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The Book of Tea

If you want to read something about the importance of tea in Japanese culture my treasured stand-by is the old version of The Book of Tea, (Cha no Hon) by … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE CENTURY OF SPICE TRADE

THE CENTURY OF SPICE TRADE WITH ASIA AND HOW IT INFLUENCED AND SHAPED THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF EUROPE AND ASIA. So much is written about international trade and how … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

WALTER SPIES: A LIFE IN ART

WALTER SPIES: A LIFE IN ART By John Stowell, 2012 The hardcover has 300 illustrations. There is also a Collector’s Edition in two volumes in wood box, 323 illustrations, 95 … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINA

A rare book, GEORGE LEONARD STAUNTON’S (1737-1801) “An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China”. LONDON,  1798, in two volumes, signs of wear. … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

O. du Sartel’s LA PORCELAIN DE CHINE-ORIGINES

It is rare that I can write about a special  book, a portfolio in this case, that comes from my own library  and that I  am offering for sale. I … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEXTILES ASIA JOURNAL

Published three times a year, with textile-related subjects. This is one of  my favorite magazines. The May 2013 issue had articles on bingata Japanese textiles, on the preservation and restoration … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

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June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment