Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square in dark grey cloth with embossed character on the cover. Covers have sharp corners, except for lower corner of front cover is bumped. This is the only blemish to the book. Text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows the slightest signs of shelf wear only, no tears. 265 pages with standard format being four photos on R. page with descriptions on L. page. This is sometimes varied. Contents includes Glass, Jade, Quartz & chalcedony, Other stones, Organic materials, Metals, Ceramics, Enamels, Inside-painted, Accessories. With Forword, Preface, Reigns of the Qing Dynasty and Selected bibliography.
This exclusive volume richly illustrates and describes one of the most comprehensive and highly-praised collections of Chinese snuff bottles.