Please be noticed that the book’s cover could be either dark coffee color or light yellow color, due to different batches by the publishers. All the contents are the same in all the books. The puerh cake in the picture is a 100g one, for size comparison and is not included in the sale. The best yixing art book ever! A book dominated by pictures and doesn’t require any language proficiency! It’s probably the best Yixing book ever, and the Yixing art works showed in this book are probably the best you would find in a book. It’s a book in Chinese. But I would like to introduce this book to Yixing fans in any country because this book has very little text and primarily composed of pictures. Basically you don’t have to “read” to “watch” this book. Typical pages of the book are as showed by the last 4 pictures of this listing. They are dominated by photographs of yixing art works, with little to none text. The pages such as the one showed in the third picture are about the most text-dense pages in the book. Out of the 400 pages, there are about 26 pages with a mix of text and pictures. All the rest are primarily composed of pictures as showed in other photos of this listing. This is why we are confident that this book could be the best reference book of yixing for any yixing lover who speaks any language. In China, many Yixing fans call this book “the bible of Yixing”, for a number of good reasons: First of all, this book is edited by Gu Jingzhou , the most recent “Godfather” of Yixing. Secondly, this book has more than 500 nice photos of yixing ware (mostly teapots but also including vases, plant pots, and yixing sculptures). Each of them was hand picked and carefully inspected by Gu Jingzhou himself. Many of them are from collection of top-notch museums or the best yixing collectors. I can’t imagine there could be another book with this number and this level of yixing image collection. Thirdly, this book was made in planned-economy era. That’s also why a second book of this level of image collection is not likely to be seen in the current commercialized society. This book was published in 1992. There is a Hong Kong version and a Taiwan version (same contents, different covers). This one is the Hong Kong version by Hong Kong San Lian Publishing House, third print made in 1996. It’s a book that is not rare, but is no longer printed. It’s not wanted by everybody, but those who want it can’t always easily find it. Therefore, we are able to, and would love to, provide it to yixing lovers worldwide, at the best price that we can offer. The page size is about the size of A4 office supply printing paper. The book is big, 400 pages, 5 lb. Due to the years of warehousing and international transportation, we can’t guarantee each copy of the book is spotless new. There might be some small dents at the corners or on the cover. But over all the book looks new, as seen on the pictures of this page. The hard cover of the book also protects it quite well through storage and transportation. This book is from the third print in Hong Kong in 1996. The other one is Taiwan first print. If putting the two books side by side, I somewhat think the Taiwan first print looks better than this Hong Kong third print. But the difference is rather small and I don’t know if it’s a “placebo effect”. The two books are all the same except for the cover and publisher page. I’m not optimistic for getting either print for the same price in future years. Local pick-up option is available during weekend days at locations close to item location. The item “Chinese yixing purple clay zisha Atlas Picture Book Limited Ed. By Gu Jingzhou” is in sale since Saturday, April 25, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques”. The seller is “gingko_seto” and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Switzerland, Brazil, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, China, Thailand, Bolivia, Ecuador, Iceland, Jordan, Luxembourg, Russian federation.
- Region of Origin: China
- Original/Reproduction: Original