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Four Volume Siren on Chinese Sculpture  

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Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century: Over 900 Specimens in Stone, Lacquer and Wood, principally from Northern China

Sirén, Osvald


Ernest Benn (Vol. II by Scribner's)



4 volumes. Illustrated with 623 monochrome plates. 31½x21½cm (12x8½") pictorially gilt-stamped bevelled gray cloth, gilt-lettered spines. First Edition (Vol. II appears to be First American).

Osvald Sirén (1879-1966) was an art historian who lived in Sweden most of his life. He wrote works on Chinese gardens and painting, but this is by far his most important work, an impressive and weighty four tomes on the subject of Chinese sculpture.

Lot Amendments

Rubbing and general shelf wear, names to flyleaves of Vol. IV, otherwise very good and extremely scarce as a complete set.

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