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|I have just added this book to
my library. In my many years of collecting, the best tool (aside from
hands-on) has been my reference library. In my Tips on
Collecting section I give the names of certain publications, suggesting
they might be helpful to the serious collector / student. I will now
add this book to that list. However I am adding it to the top
of the list.
Since the discovery of the Wanli shipwreck, I have followed with great interest the excavation of this amazing find. From Archeology to Scientific Analysis, this book is a complete, in-depth chronological record of one of the most important shipwreck finds ever.
This is not at all similar to the small, thin Sotheby's and Christies catalogues covering their latest auctions, this is a large hardbound publication measuring almost 11 x 11 inches (27cm x 27cm) and just over 1.5 inches (3.81cm) thick. It has 360 pages of data and images of the cargo. I highly recommend you add this newly available publication (2007) to your library since it offers excellent data and examples to unquestionably authentic porcelains from this period of the Ming dynasty.