du Sartel, O: LA PORCELAINE DE CHINE - ORIGINES, FABRICATION, DECORS ET MARQUES. La Porcelaine de Chine en Europe, Classement Chronologique, Imitations..... Paris, 1881. iii, 230 pp. 120 b/w text-figures, engraved portrait, 18 chromolithographs, 14 b/w plates. 37x29 cm. Loose in original cloth portfolio with gilt lettering and ties.
One of the earliest accounts in a Western language on Chinese ceramics. Most of the many pieces illustrated were in the author's collection. 18 delightful chromolithographs plus 14 black-and-white plates from photographs. Numerous appealing text-figures from engravings. All text in French. As issued - loose in the original cloth portfolio with ties - a nice period object. Spine of cloth portfolio neatly and nicely reinforced with near-marching blue tape. Foxing throughout - although the pleasing coloured chromolithograph plates are nice and clean. Priced accordingly.
Item 340 in List 204.
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