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Extensive survey of ancient Chinese art

Sirén, Osvald A History of early Chinese art. Volume I: The Prehistoric and pre-Han Periods. London Ernest Benn, Limited 1929
First edition. 4to (32.5 x 23.5 cm), pp.xiii, [i], 75, [1, blank], [4], 108 collotype plates, each with tissue guard and printed caption, illustrations to text. One of four volumes only. A very good copy in original cloth. Small cancelled stamp of the University of London to front free endpaper.

The first volume of an important survey of ancient Chinese art by the eminent Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879-1966). The illustrations depict objects from public and private collections in China, Europe, and North America.