BAUR COLLECTION. - John AYERS and others.
The Baur Collection [Vols 1-3]
Geneva: Collections Baur, 1968-1972. 3 volumes (vols. 1-3), quarto. (11 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches). Text in English and French. Numerous plates, most coloured, some folding. (vol. 3 with minor marginal waterstaining affecting first 16 leaves but not affecting text or illustrations).
Original cloth, dust-jackets (slight wear to dust jackets)
Alfred Baur (1865-1951) gave his collection to the foundation which bears his name shortly before he died. He began collecting in about 1907 and continued right up until his death, but little was known of the breadth and quality of his collection until the present catalogues were published: The individual catalogues present here are as follows: 1. John AYERS. The Baur Collection ...Chinese Ceramics volume one (with Korean and Thai wares). Geneva 1968. One of 1000 copies. 2. John AYERS. ... Chinese Ceramics volume two (Ming porcelain, and other wares). Geneva: 1969. One of 1000 copies. 3. John AYERS. ....Chinese Ceramics volume three Monochrome-glazed porcelains of the Ch'ing dynasty. Geneva: 1972. One of 1000 copies.