Osvald Siren, A History of Early Chinese Art: Architecture, 1930 first edition
Osvald Siren, A History of Early Chinese Art: Architecture, 1930 first edition.
Published by Ernest Benn Ltd, London, 1930.
Very good condition. In original blue cloth binding. A large volume (larger than some of the other Benn volumes on Chinese art of this period). Cover is very good overall with some signs of shelfware and a few scuff marks to spine and rear. Minor bumping to extremities.
Text is near fine. Endpapers and text are clean and bright throughout. The beautiful full page plates have printed tissue guards, which have the usual age discoloration.
A very scarce volume indeed of very high quality.
xiii + 77pp + 120 full page plates.
324mm high x 237mm wide x 55mm deep.