The Sampans from Canton is an award-winning book consisting of 99 Chinese gouaches from the second half of the 18th century. In minute detail, they depict an entire community afloat on the water, with the various sampan vessels used for everything from the sale of fruit and religious ceremonies to warfare and thievery.
Together, these gouaches constitute one of the largest collections of hand-painted Chinese works preserved from this period.
The Sampans from Canton is available in a Bibliophile edition of 49 copies signed by the Chairman of Nordstjernan, Viveca Ax:son Johnson.
The limited edition consists of the book, in a silk-clad box, along with a separate print of one of the paintings in a silk-clad portfolio.
The Sampans from Canton
Bibliophile edition ISBN: 978-91-63972-03-4
Published: Autumn 2018
The Engelsberg series
The internationally renowned Engelsberg Seminar takes place every summer in Engelsberg, Sweden, with the participation of internationally distinguished public intellectuals, scholars and politicians. They address the most pressing issues of our time, such as Religion, Knowledge and Information, Russia and World Order. The Engelsberg Seminar has been labelled “the most intellectually stimulating conference in Europe”.
Each volume presents the most interesting and knowledgeable perspectives of today’s intellectuals, scholars and thinkers, considering each topic with a view to the past, the present and our common future. Each volume is published in Swedish and in English with a limited run of 25 copies and is hand bound by Leonard Gustafsson Bookbindery. The cover is made out of goatskin and handmade marbled paper from England. The title is gilt-stamped on the spine.
The Engelsberg series is available for sale through Bokförlaget Stolpe only.