c1914 Etoffes de la Chine: Tissus & Broderies
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Original Binding, Uncommon
An uncommon work.
Illustrated with forty-nine plates, twelve of which are hand-coloured.
Lacking five plates, plates 1, 9, 13, 15, and 24.
A beautiful and unique portfolio that looks at the lovely fabrics to come from China.
The plates in this work beautifully showcase the typical patterns, colours, and decorations usually used in Chinese fabrics.
China's textile industry is the largest in the world, in both production and exports. It began to grow rapidly at the turn of the 20th century, this book being published during the beginning of this boom.
In a quarter cloth binding with paper to the boards. Externally, lacks the front board and backstrip. Rear board is discoloured with some light marks and a few small damp stains. Wear to the joint and extremities of the rear board. Internally, unbound, as issued. Pages are bright and clean with just a few light spots.
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