A DESCRIPTIVE AND ILLUSTRATIVE CATALOGUE OF CHINESE BRONZES, by A.G. Wenley - 1946

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A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes

by A.G. Wenley

Scarce. A catalog of the Chinese bronzes that were acquired during the administration of John Ellerton Lodge for the Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institute. Highlight include 50 B&W plates, a frontis of John Ellerton Lodge, a chronology, a bibliography, the bronzes listed in numerical order and the catalog. The bronzes are given a full description and are illustrated from multiple angles. 108 pages with index. 10.5" by 14.25".

Published by: Smithsonian Institute. Washington, D.C. 1946.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Brown cloth boards feature design and lettering in gilt.
  • Brown cloth boards show a few light smudges to front with top corners bumped. Overall very nice.
  • Corners are lightly bumped.
  • Spine features text and design in gilt.
  • Spine head and tail are pushed.
  • Shadowing to pastedowns and endpapers otherwise interior is very clean.
  • Lower corner of page 43 is folded.
  • Gentle creasing to top corners of pages, likely from general use.
  • Top portion of pages are lightly wrinkled.
  • Binding is pliant though secure.
  • No writing, highlighting, underlining or other intentional marks.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20160926

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Subject: Reference
Topic: Asian
Original/Facsimile: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Publisher: Smithsonian Insititute
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Year Printed: 19460000
Author: A.G. Wenley
Region: North America
Language: English and Chinese
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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