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HOBSON, R. L.
THE WARES OF THE MING DYNASTY
London Benn Brothers Limited, 1923. LIMITED EDITION, 256 COPIES THIS BEING NUMBER 71, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR WITH EXTRA COLOUR PLATE. 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 12 coloured illustrations, including frontispiece, on 10 plates, 49 monochrome plates, many with more than 1 image, numbered 10-59, all plates have captioned descriptive tissue guards, making a total of 128 images, pages: xvi, [1] -240, bound in full publisher's pigskin, gilt lettering to spine, gilt decoration to upper cover, gilt top edge, text pages untrimmed. Binding slightly rubbed, corners bumped and showing wear, shelf wear to edges of covers, untrimmed page edges age-browned, very small chip to the lower margin of plate 28, some of the untrimmed pages have small nicks to the edges which are protruding, 2 small repairs to edges of first tissue guard, occasional small pale spot, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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