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Hobson, R.L."
A Catalogue of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the Collection of Sir Percival David"
London. The Stourton Press. 1934. Limited/Numbered. highlights. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23 tall. Silk Over Boards. Very good to near fine. This is copy number 500. 189 Pages and 180 plates of which most are in colour. The plates were printed from blocks made by john Swain and Son Ltd. The Aries Roman and Italic types were designed specially for this book by Eric Gill and the Chinese title and dedication by Professor Ma Heng, director of the Palace Museum, Beijing. The watermark and the endpapers have been designed from the decoration of Celestial Rams shown in plate Xcix. The binding in blue Chinese silk has been done by W.T. Morrell & Co., London. One of the finest books printed on Chinese porcelain. The catalogue of what was the greatest private collection as it was in 1934, compiled by one of the great authorities on Chinese ceramics. The book describes and illustrates 180 fine pieces ranging from Song wares to Qing wares.Scarce !!!."
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