Lot 15 of 319:
1000 Buddhas grotto on the silk road  

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Title:
The Grotto Art of China: The Mogao Grottos [sic] of Dunhuang

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Place:
Tokyo

Publisher:
Heibonsha Limited, Publishers

Date:
1980-1982

Description:

5 volumes in 6. Text in Japanese. With numeroous color plates. 29.7x21.5 cm (11¾x8"), cloth, slipcases with wrap-around bands, 4 with glassine. 

Scholarly and superbly illustrated examination of the Mogao Caves, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes or Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, a system of 492 temples) southeast of of Dunhuang, an oasis located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China. With English title and list of plates at the end of Vol. V, noting on the title page that the work was "Compiled and edited by the Dunhuang Institute for Cultural Relics." Also that "This Japanese edition has been published by Heibonsha in cooperation with Wensu Publishers in China, who will publish a Chinese edition." 

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Condition:
Some minor wear to glassine and wrap-around bands; else fine.


 
Item number:
318596
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