Hardcover. London ; Boston, Faber & Faber, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages, b&w illustrations. Light shelf-wear and rubbing to dust jacket. Previous owner's blind stamp on front end paper, else a clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Warren CT, Floating World Editions, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 143 pages, color plates. Chinese scholar's stones, variously called "viewing stones," "spirit stones," "respect stones, (gongshi)," and even "weird rocks, (guaishi)," have been appreciated and written about in China for more than a millennium. Through descriptions and color photographs, Modern Chinese Scholars' Rocks introduces over 40 stone types, including their mineral compositions, typical colors, hardness on the Mohr scale, and where they are found or quarried. The qualities for which they are valued are explained as are other features for the stone connoisseur to look for. Clean, bright copy. No markings.