Today, Nippon porcelain is very popular with collectors. Joan Van Patten has compiled this important series of the Collector's Encyclopedia of Nippon Porcelain. Each deluxe hardbound volume in this popular series features this beautiful porcelain in full color. Thousands of pieces are illustrated and described with no pictures repeated. Detailed descriptions are provided, and there are helpful glossaries and current value guides. Marks, vintage ads, and hundreds of color photographs make each volume jam packed with information. This series makes up the most complete reference on Nippon porcelain ever published.Van Patten, Joan is the author of 'Collector's Encyclopedia of Nippon Porcelain: Second Series, Vol. 2', published 1995 under ISBN 9780891451860 and ISBN 0891451862.