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Early Chinese Jades
The Rare Author?s Special Signed & Numbered Leather Bound Edition Special Author?s edition, signed by the author, bound in pigskin, printed on handmade paper with an additional color plate. Number 56 of 60.Contains 8 color plates and 56 half-tone plates, each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress.xx, 148 p. : ill., 64 plates11.75? by 9.5? by 1.75?Top edge gilt. Very Good. Some wear to top and bottom of spine as well as the corners of the cover. Extremely rare.  Dame Una Pope-Hennessy (1876 ? 17 August 1949), née Birch, was a British writer, historian and biographer. She was the daughter of Sir Arthur Birch, and married Major (later Major-General) Richard Pope-Hennessy in 1910. During the First World War, she was a member of the Central Prisoners of War Committee of the British Red Cross Society. For this work, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours. Her two sons were both notable in their own right: James Pope-Hennessy was a writer and Sir John Pope-Hennessy an art historian. In addition to her noted biographies of Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe, Dame Pope-Hennessy published Early Chinese Jades in 1923 about Chinese jade figurines, which she collected.
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