Hobson, R. L.; Hetherington, A. L.
Title The Art of the Chinese Potter from the Han Dynasty to the End of the Ming
Binding Decorative Boards
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Type Limited Edition
Edition First American Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher New York, New York, U.S.A. Alfred A. Knopf 1923
Seller ID 006811
This edition was limited to 1,500 numbered copies, of which 500 were reserved for the USA. This is copy No. 838. T.E.G. With xx and 20 numbered pages of text. Followed by 152 plates, many of which are full page, most in color and the remainder in B&W. Most of the plates with tissue guards, and the plates and guards are in near fine condition. 11.25 x 8.75 inches. Half-parchment, including the spine and the corners. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and with noticeably bumped upper corners. Fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The boards with a gorgeous Japan-paper in a checkerboard design of soft purple and soft green. The boards are very thick. Some shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards, and with rubbing here and there along the fore edge and the top edge. The off-white parchment generally in very good condition though somewhat age-darkened. Note that the front gutter is cracked along the entirety. Nevertheless, the text block remains well bound in, owing to very strong inside hinges original to the book There is a 1/2 x 1/4 inch blemish on the half title page, as if a tape residue, fairly trivial. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. Scarce in any condition. Somewhat rare and hard to find.