Jade, Roger Keverne, Lorenz Books, 1995, Fine w/Near Fine DJ

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Keverne, Roger (Consultant Editor). Jade (London: Lorenz Books, 1995).
English, First U.S. Edition, a Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket, Near Fine overall, HC, 4to or fo, 13" x 9 1/2," 376 pp., including illustrations, Glossary, Bibliography, Notes, and Index.
ISBN: 1859671918

Fine black cloth-covered boards with small silver-foil decoration and silver-foil lettering on spine. Covers have slight wear to extremities, else clean and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Near Fine black paper dust jacket. Gilt lettering on front panel. White lettering on dust jacket spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing and light to moderate wear along edges and tips, else clean and intact. Dust jacket now protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with color illustrations and printed photographs. Comprehensive and beautiful monograph about the history and use of jade in different cultures. This book covers a diversity of subtopics about jade. Included herein are texts about Chinese jades during the Neolithic period; jades in subsequent Chinese historical periods such as the Han, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties; modern Chinese jade carvings; jades of Taiwan, Korea, and Japan; jades in New Zealand and other South Pacific cultures; Islamic and Mughal jades; European jades; North American and Canadian jades; jades in Central America; Russian jades; and jade source centers including Burma. Also included are texts that give advice about evaluating and appraising jades, a guide for buyers and collections; maps and diagrams, contemporary jade collections, a glossary of Chinese terminology, and a bibliography about jade.