The Wares Of The Ming Dynasty..
Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, with decorative gilt block. A little wear to extremities, front hinge starting to crack and some spotting inside; otherwise a very good copy.
Benn Brothers, Limited, 8 Bouverie Street, E.C.4.,
With one hundred and twenty eight illustrations of which eleven are in colour.
FIRST EDITION. 4to., in eights. 9 x 11.25 inches. xvi + 240 pp. letterpress + numbered plates 10-59
Illustrated by 59 pages of plates, of which 9 are in colour, including frontispiece, and 50 are in black and white at the end of the book, all plates having captioned tissue guards, and by text figures. This is the ordinary edition; the edition de Luxe has an additional colour plate.
A well illustrated study of Chinese ceramics of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Robert Lockhart Hobson (1872-1941), born in Ireland, joined the British Museum in 1897 and, after war service, was appointed Keeper of the Department of Ceramics and Ethnography in 1921 (of Oriental Antiquities, 1934-38). In 1925 he published The Later Ceramic Wares of China.
[Stock No. 25587]