19 - 20 September 2013
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
SIREN, Osvald. Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century. London: Ernest Benn, Limited, 1925.
4 volumes, 4o. Text in one volume (scant spotting); over 600 photographic plates in 3 volumes. Original cloth (rubbed, scant spotting, some pen marks).
FIRST EDITION. Sirén's work is illustrated by over 600 plates highlighting over 900 specimens in stone, bronze, lacquer, and wood. These plates are arranged chronologically, based on inscriptions, dates, and historical records where possible. Within that framework, Sirén included other undated examples which closely correspond in style to the sculptures he could date with more certainty. (4)
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