ANTLER AND TONGUE. An Essay on Ancient Chinese Symbolism and its Implications.

First edition. Inscribed by the author. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper and grey card slipcase. Frontispiece and 15 full-page black and white photographic plates, numerous smaller tipped in black and white captioned photos and drawings throughout. A fine copy in the fine, slightly spine faded original dustwrapper. Housed in the sound, lightly worn and marked plain card slipcase. Supplementum XIII to Artibus Asiae.

Signed and inscribed by the author in black ink on the front endpaper. The author, an internationally recognised authority on Asian art, was from 1920-1933 curator at the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne. He emigrated to America in 1934 and was a professor of Chinese art at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. Provenance: from the library of Martin Stone.

Stock code: 16566


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