New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Limited edition. Hardcover. From an edition limited to 1500 copies, 500 reserved for the United States, this volume numbered 566. Robert Lockhart Hobson (1872-1941) worked at the British Museum for over 40 years (1897-1938). He was Keeper of Ceramics and Ethnography from 1921 and Keeper of Oriental Antiquities and Ethnography from 1934-38. He was a specialist in Western and Oriental ceramics.
Half vellum with striped blue and orange paper covered boards. Small folio, xx, 3-20, plus 152 plates in black and white and original color. Each plate is accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. A bit rubbed and marked, short split top of spine at rear board (not visible on shelf) some sunning to top edge of rear board. A b&w glossy print 'Sung Dynasty Celadon Vase' loosely inserted; small Boston bookshop label ffep. The plates and tissue guards in very good condition. OCLC: 2194772. Very good condition. Item #22333