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Lot 200 - [Ceramics]. Hobson, R.L. A catalogue of Chinese pottery and porcelain in the [...]
Estimation : 4 000 € / 6 000 €
[Ceramics]. Hobson, R.L. A catalogue of Chinese pottery and porcelain in the collection of Sir Percival David. London, The Stourton Press, 1934, 1st ed., XL,189,(1)p., Chinese and English text, 180 (col.) plates, printed in 680 numb. copies (30), purple silk binding by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, folio, in orig. green silk portfolio with decoratively cut-out folding flaps and two faux jade clasps. - First free endpaper sl. wrinkled; otherwise contents fine. A few sm. (unobtrusive) disoloured spots on covers; portfolio trifle dustsoiled and lacking 1 clasp and 1 clasp broken. = One of 30 ROMAN NUMB. copies on Imperial Japanese paper. With the SIGNATURE of the author in pen and black ink. In the introduction Hobson writes: "David provided a feast of many delightful and intriguing objects to satisfy the appetite of the collector, but his researches have supplied what was needed to assimilate them. He has hunted up all the relevant references in published works, he has traced the past history of his specimens as far as ownership extends, he has had the inscriptions read and he has edited the translation of them, in short he has got together all the available material for the compilation of this Catalogue".
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