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The Baur Collection, Geneva, Chinese Ceramics, Volumes One through Four complete
Geneva, Switzerland 1968 - Il s'agit d'une édition bilingue en français et en anglais. Printed serially between 1968 and 1974. Complete in four volumes. Volume One: Korean and Thai Wares; Volume Two: Ming Porcelains, and other Wares; Volume Three: Monochrome Glazed Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty; Volume Four: Painted and Polychromed Glazed Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty. Issued in a limited edition of 1100 copies. This is from the 1000 copies printed on fine white vellum. Specifically, Vol. I is no. 447, Vol. II is no. 847, Vol. III is no. 192, and Vol. IV is no. 718. Printed in Geneva, Switzerland by C. F. Pezzotti and Marcel Favre for Collections Baur-Geneve. Bound in Switzerland. Contemporary cocoa brown linen [or linen-like] bindings, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spines. The bindings are exceptionally clean. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails, with fairly sharp corners. The text blocks are firmly bound in except that the text block of Volume I is slightly detaching towards the rear hinge, and the last signature of Volume I, consisting of 6 pages, is two/thirds detaching. 11.25 x 9 inches. With 56, 22, 21, and 21 numbered pages of text, plus unnumbered pages of color and duo-tone plates in each volume. A total of 662 pieces catalogued. An exceptionally clean set of four volumes. Either unread or very respectfully read. Each volume with a lovely color pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. Each DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Near Fine set in Near Fine DJs, except that Volume I is Very Good Only on account of the rear hinge issue. Scarce in any condition and particularly scarce with the dust jackets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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