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"Pre-Columbian Art" Book, First Edition


“Pre-Columbian Art” book, New York: Phaidon Publishers, Inc., 1957. First edition hardcover with skip case. 285 pp. A beautiful vintage coffee table book cataloguing Robert Woods Bliss' collection of Pre-Columbian art. Bliss fell in love with the art and started collecting it while visiting Paris in 1912. His collection is at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. It includes carved and pottery figurines, masks, jewelry, pottery, textiles and much more. The book includes 270 illustrations and a catalogue of the 373 pieces in the vast collection.


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    Good. slip-case shows signs of age, book is in excellent condition.
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    H 13.25 in. x W 9.75 in. x D 1.25 in.

    H 33.66 cm x W 24.77 cm x D 3.18 cm

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