Museum of Fine Arts, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Early
TOMITA, KOJIRO. Portfolio of Chinese Paintings in the Museum (Han to Sung Periods) Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1938. Folio measuring 48x34 cm (about 19x14 inches), second and best edition, pp. 25, 151 collotype plates, 3 additional plates for index in Chinese, tan fold-up folio with green lettering stamped on upper panel and spine, Tomita's text in English. With the bookplate of Henry Trubner, the late curator and author on Asian art. First edition was issued in 1933 with 144 plates; this second edition raised the total to 151 to show recent acquisitions. Arntzen & Rainwater, M522: "A compendium of large, excellent plates." OCLC records several in institutional libraries, but both editions are scarce in the private marketplace. Condition of this folio Covers sunned and darkened in spots, with some staining on the inside. Leaves and plates clean, with light toning, images fine. Overall near fine; best copy I've seen. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text is in multiple languages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; China; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53849.