Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, by Stanley Charles Nott, 1st edition 1936
A review of its characteristics, decoration, folklore and symbolism.
Published by Batsford, London.
This important volume on Chinese jade is now much sought after and increasingly scarce as a first edition. This also has the difficult to find dustjacket.
First edition, 1936
39 colour plates, 109 black and white photographs and 73 line engravings.
Hardback, dustjacket, xviii + 193pp plus plates.
290mm high x 197mm wide x 4.5cm spine.
Book is in very good condition. Clean and bright throughout. Covers have some darkening to top edge and top edge of text pages darkened with age. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners as would be expected.
Text pages and plates all very good, approaching near fine - overall the interior of this book is very nice indeed.
Dustjacket is present but only in fair condition - it has lost small pieces at top and bottom of spine and covers (see photographs). Darkening to top interior of jacket and some taped repairs to reverse. Otherwise intact and not price clipped.