An extremely rare book. "Chinese paintings of past dynasties - Collection of Paintings in the Forbidden City Museum" Vol. II. "中国历代绘畫 故宫博物院藏画集 II".
Written entirely in Chinese in 1981, this coffee table book was published by the People's Fine Arts Publishing House, only in Beijing. Vol. II covers the Song Dynasty (960–1279). 132 pages of extraordinary paintings in the Forbidden City Museum's collection and 15 pages of annotations and descriptions of the history.
13" x 15" hardcover with dust jacket and a paper sleeve.
In good condition, with only very small wrinkles. No marking inside.