In Literature and the Arts
by James Lord Bowes
This extremely valuable reference work remains a fundamental resource for all students, scholars, connoisseurs, and collectors of Japanese art and literature. First published in London in 1882, it is divided into three parts: 1) pottery; 2) illuminated manuscripts and printed books; and 3) lacquer, cloisonné enamels, metal, wood, and ivory. Containing over one thousand illustrations of marks and seals in its 380 pages, it includes charts of both zodiacal cycles and reign periods. With original copies commanding from $400 to $1200, this essential tool for collectors and specialists is now available in a reasonably priced, soft-cover format.
James Lord Bowes was a noted Japan scholar and art collector, President of the Liverpool Art Society, and co-author, with architect George A. Audsley, of Keramic Art of Japan.
380 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
Japanese art / Art reference