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(CHINA; ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS.)

The Chinese Exhibition.

A Commemorative Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, November 1935 - March 1936.

London, Faber and Faber, 1936 Stock Code: 130464
£1,500.00
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First edition, first impression, of the commemorative catalogue of the Royal Academy's Chinese exhibition of 1935-6, the most important exhibition of Chinese art ever exhibited in Britain. The Chinese government loaned 800 objects, including 352 ceramics, some which of a type never before seen in the country. The exhibition helped to establish in western scholarship the neat division of the history of Chinese art into the respective dynasties, a division which is now increasingly questioned.

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Description

Quarto. Original pink cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece, 160 black and white photographic plates.

Condition

Military presentation inscription dated 1944 (from "E Company") to front free endpaper. Cloth bright, dust jacket lightly soiled with some creasing, chipping and short closed tears around extremities. Overall a very good copy in the scarce dust jacket.

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