We recently acquired a collection of documents and images from W T G Henderson, a Scotsman, who was Oriental Expert for the auction house of Glendining & Co in London from the 1920s and onwards. The content is focused on Japanese art, but also includes Chinese art, as well as more diverse subject areas. Much of this work would have been used when producing auction catalogues of the time.
This item is from that collection (see other listings for additional offerings):
Guide to The Japanese Textiles, Part I - Textile Fabrics, by A D Howell Smith, 1919
Published by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Department of Textiles. Printed by His Majesty's Stationery Office.
This is a first edition, planned to be published earlier, but delayed by World War I.
Softback in very good condition. Blue Paper covers with some discoloration. Text and plates very good overall.
xi + 68pp + 24 plates.
Dimensions: approx: 249mm high x 155mm wide x 10mm deep.