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One book wasn't worth sharing, but I noticed this art of "The Ten Ox-Herding Songs" in there - by a poet called Karasumaru Mitsuhiro. Managed to find the full thing hi-res on another page, so here it is, open to treat your eyes
It also has a page on the met site, but the images appear smaller. There is however a short paragraph that gives some information/context, so i'll link it anyway:

More amazing Chinese art - specifically landscapes here. But! It also has a bunch of colophons, which are beautiful in their own right (pictured)

"Cultivated Landscapes: Chinese Paintings"

Not generally the kinda thing I read, but probably interesting/is short enough.

Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color

Another really fun find. Total nursery colour-pallette overload

"Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300–1500 "

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Again, an old book - shame it's not in colour, but sometimes there's some value in being denied that and focusing on form instead. Either way, it's got some a neat guide (I think.) to various symbols.

"Chinese Textiles: An Introduction to the Study of their History, Sources, Technique, Symbolism, and Use "

Constantly delighted by the stuff I'm coming across here. Here's something I see a lot but don't think about much. This'll likely be one of the ones I actually read rather than just scour for pictures. Focuses on all kinds of elements, big and small, schematics etc.

"A Chinese Garden Court "

Mostly pictures of chess pieces, but some of different baords too. A incredible variety of styles!

"Chess: East and West, Past and Present. "

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A fencing league, a real collection of rogues and assassins, but our rapiers are in storage. We duel with compliments. Every blush is proof a blow struck true. Beware the duelist with a pocket full of love notes, friend.

Okay, MORE sword stuff. (once I get through these, I can compile seperate posts/lists of things by genre!)
These are mostly text-and diagram (from 1929), but seem pretty simple/fun to read!
Also, check out those buttocks.

"Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords"
"Catalogue of European Daggers, 1300-1800"

Nearly skipped past this, but glad I didn't. Lots of really beautiful reliefs on stones and marble. For some reason I find these really evocative (again, may be the inner magpie)

"Cameo Appearances"

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My mind goes weird places when i'm stressed out and at a drink and draw.

Okay, this one looks like I might find it interesting. I'd actually love to learn Mandarin (or some other Chinese language) but I know it's something as I'll never do as I already struggle with German and Swedish, despite both being heavily related to English.
It's a bit interspersed with other stuff, but there's a lot about Chinese writing in here, so I should enjoy it.

"Beyond Representation: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Eighth–Fourteenth Century "

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This one naturally is all about the incredible helmet designs
(it's not, there's a bunch of other stuff in there, but that's definitely the highlight)

"Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156–1868"

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Holy crap, loads of beautiful illuminated manuscripts. I just came across a bit of script here which I'm in love with (pictured, along with something more representational of the book's content)

"The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry "

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