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William Chaffers, edited by Frederick Litchfield: Marks and Monograms on European and Oriental Pottery and Porcelain, with historical notices on each manufactory, over 5000 potters' marks and illustrations.
London: Reeves and Turner, 1932. Fourteenth edition (hardback). Thick 8vo, xxviii, 1095pp. Text illustrations throughout. Original burgundy cloth, gilt titling and design to the front board and the spine, top edge gilt. Boards rubbed, light foxing to the preliminary pages and the edges of the text block. Overall, this copy is in good to very good condition. (Book ref. 22675) £30.00
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Thomas Bateman: Ten years' digging in Celtic and Saxon grave hills, in the counties of Derby, Stafford and York, from 1848 to 1858, with notices of some former discoveries, hitherto unpublished, and remarks on the crania and pottery from the mounds.
London: J R Smith (and Derby: W Bemrose & sons), 1861. First edition (hardback). 8vo, xi, 309pp. 59 text illustrations. Original Original brown cloth, gilt titling to the spine. Binding rubbed, ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Overall, this copy is in good plus condition. (Book ref. 15421) £95.00
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Reginald Blunt [editor]: The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery.
London: Geoffrey Bles, [1924]. First edition (hardback). 8vo, 132pp. Colour frontispiece and 49 b&w plates. Original grey cloth spine, blue boards, title labels to the front board and the spine. Boards rubbed, some scuffing and bumping of the front board, edges of board worn, endpapers foxed, contents very good. Overall, this copy is in good condition. (Book ref. 22990) £20.00
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Peter Davey & Richard Hodges (editors): Ceramics & Trade; the production and distribution of later medieval pottery in north-west Europe.
University of Sheffield, 1983. First edition (softcover). 4to, x, 305pp. Original red card wrappers. This copy is in very good condition. (Book ref. 26843) £15.00
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May, Thomas: The pottery found at Silchester.
Reading: E Poynder and son, 1916. First edition. 4to, xvii, 319pp. 88 plates. Original green cloth, gilt titling to spine. Extremities rubbed, prelims foxed, a couple of relevent cuttings taped to endpapers; overall a near-VG copy. (Book ref. 5843) £30.00
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Josiah C Wedgwood: Staffordshire pottery and its history.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & co, 1913. First edition (hardback). 8vo, xi, 229pp. Plates, folding map. Original white cloth spine, green cloth boards, gilt titling to the spine, top edge gilt. The contents are somewhat foxed. Otherwise, the book is in very good condition. (Book ref. 24583) £9.50
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J A Bakker: The TRB West Group; studies in the chronology and geography pf the makers of Hunebeds and Tiefstich pottery.
Amsterdam: Universiteit von Amsterdam, 1979. First edition (softcover). 4to, 240pp. Folding chart, text illustrations. Original printed wrappers. This copy is in very good condition. From the library of Archaeologist Paul Ashbee, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Text in English. ISBN 9070319055 (Book ref. 24248) £20.00
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Heywood Sumner: Excavations in New Forest Roman Pottery sites, with plans and illustrations of the construction of the Pottery Kilns, of the different wares made, and of a Potter's hut.
London: Chiswick Press, 1927. First edition (hardback). 8vo, 123pp, 1pp adverts. Frontispiece, plates, text illustrations. Original brown cloth, gilt titling to the front board and the spine. Endpapers foxed, else this copy is in very good condition. From the library of Archaeologist Paul Ashbee, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. (Book ref. 24273) £60.00
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Edwin Atlee Barber: Anglo-American Pottery; old English china with American views; a manual for collectors.
Philadelphia: Patterson & White, 1901. Second edition, revised and enlarged (hardback). 8vo, 220pp, xvi (adverts). 135 illustrations. Original white cloth, b&w illustration inlaid on the front board. Binding rubbed and stained, gift inscription to the front free endpaper, light creasing to the lower corner of the text block. Overall, this copy is in good minus condition. (Book ref. 24728) £9.50
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Clarke, Harold George: Under-Glaze Colour Picture Prints On Staffordshire Pottery; the pictorial pot lid book.
London: Courier Press, 1960. Second printing (hardback). 8vo, 293pp. Over 400 illustrations. Original blue cloth, dustwrapper. There is some light spotting of the endpapers, else the book itself is in very good condition. The dustwrapper is in good condition (rear panel rubbed, foot of spine chipped). (Book ref. 13964) £10.00
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Clarke, Harold George: The pot lid book 1931, being a resume of pot lid collecting, and a detailed catalogue of all the known existing pot lids from the pottery of Felix Edwards Pratt and Jesse Austin.
London: Courier press, nd [1931]. Presumed first edition. 8vo, [x], 184pp. Frontispiece, 30 plates. Original grey cloth with black titling. Binding lightly rubbed and marked, corners of boards bumped, endpapers browned else contents very good. (Book ref. 8438) £40.00
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A W Coysh & R K Henrywood: The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery, 1780-1880, volume II (additional entries and supplementary information).
Woodbridge: Antique Collectors Club, 1989. First edition, volume 2 only (hardback). 4to, 239pp. 450 illustrations (28 in colour). Original blue cloth, dustwrapper. The book and the dustwrapper are in very good condition. ISBN 1851490930 (Book ref. 28007) £12.50
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[-]: Treen and Works of Art, furniture, textiles, metalwork, British pottery and porcelain (The Oak Sale and British ceramics).
Billingshurst: Sotheby's South, 1999. Catalogue of an auction held at Sotheby's in Billingshurst on 22-23 September, 1999 (softcover). 4to, 128pp (the highest lot number is 1101). Illustrated throughout, mainly in b&w. Original laminated wrappers. Crease to the front cover, else this copy is in very good condition. (Book ref. 23923) £10.00
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[-]: Chinese Tomb Pottery Figures; catalogue of exhibition arranged by the Institute of Oriental studies, University of Hong Kong, 26th-28th September, 1953.
Hong Kong University Press, 1953. Catalogue of an exhibition held in Hong Kong in 1953 (softcover). 8vo, [v], 15pp, 21pp plates. Original printed blue card wrappers. This copy is only in good minus condition - the covers are rubbed and there is some creasing of the contents. (Book ref. 26452) £10.00
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Campanile, Laura I vasi di farmacia
Italy: Silvana Editoriale d'Arte, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound large format book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is rubbed at the corners. 74 pages + 58 photos on plates (mainly in colour), b/w photos & illustrations in the text, notes, bibliography. Text in Italian. Heavy book (Book ref. 36996) £25.00
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GRIFFIN,LEONARD: TAKING TEA WITH CLARICE CLIFF:A CELEBRATION OF HER ART DECO TEAWARE.
LONDON.PAVILION BOOKS LTD.,1996.. Illustrated by photography by Michael Slaney and Leonard Griffin.. UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. Slim,square 12mo. 1857939255. UK, square 12mo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, dw/dj unclipped - no price! Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour photographic illustrated dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - as new.Top+fore-edges bright, crisp and clean, contents bright, tight and pristine. - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Dw/dj design repeated to glossy bds, with immaculate, glossy, plain yellow eps.Square, slim 12mo, 6-119pp [paginated] includes 5 chapters+list of contribs, profuse b/w+colour (majority) photographs throughout the text and book, glossary and biblio, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, colour photographic frntis, and contents list/table. Bold, bright hand-painted designs and outrageous shapes are the hallmarks of Clarice Cliff's ceramics.She had a genius for the unconventional.Evoking the spirit of the Twenties and Thirties, her work epitomizes the startling pottery that revolutionized the Staffordshire Potteries industry and brought her spectacular success.Her teapots are avidly collected today: originally three shillings, they now cost thousands of pounds. Leonard Griffin, the leading expert on Clarice Cliff, celebrates the life and work of the working-class girl who rose from apprentice to designer and became the first woman Art Director in the Potteries. When in 1928 she had the chance to decorate left-over stock of old-fashioned ware, she threw away the rule book and launched her hugely popular 'Bizarre' ware - and her own frantic career.With the encouragement of her mentor Colley Shorter she established her own team of sixty paintresses at her studio and decorating shop at Newport Pottery, her 'Bizarre girls' who executed her zany designs.Her innovative Art Deco shapes, such as her famous 'Conical' with triangular feet and handles or her flat- sided 'Stamford', in abstract, geometric, landscape and floral patterns - the 'Fantastique' and 'Crocus' ranges among the most popular - found an enthusiastic market for the next ten years. The inspiration, sources and development of Clarice Cliff's art and the tales of her tremendous teapots are provided here with a directory of designs and shapes (with auction prices provided by Christie's).Illustrated with nostagically styled photographs, 'Taking Tea with Clarice Cliff' recalls a moment of joy within the great Depression when the joie de vivre of one person could spread a little happiness! (Book ref. rja34559) £12.00
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FRANKS,(F.R.S. F.S.A.) A[ugustus]. W** - ed by: JAPANESE POTTERY - Being a Native Report.[SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM ART HANDBOOK.]
LONDON.CHAPMAN & HALL LTD.,1880.. UK,8vo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn.. Decorative cloth bds.. VG+./No dw/dj - as issued?. 8vo. No ISBN. Art Handbook/Catalogue. UK, slim 8vo HB, no dw/dj - as issued, 1st edn.VG+.No owner inscrptn, no dw/dj - as issued.Bright, clean, sound, publisher's original, plain dark green cloth bds with black ink, stamped V&A royal monogram to centre of upper bd, with both crisp, stamped black ink+gilt letters, and bright, crisp, stamped gilt letters (non-oxidised) to spine/backstrip, with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners, clean, plain white eps.Inevitable, but minimal bumping to corners and both head+foot of spine/ backstrip.Top edge slightly dust-soiled and slightly aged/darkened - as usual/normal; fore-edges less aged and therefore slightly cleaner, contents complete, bright, tight and clean with miniscule, sporadic spotting/foxing throughout.Described hard, but fairly and honestly! Slim 8vo, vi-xvi+2-112pp [paginated] includes contents+illus lists/tables, author preface+intro, (intro covering:history, technique, shapes and uses of vases, decoration and marks), report+catalogue, 73 b/w figures/illus/marks, b/w illus/diagrams dotted throughout the text and the book, a list of potters/exhibitors at Paris Exhibition, 1878, and an index.Plus [unpaginated] blue coloured, black, royal monogrammed vignetted title-page, 3pp contemporary b/w adverts, index, half-title, another plain white with black, royal monogrammed vignetted title-page, 12pp (white) and 6pp (blue) assorted, contemporary adverts to rear, with some off-set foxing between the colour paper changes. An authoritative,detailed account of the history and development of Japanese ceramics/pottery wares, area by area, incorporting a native report and illustrated catalogue of the specimens.The report was prepared by Mr. M. Shioda, and translated by Mr. T. Asami. Prepared at the request of the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education, and published for them by Chapan and Hall,Ltd., London, 1880. Since its inception, the museum been concerned with promoting good design and was conceived to provide inspiration to designers and manufacturers and to influence the taste of the general public. Founded by Sir Henry Cole in 1852 as the Museum of Ornamental Art at Marlborough House, it became the South Kensington Museum in 1856, and then the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1899. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight and the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja32098) £75.00
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ROBERTS,GAYE BLAKE**: MASON'S - THE FIRST TWO HUNDRED YEARS.**
LONDON.MERRELL HOLBERTON PUBLISHERS LTD.,1996.. UK,slim 8vo softback,1st edn.. Colour,pictorial card covers.. FINE./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 8vo. No ISBN. UK, slim 8vo softback, 1st edn.Christmas gift presentation inscrptn to half-title page.Bright, clean, glossy colour photographic illustrated card wraps with negligible shelf-wear and creasing - appears an unread copy - no spine/backstrip creases present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine.8vo, 8-128pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages, contents list, foreword by Geoffrey Godden, chronology, 6 chapters in 2 parts, profuse colour photographs throughout the text, maker's marks, biblio and an index. Best known today for their Ironstone China, Mason's has been for two hundred years one of the most important ceramic names in England.The business was founded by Miles Mason, a leading 'China man', in 1796.His company prospered, and was further developed by his sons, G.M. and C.J.Mason, who took over its management in 1813.In that same year they took out a patent that resulted in the creation of Ironstone.Throughout its history, the Mason name has been synonymous with innovation, superbly potted product in a rich variety of bodies, and outstanding decoration. Published in celebration of company's bi-centennary. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the weight and the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja24287) £30.00
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REILLY,ROBIN**: JOSIAH WEDGWOOD 1730-1795.**
LONDON.MACMILLAN,1992.. UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0333510410. UK, 8vo HB+protected dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Subject colour, portrait painting illustrated dw/dj - courtesy Trustees of Wedgwood Museum - with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine.Clean, black paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and plain white eps.8vo, ix-xii+1-412pp includes half-title+title pages, contents list, author intro, 24 chapters, 16pp b/w contemporary illus+photographs, notes+references, 5pp select biblio and an index. More has been written about Wedgwood wares than any other pottery or porcelain, but comparatively little attention has been paid to the man who founded the firm and developed the techniques that made it famous.Although largely self-educated, Josiah Wedgwood was a tireless inventor and an industrial manager greatly in advance of his time.When he died in 1795, his name was as familiar in the courts of Europe and Scandanavia as those of Meissen and Sevres.His Queen's ware had been in use at the Russian court for a quarter of a century and vases presented to the Chinese Emperor Ch'ien Ling were so greatly admired that they were copied in porcelain at the Imperial factory.No other pottery had ever been so influential as Wedgwood's, and this influence was achieved without any of the massive subsidies given to Continental porcelain manufacturers.A radical thinker who was as much a product of the Enlightenment as of the prolonged period of invention described as the Industrial Revolution, Wedgwood played an essential part in the creation of the 'consumer society', as he did also in laying the foundations for industrial design.His opening of a London warehouse and showrooms, his use of advertising and his attention to display were revolutionary, as were his marketing methods, experimental employment of travelling salesmen and daring investment in the development of export business.Equally progressive were the design and organisation of his factory, his management of industrial relations and his care for his workers.Robin Reilly's engrossing and highly readable biography bursts with the vigorous life of its subject, a man who wrote 'let us not waste an hour of the very small portion of time allotted to us here'. Reilly joined the Wedgwood firm in 1952.During the following 12 years he became one of the company's most senior executives and also wrote his first biography.Leaving Wedgwood in 1964, he pursued a new career as a writer.His works include six scholarly studies of Wedgwood wares, the latest (prior to 1992) a monumental two-volume work [Macmillan,1989], which confirmed his reputation as the leading authority on the subject. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja22946) £48.00
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LAING (Lloyd): Pottery in Britain 4000 BC to AD 1900. A Guide to Identifying Pot Sherds.
Witham, Greenlight Publishing, 2003. 4to, original coloured illustrated laminated wrappers, with 159 coloured illustrations and 63 in black and white, a very good copy. (Book ref. 33067) £9.50
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