Silver & Carving of the Old China Trade, 1983, 1st Ed., RARE, VG w/Slipcase

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Irons, Neville John. Silver & Carving of the Old China Trade (London: The House of Fans, 1983).
English, RARE, First Edition, a Very Good book in a Very Good slipcase, HC, 4to, book: 12" x 8 3/4," slipcase: 12 1/4" x 9," 280 pp., including illustrations.
ISBN: 0907918131

RARE, Very Good green cloth-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Covers have light rubbing and several small spots of soiling or discoloration to front and back, else clean and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Slipcase has slight fraying and general wear to extremities and slight rubbing to front and back, else clean and intact. Very Good green cloth-covered slipcase, tipped-in color labels on front and back, no lettering to spine. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white illustrations. RARE in the trade. Comprises Nos. 3 and 4 of "the Oriental Art series." This monograph is about the silversmithing and and carving trades as they related to the Sino-British Trade. Emphasized are silver and carved works by Cantonese artists from the nineteenth century.