1928 Cent Planches en Couleurs d'Art Chinois
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition.
Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and ninety-nine colour plates.
An extensive study looking into the history of Chinese art, the plates in this volume showing pieces from all periods of the country's history.
The plates show examples of Chinese pottery, porcelain, jades, lacquers, paintings, bronzes, furniture, and more.
With a historical overview by Robert Lockhart Hobson, who was keeper of the Department of Ceramics and Ethnography at the British Museum and an authority on Far Eastern ceramics. He was also the president of the Oriental Ceramic Society.
Undated, dated from Jisc from a copy held at the Victoria and Albert Museum Library.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, with some discolouration and marks to the cloth. Label to the head of the front board. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Label to the front paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just a few odd handling marks.
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