Title: The Chater Collection, Pictures Relating to China, Hongkong, Macao, 1655-1860
Seller ID: 52325
ORANGE, JAMES. The Chater Collection, Pictures Relating to China, Hongkong, Macao, 1655-1860, London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1924. Tall quarto, copy No. 151 of an edition limited to 750, pp. 528, 3 folding color maps, errata slip tipped in at dedication page, green cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, blind-stamped logo and rules on both boards, 18 color plates, numerous other illustrations including photos, top edge gilt. This is a real guy collection, British, heavy on nautical themes, war and other aggression, with occasional peaceful landscapes and portraits. Orange says in his preface that he was aware of nothing else like this collection. Condition of this book: Boards worn at extremities with wrinkle in lower panel. Leaves clean and tight, light age toning, many leaves wavy, images fine. Overall very good.