HOBSON, R.L. Wares of the Ming Dynasty
London: Benn Brothers Ltd., 1923
LIMITED EDITION, n. 35 of 250 copies sold in the UK. 30 x 23 cm; 240 pp. with 59 b/w photographic plates with tissue guards; plus 1 extra colour plate on frontis. With half title and t-page; dedication to HRH The Crown Prince of Sweden; signed by the author. Bookplate of Robert Skinner on top pastedown; Handmade paper; untrimmed pages; wide margins. Slight foxing and browning especially on the first flyleaves and on edges; generally clean and crisp pages. With publisher’s advertisement page (unbound). Bound in original red pigskin; gilt decoration on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. Slight wear to the hinges and corners very slightly worn. Overall, in excellent condition.