欧文·琼斯 (1809 - 1874) 《中国装饰品实例，选自南肯辛斯顿博物馆和其他收藏》 一百幅全页图版
第一版，对开本，34.5 x 23.5厘米，深红布装帧，斜边，封面装饰精美，并贴有镀金字母；第16页介绍和图版详细说明，100幅彩色平版印制的图版，包括烫金装饰的书名页。书封稍有污点，但结实牢固。一幅插图略有黄变，几幅上边缘有少许染色。在包括书名页的100幅全页图版中，第五幅从未出版。此书珍贵精美。
Owen Jones (1809-1874). Examples of Chinese Ornament, selected from objects in the South Kensingston Museum and other collections. One Hundred Plates.
London: S. & T. Gilbert, 1867,
First edition, folio, 34.5 x 23.5 cm, in the publisher's binding of deep red cloth, bevelled edges, covers elaborately decorated & lettered in gilt; pp. 16 [Introduction and detailed explanations of the plates] and 100 chromolithographed plates including half-title, most heightened in gilt. Covers soiled but very sound; 1 plate somewhat foxed, a few stained at upper margin. Of the 100 plates listed, including the half-title, Plate 5 was not published. A nice copy of a very rare book.
Jones was one of the most influential designers in mid-19th century England, greatly infuenced by the art of the Near and Far East. After serving as superintendent of works for the Great Exhibition of 1851 he published his monumental works on design: 'The Alhambra' in 1854; 'The Grammar of Ornament' in 1856, and this, his sole work on decorative Chinese art. He prefaced the work by stating that "the late war in China… and the destruction and sackings of many public buildings has caused the introduction to Europe of a great number of truly magnificent works of Ornamental Art". This is an obvious reference to the destruction of the Summer Palace by the English and French armies. Art and objects looted from it were acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London [The South Kensington Museum]. Jones studied them there and translated their decoration, design and colours to chromolithography, as brilliantly portrayed here.