Early Indian Sculpture.
First edition. Bachhofer was one of the generation of German sinologists who were forced to emigrate under the Nazis. He taught at Munich University until 1935, and also worked at the Munich Museum für Völkerkunde. Denied the Associate Professorship at Munich as his wife was Jewish, he emigrated to America becoming Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago. Here Bachhofer studies the chronological development of Indian sculpture with particular attention to “one of the most important questions of Buddhistic iconography, the Buddha representation in North-West, North and South India.” This is an uncommon and superbly produced monograph, the collotypes made by Bruckmann of Munich, the binding by Hübel and Denck of Leipzig.
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Two volumes, folio. Original orange half morocco on tangerine linen boards, green morocco label, spine gilt, top edge gilt. 161 collotype plates. Some foxing to the plates, cloth a little spotted, some scuffing at the extremities.