Ceramics Rare The Bookshop
Limited edition, this copy out of series and inscribed by the artist, small 8vo (19 x 14.5 cm); illustrated with 22 phototypes of which 6 are coloured in pochoir by Saudé, with tissue guards, some pages uncut, signed in ink on the upper fly leaf, original printed thick wrappers, an excellent example.£550
Folio; half-title and and title printed in red & black, 50 stunning chromolithographed plates heightened with gold, captioned tissue guards, occasional marginal soiling or browning, a few guards frayed at edges, two with corner section missing, otherwise very good; publisher's two-tone green cloth, professionally restored at extremities, all edges gilt.£1,900
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 [ý]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, handsome copy.£1,950
DU HALDE, Jean Baptiste.Description Géographique, Historique, Chronologique, Politique et Physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie Chinoisie.
4 volumes, folio (42.6 x 27.8 cm). Title-pages printed in red and black. Engraved title vignettes by M. Baquoy after A. Humbolt, 4 engraved head-pieces after Humbolt, 65 engraved plates, the majority of these maps, many folding or double-page (a few with contemporary outline-colouring), by Delahaye, Desbrulins, and Fonbonne after Humblot, Lucas, Le Parmentier and others, engraved and woodcut initials, woodcut head-pieces. (first half title creased with paper flaw to lower outer corner, some occasional pale spotting or minor browning, minor marginal hole in Aaaaaa1.) Contemporary French mottled calf, sides with central gilt-stamped arms, spines in seven compartments with six raised bands, each with red and brown gilt-lettered lettering pieces in two compartments, gilt-decorated panels in the rest, small repairs to extremities, a very handsome set.£35,000