The Later Ceramic Wares of China.
Being the Blue and White, Famille Verte, Famille Rose, Monochromes, etc., of the K'ang Hsi, Yung Chêng, Chi'en Lung and Other Periods of the Ch'ing Dynasty.
London, Ernest Benn Ltd, 1925
Robert Lockhart Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of the Department of Ceramics and Ethnography at the British Museum and an authority on far eastern ceramics; he published numerous books and catalogues on the ceramic arts of China and the Far East, of which this in the deluxe format is definitely one of the most collectable.
First edition, deluxe format, number 1 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author; photographic colour frontispiece and 29 similar plates of which 9 folding and including 2 plates on one sheet, 50 half-tone plates, captioned tissue guards, hinges reinforced [?]as issued; publisher's brown pigskin with gilt roundel device to upper cover and lettered in gilt spine, t.e.g., others uncut, slightly rubbed at spine ends and fore-corners, but overall a very good, a handsome copy.
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