Illustrations of Armorial China: Griggs, William Illustrations of Armorial China: Griggs, William Illustrations of Armorial China: Griggs, William

Illustrations of Armorial China

Griggs, William

Published by Privately Printed, London, 1887
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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One of 100 copies privately printed. 24 chromolithographic plates of Chinese export armorial porcelain, including tea pots, vases, plates, all with various arms and crests, each with caption underneath and brief description on facing leaf as well. Folio, measuring 14 by 10.5 inches, or 37 by 27 cm. Leaves themselves are of a card stock thickness. Soiling to the vellum spine and cream-colored cloth boards. Corner wear and minor bumping, with a small edge ding on rear side. Some cocking to the binding, the front board recessed a little from the rear, and prelim leaves jutting ever so slightly out. Four previous owners' bookplates on FEP. Leaves themselves are overall clean and the imagery, spectacular. Quarter Vellum over Cloth Boards. Bookseller Inventory # 001719

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Title: Illustrations of Armorial China

Publisher: Privately Printed, London

Publication Date: 1887

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Limited Edition.

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