Excerpt from the preface by W.G. Gulland (volume 1): 'The attempt to squeeze into moderate sized handbook a comprehensive account of Chinese porcelain naturally resulted in the crowding out of much that is interesting, so in this volume the opportunity has been availed of to simplify some points that received but cursory notice in the first.'
Excerpt from the preface by W.G. Gulland (volume 2): 'The aim of this little work is simply to try and place at the service of amateurs a handbook such as the writer felt the want of when first interested in Chinese porcelain, explaining the technical terms, and giving other information likely to be useful or interesting in connection with the subject, in as simple a way as possible (...). Under the headings 'Symbols', 'Animals', and elsewhere, when the information given has been obtained from books, it is simply reproduced with the name of the work quoted from, thus enabling readers to turn to it for themselves should they wish to follow the subject further.'
Published by Chapman & Hall, LD., London, 1902 (2 volumes)- 2 nd edition
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