London: Bibelot Publishers, 1971.
1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition of this definitive monogram on Chinese snuff bottles from the noted Krouners' Oriental collection, with their neat bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper. Small folio. 158 pp. A near fine copy in brown cloth, (tiny discreet bookseller's ticket to the rear pastedown), gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with the Krouners' original older format Brodart tipped gently to the boards. Profusely illustrated with stunning colour plates throughout. An authoritative study indispensable for the collector and scholar that explores the introduction of tobacco to China at the end of the 16th Century, the origins of snuff, the emergence of the snuff bottle and the different artistic schools and mediums.
Item #29979 Price: US$225.00