RARE monograph on ceramics in Chinese architecture by an eminent German architect, photographer and sinologist Ernst Boerschmann (1873-1949), who from 1940 until his death taught in the Humboldt University of Berlin, from 1945 as Professor of Sinology. Contains 160 full-page b&w plates, 30 b&w mounted plates and 4 color plates. Some, or possibly all photographic plates are by the author himself, who was a distinguished photographer in addition to his expertise in architecture and history of China. 290x230mm. 110 pages [+2] & 160 full-page plates. Embossed gilt cloth Hardcover with gilt spine. Cover faded/age-stained, dirty and rubbed. Cover edges rubbed and slightly bumped. Rear cover stained/water-stained. Cover corners and spine edges bumped and peeling. Spine upper edge missing. Spine hinges upper edge worn and partly torn. Binding slightly loose and visible between title-page and contents page, and between plates 158-159. Text pages yellowing. Rear inner cover and some plates wavy. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare and unique book on Chinese architectural ceramics is overall in good condition.