A History and Description of Chinese Porcelain...
London: Cassell and Company, 1901. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (10" tall). xii, 176pp. Glossary and bibliography. Blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with 24 color plates, each with an overleaf of descriptive text, 54 black & white plates, and numerous text woodcuts of Chinese characters, symbols and pictorial marks. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies (this is #489). Inner hinges cracked but holding soundly, spine a touch darkened and head of spine very lightly frayed. Previous owner's pencil signature on front free endpaper dated Dec. 10th, 1902.
Monkhouse (1840-1901) died just before the book was published and the editor, Bushell (1844-1908), added some text before sending it to the press. Very good. Item #51342