Lot 276 of 515:
WITHDRAWN - Four Volume Siren on Chinese Sculpture  

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Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

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WITHDRAWN - Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century: Over 900 Specimens in Stone, Lacquer and Wood, principally from Northern China

Author:
Sirén, Osvald

Place:
London

Publisher:
Ernest Benn (Vol. II by Scribner's)

Date:
1925

Description:

WITHDRAWN - 4 volumes.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.


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


 
Item number:
292580d
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