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Author Name    Hobson, R. L.

Title   Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, An Account of the Potter's Art in China from Primitive Times to the Present Day, Vol. I

Binding   Decorative Boards

Book Condition   Very Good Minus

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Type   Limited Edition

Edition   First British Edition

Size   8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Publisher   London, England Cassell and Company 1915

Seller ID   007200

Please note that this is Volume I only of a two-volume set. Presumed first printing of the first edition, 1915. Printed by Cassell and Company, London, and presumed bound in England. This is no. 787 of 1,500 copies, so stated on the limitation page. NOT ex-library. In the original medium-duty binding. Heather tan buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering and design to the front board and to the spine. Also with an attractive blind-stamped border to the front board. Exceptionally clean and well-preserved binding with just a trace of fingering marks. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and a moderate bump to the bottom front corner. Text block firmly bound in but book is moderately cocked. 9.5 x 7 inches. T.E.G. With xxx and 227 numbered pages of text, plus unnumbered pages of plates. With 58 plates, 24 of which are in color. [In the two-volume set there are 136 plates, 40 of which are in color.] Heavy coated stock for the plates. The frontispiece plate with tissue guard, the guard with lettering describing the plate. No writing, staining, or internal foxing observed, save for a few pages with faint age-spotting, trivial. Neatly pasted on to the front pastedown is a a very small and crisp emblem in the style of a rooster head, as if part of an escutcheon. On the rear pastedown in the top corner appears a very small and discreet paste-on stamp from a San Francisco bookseller. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. Somewhat scarce. A heavy book. Chapter XVII is a valuable resource on marks and includes B&W illustrations of various marks, including reign names, Ming emperors, hall-marks, potters' names, and marks of commendation.

Price = 995.00 USD


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