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Photographer:William B. Gruber (Inventor of the VIEW-MASTER)
Author:Harry M. Garner / Margaret MedleySubject:Art & Photography
Publication Year:1969Country/Region of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Language:EnglishTopic:Chinese Art Documentation with VIEW-MASTER Reels
Special Attributes:1st Edition / 1st Printing, Limited EditionFormat:Woven Cloth-Bound Hardcover

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Original published price was $1249.50

_________       CHINESE ART       ____________

In Three-Dimensional Colour


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 ______       Harry M. Garner / Margaret Medley       ______



______       1st Edition / 1st Printing       ______



Complete 4-Volume Set


CHINESE ART IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL COLOUR - 4-volume hardcover book set in brand new condition with the following specifics:

    • Title: Chinese Art In Three-Dimensional Colour
    • Author: Harry M. Garner / Margaret Medley
    • Published for The Gruber Foundation
    • Published by: The Asia Society, Inc.
    • Copyright Year: 1969
    • Edition: 1st Edition / 1st Printing - 1969
    • Limited Edition: The copyright page states that 1000 copies of this edition have been printed. But, research into this project suggests that due to the death of a key principle related to this project...a number much less than 1000 copies were actually produced. 
    • Photography: Images appearing on all of the VIEW-MASTER reels were photographed by William B. Gruber (Inventor of the VIEW-MASTER) and Rupert P. Leach.
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Woven cloth-bound hardcover
    • Printed in Great Britain by Lonsdale and Bartholomew (London, England)
    • Includes original biographical tri-fold pamphlet laid-in inside front cover of Volume 1.
    • Extremely rare Chinese Art in Three-Dimensional Colour published by The Gruber Foundation of Portland, Oregon consisting of 4 volumes of green linen-covered hardbound binding with each volume housed in its own durable slipcase.
    • Each of the 180 View-Master reels are mounted in folio-pockets attached to the inside of the front and rear covers of each volume. This unique edition was a private project by the inventor of the View-Master system, William B. Gruber, who also took most of the over twelve hundred images and financed the production on his own expenses.
    • Originally it was planned to print only 1,000 sets but since Mr. Gruber died before the first book was released his wife Norma Gruber had to finish the work. In order to be able to finance her late husbands dream, she founded the The Gruber Foundation, Inc. and only about 300 sets have been produced. In 1969 a set of the Chinese Art sold for $400 Dollars and mainly went to institutions like the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

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    • Complete 4-Volume Set
    • Each Volume is housed in its own original, separate slipcase.
    • All 180 of the original VIEW-MASTER reels are present.
    • Volumes 1, 2 and 3 consist of 44 VIEW-MASTER reels and Volume 4 consist of 48 VIEW-MASTER reels.
    • Volumes 2, 3 and 4 are still publisher sealed...Volume 1 was opened only to verify copyright and publisher information and to take photos for this listing.
    • This complete 4-Volume Set is in brand new, immaculate condition.
    • This complete 4-Volume Set has been securely stored away all of these years.
    • Securely packaged and shipped to you.


    ********** This listing is for the complete 4-Volume book set only. The VIEW-MASTER viewer can be obtained separately **********