Title La Céramique Chinoise, De l'époque des Han a l'époque des Ming (206 av. J.- C.-1643), ditto. De l'époque de K'ang-Hi à nos jours (1662-1911). 2 vols.
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First French Edition
Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher Paris Éditions Albert Morancé 1922
Seller ID 007646
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Deux volumes in 8vo en feuilles sous chemises à lacets, 31pp. et 40 planches; 29pp. et 44 planches, en b&n et en couleurs. Bien complet. Ces deux ouvrages comprennent l'étude de céramiques chinoises conservées au Musée du Louvre avec de belles reproductions. Notons l'état très exceptionnellement frais des exemplaires. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Presumed first edition. Complete in two volumes. Printed and bound by Éditions Albert Morancé, Paris. Each volume consists of unbound text sheets plus loose plates, all in a portfolio. Size of sheets is 22.5 x 17.5 cm. (9 x 7 inches). 31,(1) and 29,(1) pages, plus 40 and 44 plates, as called for. Thus no missing plates. As to Vol. I, 28 plates are colored/tinted, 12 are monochrome. As to Vol. II,32 plates are colored/tinted, 12 are monochrome. First and last pages of the text in both volumes with moderate age-toning. Minor age-toning to the edges of all plates in both volumes. Vol. I, Pl. 32 with foxing/soiling in the right margin, not into the plate itself. Else the pages and plates are impressively clean. The two matching portfolios in plain paper-covered hardboards and with gray buckram spines. Gilt- and blue-stamped lettering to the front boards, gilt-stamped lettering to the spines, and small gilt publisher's emblem to the rear boards. The portfolio spine heads and tails with moderate abrasion and bumping. With a light brown ribbon tie along the fore-edge of each portfolio. Marbled paper lining to the insides of the portfolios. Minor soiling and age darkening to the exterior of the portfolios. A Very Good Plus set of unbound sheets in Good Plus portfolios. Overall Very Good. With an interesting commentary in English, hand-written in ink, laid in. The commentary addresses Chinese ceramics from the perioid of the reign of the Emperor K'ang Hi. Excerpt: "The XVIIth and the XVIIIth centuries have been the golden age of Chinese procelains. The Louvre is one of the museums where may be most easily studied the ceramics of that period. Mr. Grandidier had indeed applied himself to collecting for the reigns of K'ang Hi, Yong Tcheng, and K'ien Long a series as abundant as varied. This magnificent collection (given by him in 1894) is one of the most complete in Europe."