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Rare signed authors copy (first edition) Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones, Volume I & II Hardcover Books, Edgar Gorer & J. F. Blacker, published by Bernard Quaritch, 1911. Two volumes, quarto, folio, 388 color plates n total, Limited Edition, number 000 of 1000 copies (WAS NEVER NUMBERED), cloth binding. Height 12.75" Width 10", 25lbs.Provenance: The family name was Coopers From Connecticut and New Symrna Florida. He served USMC, Vietnam, a grad of Princeton, they were manufacturers reps, for many Asian porcelain factories, including Mikasa in the 70s. They also worked for Vernon ware owned a company named Jeffcore then Fair winds & Shibata.It is signed in pencil shown in pic and the number line is blank and was never filled in.The link below shows a set sold at Christie'shttps://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/gorer-edgar-and-jf-blacker-chinese-porcelain-5596497-details.aspxThe last pic is from a catalog from the "Thomas Heneage & Co LTD"Page 20 Number 431 along with a Note that mentions Robert L Hobson And Sir Percival David from Thomas Heneage & Co Limited seen in pic.In excellent condition These were purchased in the UK sometime in 1984 at the Governers Antique Fair For approx 1400.00
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Signed Authors Copy Chinese Hard stone and porcelain

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000Mar 28, 2020
Starting Price $70
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