2001 VOYAGE TO THE WORLD OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY Ho Tong-hwa SIGNED & INSCRIBED 1st


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VOYAGE TO THE WORLD OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY. By Ho Tong-hwa (Huh Dong-hwa), Director of the Museum of Korean Embroidery; with essays by a number of experts on Korean Embroidery. Lavishly Produced, Gorgeously Illustrated, Large Format Book in Folding Case. Published by the MUSEUM OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY, Seoul, Korea, 2001. First (and only) edition. Text in Korean and English. SIGNED and INSCRIBED in KOREAN by the AUTHOR, Ho Dong-hwa, on the title page. The author has put HIS CHOP beside his inscription. Large Format Hardcover Book, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling to the front cover and spine, 10.5 x 14.5 inches, textured silver endpapers, 323 pages plus a Colophon page, housed in a matching blue paper covered folding case. The book contains 38 pages of Essays in English, followed 168 Color Plates on 218 pages (some plates double page), followed by 38 pages of Essays in Korean, followed by an Explanation of the Works (each of the 168 plates is described, this section in Korean only), followed by a Bibliographical Chronology of Huh Dong-hwa in English and Korean, and ending with the Colophon Page. The gorgeous 168 Color Plates, illustrated on 218 pages, are divided into the following four categories: FOLDING SCREEN EMBROIDERY; WRAPPING CLOTH; COSTUME AND EVERYDAY ARTICLES EMBROIDERY; and BUDDHISM EMBROIDERY. Condition: FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE case that just has slight wear to a couple corner tips. A BEAUTIFUL COPY. SCARCE and LOVELY.
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