A VERY RARE AND COMPLETE SET OF ELEVEN UNIFORMLY BOUND BOOKS
The first 5 vols. are devoted to pottery & porcelains from the Chou to Ch'ing periods. Wares covered: Ming, Ju, Kuan, Ko, Lung-Chuan, Chien, Chun,Ting, Tz'u Chou, wares. Vol. 6 is on Corean & Persian wares.
The next 3 vols. are by W.P. Yetts on Chinese & Korean bronzes, sculpture, jades, jewelry & misc. objects.
The last 2 vols. are by L. Binyon: CHINESE FRESCOES and CHINESE, KOREAN & SIAMESE PAINTINGS. These are issued in a FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED EDITION of 560 numbered copies only. One is SIGNED BY LAURANCE BINYON.
THE PLATES: The color plates are tipped in and of high quality. Actual titles and plate counts:
Vol. I: Hobson: CATALOGUE OF THE CHINESE, COREAN & PERSIAN POTTERY AND PORCELAIN: 6 volumes including 450 plates, 2508 tipped in color and collotype illustrations. Each volume is hand-numbered and LIMITED TO 725 COPIES ONLY.
Vol. II: Binyon: CATALOGUE OF THE CHINESE FRESCOES, 50 tipped-in color plates. LIMITED EDITION of 560 COPIES ONLY.
Vol. III: Binyon: CATALOGUE OF THE CHINESE AND SIAMESE PAINTINGS; 75 plates, 134 tipped-in color and collotype illustrations. LIMITED EDITION of 560 COPIES ONLY.
Vol. IV: Yetts: CATALOGUE OF THE CHINESE AND COREAN BRONZES, SCULPTURE, JADE, JEWELLRY & MISC. OBJECTS: 3 vols., including 225 plates with 628 tipped-in color and collotype illustrations. LIMITED EDITION of 560 COPIES ONLY.
FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED, HAND-NUMBERED EDITIONS This set is a major art reference and important collection. Always RARE when complete.
WITH A REVIEW OF THE GEORGE EUMORFOPOULOS COLLECTION:
This set of 11 volumes comes with a very rare article written by the celebrated Swedish Sinologist and scholar: Bernard KARLGREN. This is a book review of volume 4 above, and is a reprint from the B.S.O.S., London 1930, pp.241-252, and is a copious and complete essay. Karlgren uses many Chinese characters in the text and goes into minute detail and critique about the items found in Yetts book. Karlgren or the printer made a typographical error in calling the volume number II, rather than correctly citing it as volume IV.
BINDINGS; The set is bound as issued from the publisher, in black cloth spine and leading edges over gold paper, gold stamped, deckle edges.
CONDITION: An excellent set, with all plates, complete, very good condition, minor & usual head/tail wear, bottom edge scuffing some loss of paper, else was printed on Van Gelden paper, bound by Straker & Son.
SIZE: As issued by the publisher, in a large folio size, 32 x 46 cm., each volume is stamped by the former owner, otherwise no other marks.
SHIPPING: Due to the value, large size and heavy weight of this work, shipping will be by Federal Express only. Appropriate packing, insurance and signature is required.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: ROWLAND, Benjamin. Jr.: OUTLINE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF ORIENTAL ART, p.61.
Color scans of this and most other items are posted to our website. . (Inventory #: 88007801)