Chinese Jades in the Stanley Charles Nott Collection by Stanley Charles Nott, Signed and limited edition.
An Illustrated Record of the Stanley Charles Nott Collection of Chinese Jades.
Chinese Jades in the Stanley Charles Nott Collection Being an Illustrated Descriptive Record: Exhaustively Reviewing the Symbolic Ritualistic Appurtenances of Chinese Jades and Their Various Sacrificial Usages. Describing fully the involved formulas underlying Chinese religious services; the altar equipment and numerous superstitious practises, as they are perpetuated in Chinese Jades produced thoughout the ages, compiled by Stanley Charles Nott, Director of Oriental Art, The Norton Gallery and School of Art, with an introduction by Dr Lin Yutang and a foreword by Dr Chih Meng.
Illustrated by One Hundred and Eighteen Full Page Halftone Plates. Reproduced from original Photographs: Together with One Hundred and Twenty-three Line Engravings, Made Specially for the Work by Mrs Stanley Charles Nott from Selected World Famous Chinese Jades.
Prepared as a Handbook for Visitors to the Jade Room of The Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1942.
Printed in the USA, by The Record Company, Florida.
Limited to 1,000 copies and signed by the author. This copy No. 940. Includes personal dedication by the author to Mr Laurence Singer (?).
This heavyweight volume is one of the most sought after works on Chinese Jade. Extremely rare.
The book has been expertly rebound by Temple Bindery of Oxford and has a beautiful dark green leather wrap around spine over green linen boards. Raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Beautiful marbled endpapers have been added and an example of the original pictorial endpaper included at the rear. Fine condition and very attractive.
Text pages and plates are in fine condition throughout. The text on a heavy uncoated stock and plates on glossy paper. Plates are of fabulous quality with detailed erudite descriptions of the specimens.
xvi + 536pp.
314mm high x 250mm wide x 68mm deep.