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The Silk Road, Fabrics from the Han to the T'ang Dynasties, 1973.


The Silk Road, Fabrics from the Han to the T'ang Dynasties, 1973.

This large volume is bound in cream silk, embossed with a floral design on the front cover and gilt lettering to front and spine. Cover has been enclosed in clear plastic to form a pocket on the inside cover. With original card slipcase with embossed title. Slightly discolored.

This pocket contains a loose 12 page booklet written in Chinese. The book itself consists of 6 pages of description of the colour plates in Chinese plus approx 65 colour plates, all beautifully reproduced.

Published by China International Books/Wen Wu Publishing, Beijing in May 1973. Appears to be edited or produced on behalf of Xinjiang Museum/Museum of Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Near fine condition throughout.

Towards rear of book, a plate of Chinese characters carries the inscription of 84-344.

355mm high x 262mm wide x 14mm deep