Early Ming Wares of Chingtechen, A. D. Brankston, 1938, 1/650, VG w/Good DJ

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Early Ming Wares of Chingtechen
A. D. Brankston
Henry Vetch
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Used: Very Good
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Notes: A Very Good book in a Good dust jacket, Very Good overall, Limited Edition, one of 650 copies, 8vo, 9 1/2" x 7." Maroon cloth-covered boards in a beige-gray paper dust jacket. Gilt illustration of a Chinese dragon on front cover. Gilt lettering on book spine. Black lettering on front panel and dust jacket spine. Covers have slight fading at head and tail of spine and along top and bottom edges and minuscule wear to extremities, else clean and intact, binding tight. Dust jacket has several chips at edges, tips, and head of spine (with the largest measuring 1 1/4" x 1" at head of spine and 2" x 1" at top edge on back panel which have resulted in some loss of text), else clean and intact, not price-clipped. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. Pages have a former owner's pencil inscription on front pastedown, light to moderate age toning, light foxing, and a subtle smoke smell, else pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white in-text illustrations, plates, and maps. 102 pp., including Appendices, Selected Bibliography, Glossary, and Index, + plates + 5 pp. of advertisements for other books by Editions Henry Vetch in back. About early Ming wares in Chingtechen (also known as Jingdezhen), China. Includes discussions about ceramics from the Yung-Lo period, Hsuan-Te period, Ch'eng-Hua period, and Hung-Chih period, the district and kilns of Fou-Liang, clay and glazes used in Ming wares, and symbols used in these ceramics. Authored by A. D. Brankston. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.