection, New Jersey.

"The Magic Pond"
Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.
$6900.00
 
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 UH80171: Bronze Frog Drum
Burmese Karen Frog Drum

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UH80171
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a fine large bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”(Cooler - Developmental Stage VII, Aerial Sequence, Category C three frogs, p.276)*, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain. This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 12 frogs stacked in threes located at four equidistant points on the outer edge of the tympanum in a counter clockwise direction whereas the bottom frogs straddle the two outer bands. The center of the tympanum is decorated with a crisp 12 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, the star points overlap a ring of rosettes and touch the first set of triple ridges that alternate outward with double ridges, resembling ripples that delineate concentrically the 17 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, starting from the center, the designs can be identified as tiny raindrops (bands 1,3,7,9,15) radial rays (bands 2, 8, 14), continuous lozenge pattern (bands 4, 10, 16), skyward looking ducks (bands 5, 13), flying birds in flocks of three alternating with sets of three rhomboid lozenges (bands 6, 12), a ring of rosettes (band 11) and the outer band undecorated with the exception of a group of three rosettes between each set of frogs (band 17) ending with one raised ridge and a braided edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with sets of triple ridges alternating with double ridges in 3 zones with 19 die cast bands in between of radial rays, raindrops, continuous lozenge pattern and skyward looking ducks, side double strap braided handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, four relief “seams” equidistant from the placement of the frogs. Under one handle along the seam is a three dimensional  procession lead down the side of the drum on a vegetal stalk with curled fronds by a large elephant followed by two smaller elephants, followed by three snail curls decreasing in size headed in the opposite direction.

Verdigris greenish bronze patina indicating a high copper content. Evidence of residue relief bosses from the casting rods. Fine casting overall  with a slightly pitted tympanum surface and light die cast detail, evidence of interior “tuning”, the medium weight body has one pin hole and a minor small one inch tear near one of the seams, no evidence of restorations, otherwise the overall surface patina is even and consistent with age and use, overall fine condition. 
Measuring: 20 inches high x 25 inches in diameter.  (51cm x 63.5cm)
Weight: 45 lbs.
Late 19th Century.
$6400.

"The Magic Pond"
A Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August
29, 1979.
$6400.00
 
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002627180X: Bookshop: Japanese Prints and Western Painters
Japanese Prints and Western Painters Frank Whitford

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002627180X
Japanese Prints and Western Painters
Author: Frank Whitford
Publisher: Studio Vista, a division of Cassell & Collier Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York. First American Edition 1977.
Hardcover with dust jacket: 264 pages, 24 colour plates and 160 monochrome illustrations.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-02-627180-X
Printed in Great Britain
Size: 11” x 8-3/4” x 1-18”.
Shipping weight: 3lbs. (1373g.)
Condition: Used, dust jacket with sun bleaching, otherwise excellent condition.
$10.
$10.00
 
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003056073X: Bookshop: China 100 Years of Revolution, Salisbury
China 100 Years of Revolution, Salisbury

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003056073X
China 100 Years of Revolution
Author: Harrison E. Salisbury
Designed by Jean-Claude Suares
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York 1983 (first edition)
Hardcover with dust jacket: 256 pages, colour and monochrome plates, index.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-03-056073-X
Size: 12-1/4” x 9-1/2”
Shipping weight: 3.4 lbs.
Condition: Used, dust jacket creased, signs of age, use and wear, otherwise fine condition.
$5.
$5.00
 
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01395400137700 Bookshop: Japanese Festivals
Japanese Festivals, No. 13 of Hoikusha’s Color Books Series, Hideo Haga

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01395400137700
Japanese Festivals
No. 13 of Hoikusha’s Color Books Series
Author: Hideo Haga
Translator: Dr. Gordon Warner
Publisher: Hoikusha Publishing Co., Ltd., Osaka 1975 Seventh Edition
Softcover and clear ribbed plastic dust jacket: 134 pages. colour and monochrome illustrations.
Description: A calendar of 39 festivals celebrated in a year.
Language: English
Book Code Number: 01395400137700
Printed in Japan
Size: 5-7/8in. x 4-1/8in. 
Weight: 5oz. (140g.)
Condition: Used - Very Good, corners bumped, otherwise excellent condition.
$5.
$5.00
 
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01405111237: Bookshop: A Dictionary of Saints

The Penguin Dictionary of Saints, Donald Attwater


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01405111237

The Penguin Dictionary of Saints

Author: Donald Attwater

Publisher: Penguin  Books, London Second Edition revised and updated by Catherine Rachel John, 1983, 1988 Printing.

Paperback: 352 pages

ISBN: 01405111237

Language: English

Printed in Great Britain

Size: 7-3/4” x 5-1/8”.

Weight: 10oz. (270g.)

Condition: Used - Good, cover, slightly discolored, pages yellowed, some ink underlining otherwise good.

 

$5.

$5.00
 
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0295960760: Bookshop: Yo no Bi

Yo no Bi: Beauty of Japanese Folk Art William Jay Rathbun and Michael Knight


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0295960760

Yo no Bi: Beauty of Japanese Folk Art

Authors: William Jay Rathbun and Michael Knight

Publisher: University of Washington Press, Seattle 1983

Softcover: 132 pages, 179 entries with black-and-white images and an additional 8 colour plates.

Description: A Museum exhibition catalogue to accompany the exhibit by the same name held at the Seattle Art Museum June 16 - September 18, 1983

Language: English

Printed in USA

ISBN: 0295960760

10 in. x 10 in.

Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz. (520g.)

Condition: Used -Acceptable, cover rubbed and faded, overall edge wear, minor warping and center pages starting to separate from the binding otherwise complete and in good condition.

$10.

$10.00
 
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0295970871HK: Bookshop: The Eccentric Painters of Yangzhou
The Eccentric Painters of Yangzhou, Exhibition Oct. 20 - Dec. 15, 1990, Vito Giacalone, China House Gallery, China Institute in America, New York

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0295970871HK
The Eccentric Painters of Yangzhou
Exhibition Oct. 20 - Dec. 15, 1990
Author: Vito Giacalone
Publisher: China House Gallery, China Institute in America, New York 1990 first edition
Softcover: 92 pages, an exhibition catalogue of 32 entries with black-and-white illustrations and 9 colour plates
Language: English
ISBN: 0295970871
Printed in Hong Kong
Size: 11-1/8 in. x 8 -1/8in 
Weight: 14oz. (400g.)
Condition: Used - Very Good, cover  with minor rubbing, otherwise excellent condition.
Ex Libris Camilla Knapp, Massachusetts.
$13.
$13.00
 
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0297780352 Bookshop: The Great Japan Exhibition

The Great Japan Exhibition: Art of the Edo Period 1600-1868, William Watson, The Royal Academy of Arts


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0297780352

The Great Japan Exhibition: Art of the Edo Period 1600-1868

Editor: William Watson

Publisher: The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1981

Softcover: 365 pages, 412 entries all pictured in colour or black & white illustrations.

Description: Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London: Part I, Oct. 24 - Dec. 20, 1981 and Part II, Dec. 28 - Feb. 21, 1982. Exhibition organized by the Royal Academy and the Japan Foundation.

Language: English

ISBN: 0297780352

Printed in England

11 in. x 8-1/2 in.

Weight 3 lbs.  (1350g.)

Condition: Used - Good, minor cover lamination shelf wear, pages slightly yellowed around perimeter due ot age and sun exposure, otherwise fine.

$10.

$10.00
 
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0312133839HK: Bookshop: The Chinese Garden
The Chinese Garden: History, Art & Architecture, Maggie Keswick & Charles Jenkins

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0312133839HK
The Chinese Garden: History, Art & Architecture
Authors: Maggie Keswick & Charles Jenkins
Publisher: St. Martins Press, New York USA edition 1986 second revised
Softcover: 216 pages, black-and-white illustrations and colour plates
Language: English
ISBN: 0312133839
Printed in Hong Kong
Size: 12 in. x 9-1/4 in 
Weight: 2lbs. 12oz. (1240g.)
Condition: Used - Very Good, cover with minor rubbing, otherwise excellent condition.
Ex Libris Camilla Knapp, Massachusetts.
$5.
$5.00
 
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0312254997: Bookshop: The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie
The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie

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0312254997
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: A Novel
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Picador USA, New York, 2000.
Paperback: 575 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-312-25499-7
Size: 8-1/4” x 5-1/2”.
Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz. (540 g.)
Condition: Used, page edges slightly yellowed, signs of wear and age, otherwise fine condition.
$5.
$5.00
 
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0312439431: Bookshop: Jade, Pat Barr
Jade, Pat Barr

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0312439431
Jade: A Novel of China
Author: Pat Barr
Description: Spanning forty of the nineteenth century's most turbulent years, JADE captures the rich variety of the Celestial Empire: the harsh formality and exotic sensuality of a traditional Chinese household, the bleak Puritanism of missionary outposts, the narrow-minded bigotry and social frivolity of the Westernised treaty ports, the pioneer's rewards and risks of trading up the Yangtze, the idealistic optimism of the young intellectuals of Peking. Amid it all are the signs of an ancient and regal civilisation crumbling around the edges, soon to be swept away forever by the tides of history. An epic story teeming with unforgettable characters and vivid locales, set against one of the most thrilling periods of history, JADE ranks with the great panoramic sagas of recent years, from THE FAR PAVILIONS to NOBLE HOUSE, DYNASTY, and SPRING MOON. Invariably exciting, and moving as only the best fiction can be, JADE is a novel to read and remember, a story whose power and charm will linger with its readers long after its last page is turned.
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1982 First Edition
Hardcover with dust jacket: 597 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-312-43943-1
Size: 9-1/2” x 6-3/8”.
Weight: 2 lbs. 5 oz. (1040 g.)
Condition: Used, dust jacket edges worn, otherwise excellent condition.
$5.
$5.00
 
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0371862HK: Bookshop: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting: Supplement

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting in the National Palace Museum: Supplement 1973


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0371862HK

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting in the National Palace Museum: Supplement

Published by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan ROC 1973

Hardcover, plastic dust jacket and slipcover: 115 pages, 50 entries in colour

Description: A supplement to the 1969 publication of the same title including 50 additional masterpieces of Chinese painting.

Language: Chinese / English

Size: 11-1/4 in x 8-5/8 in.

Weight: 2lbs. 3oz. (970g.)

Condition: Used-Like New, slip cover minor wear the rest excellent.

Ex Libris Camilla Knapp, Mass.

$30.

$30.00
 
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0375400117: Bookshop: Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

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0375400117
Memoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1998 (Eleventh printing)
Hardcover: 434 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-375-40011-7
Size: 9-1/2” x 6-1/2”.
Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz. (800 g.)
Condition: Used, excellent condition.
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0375703829: Bookshop: Silk , Alessandro Baricco
Silk , Alessandro Baricco

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Silk
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Translator:Guido Waldman
Publisher: Vintage Books, New York 1998. First English translation, The Harvill Press, London 1997. Italian original, R.C.S. Libri & Grandi Opere, Milan 1996.
Paperback: 91 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-375-70382-9
Size: 8” x 5-1/8”.
Weight: 5 oz. (130 g.)
Condition: Used - excellent condition.
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0385093764HK: Bookshop: An Introduction to Haiku
An Introduction to Haiku: An Anthology of Poems and Poets from Basho to Shiki, Harold G. Henderson

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An Introduction to Haiku: An Anthology of Poems and Poets from Basho to Shiki
Translator: Harold G. Henderson
Commentator: Harold G. Henderson
Publisher: Doubleday Anchor Books, Garden City, NY 1958
Paperback: 179 pages.
Description: Harold G. Henderson was, from 1927 to 1929, the Assistant to the Curator of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art. In 1930 he went to Japan, where he lived the following three years. On his return to this country he joined the faculty at Columbia University, where he taught Japanese and initiated a course in the history of Japanese art. He retired in 1955. His published works include The Bamboo Broom, Surviving Works of Sharaku (with Louis V. Ledoux), and A Handbook of Japanese Grammar. He has also translated H. Minamoto's Illustrated History of Japanese Art, etc. 
Language: English, French, German
ISBN: 038509376
Printed in USA
Size: 8-1/2 in. x 5-1/2 in. 
Weight: 9oz. (260g.)
Condition: Used - Very Good, Minor cover wear otherwise excellent condition.
Ex Libris: Camilla Knapp, Massachusetts
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0385156316: Bookshop: Eastern Definitions
Eastern Definitions: A Short Encyclopedia of Religions of the Orient with term from Hinduism, Sufism, Buddhism, Islam, Zen, Tao, the Sikhs, Zoroastrianism and other Eastern religions, Edward Rice

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Eastern Definitions: A Short Encyclopedia of Religions of the Orient with term from Hinduism, Sufism, Buddhism, Islam, Zen, Tao, the Sikhs, Zoroastrianism and other Eastern religions
Author: Edward Rice
Publisher: Anchor Books, New York 1980.
Paperback: 433 pages, some black & white illustrations.
ISBN# 0-385-15631-6
Printed in USA
Size: 8-1/8” x 5-3/8” x 1-1/4”
Weight: 1lb. 2oz. (500g.)
Condition: Used - Like New
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0393050424: Bookshop: Death of Visnu, Manil Suri
Death of Visnu, Manil Suri

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The Death of Visnu: A Novel
Author: Manil Suri
Publisher: WW. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 2001 (first edition)
Hardcover with dust jacket: 295 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-393-05042-4
Size: 9-1/2” x 6-1/2”.
Weight: 1 lb. 7 oz. (640 g.)
Condition: Used, excellent condition.
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0394170741: Bookshop: World Within Walls, Donald Keene
World Within Walls, Donald Keene

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World Within Walls: Japanese Literature of the Pre-Modern Era, 1600-1867
Author: Donald Keene
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc., New York, 1978.
Paperback: 606 pages including glossary and index.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-394-17074-1
Size: 9-1/4” x 6-1/8”.
Weight: 2 lbs. 2 oz. (950 g.)
Condition: Used - cover edges worn, page edges yellowed, otherwise fine condition.
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