HOBSON, Robert Lockhart.

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, Limited, 1925 Stock Code: 121474
£2,500.00

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Notes

First edition, deluxe issue, number 135 of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page, and containing a suite of five extra plates not found in the trade issue ("ordinary edition"). Hobson (1872-1941) was keeper of ceramics and ethnographer at the British Museum from 1921, and keeper of oriental antiquities from 1934 to 1938. This work was intended as a sequel to his Wares of the Ming Dynasty, published in 1923.

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Description

Quarto in eights (288 x 215 mm). Original brown pigskin, spine lettered in gilt, floral roundel gilt to front cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Photographic colour frontispiece and 29 similar plates of which 9 folding (plates XIV and XV are on one folding sheet), 50 half-tone plates.

Condition

Extremities lightly rubbed, a few trivial scuffs and marks to sides, inner hinges reinforced, occasional very light foxing to plates versos. A very good copy.

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