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"among the finest reproductions that have ever been made from Chinese paintings"

Ecke, Gustav Chinese Painting in Hawaii. In the Honolulu Academy of Arts and in private collections. Honolulu Honolulu Academy of Arts 1965
First edition. Three volumes, one text and two portfolios of loose plates, 4to (31.5 x, ), pp.xvii, [1, blank], 406, 40 plates, some mounted and in colour, 100 figures, many folding. No.418 of 550 copies only. Bound in original linen, with slipcase. Slipcase cracked along one edge. Contents leaf of second portfolio with a single tear, text unaffected. Bindings, text, and plates otherwise in fine condition. This book is heavy and may incur additional postage.

A superbly produced record of the collection assembled by the German art historian Gustav Ecke (1896-1971) for the Honolulu Academy; his final published work and an effective introduction to the range of Chinese paintings. In the words of James Cahill's review: "among the finest reproductions that have ever been made from Chinese paintings" (Archives of Asian Art XXI).