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BUSHELL, Stephen W. (1844-1908) and William Thompson WALTERS (1820-1894).Oriental Ceramic Art. Section Five. Boston. D. Appleton & Co, 1897.

One of 500 copies. The present is section five only (of ten) showcasing William Walters’s collection of Asian ceramic art. Walters commissioned Louis Prang, a master of chromolithography, to document his property, and the series itself has surpassed its purpose of being a catalogue, becoming its own work of art. "It was [Prang's] finest hour, and perhaps the greatest tour de force in chromolithography ever executed. Each plate required from twenty to forty-four stones to print, a staggering technical feat" (Stamped with a National Character). Stamped with a National Character 103 (illustrated on p.28).

Folio (570 x 415mm). 12 chromolithographed plates with captioned tissue guards (1 plate and guard detached and laid in). One additional chromolithograph from a different section laid (on a new mount). Original silk-backed yellow decorated boards (rebacked in yellow silk, dampspots to cover, edges showing).
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