Keramic Art of Japan.
AUDSLEY George A.; BOWES James L. (1881.)
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First 4to. edition. Frontispiece and 32 plates (16 colour chromo-lithograph) and numerous illustrations. Large 4to. Original decorated cloth, very minor foxing to prelims, but generally still a very good copy. [xii], 304pp. a.e.g. London, H. Sotheran,
Audsley (1838-1925) was the first western scholar to attempt a classification of Japanese pottery and and it is still regarded as an authorative reference work. The main focus is on the popular Hizen and Satsuma ware. A 2 vol.-folio edition was printed in London in 1875-77. The fine chromo-lithograph plates were printed by Firmin-Didot of Paris. Wenckstern I, 168; Cordier 628.
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