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Gorer & Blacker. Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones. 1st edition. 1911

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Gorer & Blacker. Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones. 1st edition. 1911

Edgar Gorer & J. F Blacker. Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones. Illustrated by two hundred and Fifty-Four Pages of Gems of Chinese Ceramic and Glyptic Art and Described by Edgar Gorer & J.F. Blacker.

Superb double volume set in slipcases of one of the most sought after titles on Chinese art.

This is the best example of this set we have seen to date. The two volumes are in near fine condition. They have their original rose pink paper dustjackets. These have had some expert professional repair and have a very good appearance.

This was a limited edition set of 1,000 copies and this has been signed by hand as set number 124. Quarto, folio.

Published by Bernard Quaritch in 1911, this is a truly magnificent set.

More recently, both volumes have been housed in a vellum like outer folder in a natural ivory colour to provide extra protection. These have printed labels attached to the spine.

In addition, stiff outer slipcases have been made to house this set. These are unprinted in a vellum like material, with a yellowish green hue.

The books themselves are in ivory cloth over board with gilded lettering and Chinese motif.


Published in London by  Bernard Quaritch,
11 Grafton Street, New Bond Street, W, 1911.

2 volume set in near fine condition.

Catalogued in Rare Book in Foreign Languages in the National Library of China, Beijing, 2001, p.133-134, V/NK4546/G66

1911年 倫敦出版
Edgar Gorer及J.F. Blacker著《中國瓷器與玉石》兩冊


Volume I : 
I-XIX pp. : title + english preface,
XX-XXXVIII pp. titre + préface française,
plates 1-26 : Group I, Chinese Porcelain, Black Grounds, Decorated,
plates 27-52 : Group II, Chin. Porc., Green Grounds, Decorated,
plates 53-65 : Group III, Chin. Porc., Yellow Grounds, Decorated,
plates 66-102 : Group IV, Chin. Porc., Figures, Animals, and Birds,
plates 103-135 : Group V, Chin. Porc., Famille Verte.

Volume II :
pp. n. numbered : english + french titles...
plates 136-151 : Group VI, Chin. Porc., Blue and white,
plates 152-159 : Group VII, Chin. Porc., Powder Blue,
plates 160-173 : Group VIII, Chin. Porc., Single and Flambé Glazed,
plates 174-189 : Group IX, Chin. Porc., Coloured Grounds,
plates 190-198 : Group X, Chin. Porc., Aubergine and Dark Blue,
plates 199-229 : Group XI, Chin. Porc., Famille Rose,
plates 230-254 : Group XII, Chin. Hard Stones.


v. 1 : L. 323 x w. 244 x d. 76 mm.
v. 2 : L. 323 x w. 244 x d. 65 mm.