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Bushell, S.W.
Oriental Ceramic Art: illustrated by examples from the Collection of W. T. Walters DELUXE EDITION. 10 Volumes privately bound in 2 leather Riviere bindings.
New York. New York. D Appleton & Co.. 1896. Limited/Numbered. Highlights. Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall. Full leather bindings in fitted boxes. Excellent. Described in 1913 as follows: EDITION-DE-LUXE. Limited to 500 numbered copies, of which this is No. 5...Full yellow crushed levant morocco, with a great Chinese dragon on the covers inlaid in four shades of green surrounded by floating clouds and flying bats inlaid in green on a yellow ground, and all elaborately gold-tooled in a Chinese design; doublure of light blue crushed levant with an inlaid figure of one of the Divinities of the Taoist cult standing on a band of floating clouds and holding a jar in her hands, the whole inlaid in blue, purple, green, red, black, brown, yellow, and white morocco, and gold-tooled, flies of yellow Oriental silk with a Chinese design of an adjutant bird and peony flowers and leaves beautifully embroidered in most brilliantly colored silks, gilt top, uncut, by Riviere. lviii+429 pp with 116 mounted color plates each with letterpress tissue guards identifying the object in the color plate, and 411 text illustrations within the two volumes. Etched frontispiece portrait of W.T. Walters by Rajon. The boxes need some restoration with one lid being broken off the box at the hinge. Perhaps the finest known set of this production. With the bookplate of M.C.D. Borden in each volume, this set was sold at the auction of his library on February 17, 1913 as Lot 125 in Part 1. The boxes are not described in this lot listing, but are constructed of leather over wood, with gilt lettered title in th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: MEIJERING Art Books [Netherlands]

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