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European Porcelain

By: Bacci, Mina

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1969

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8153

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 195mm x 139mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 157pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is bright and clean with no obvious signs of wear. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with little or no wear. Originally published in Italy in 1966, this is a smart guide to European porcelain in English translation by Adeline Hatcup, with extensive colour photograph illustration. Catalogue: An... View more info

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Josiah Wedgwood - A Biography

By: Burton, Anthony

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9693

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 239+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Some foxing to top edge, book has been handled but overall tight and clean. Dustwrapper has wear along top edges, spine colour faded, front flap clipped. Biography of a legendary British potter and pioneering industrialist. Catalogue: Science. Keywords: Wedgwood, porcelain, pottery View more info

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The Collector's Handbook of Marks and Monograms on Pottery & Porcelain

By: Chaffers, William ; Litchfield, Frederick

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Reeves and Turner: 1903

Seller ID: 12057

Condition: Good


Hardback, 195mm x 127mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xxx prelims, 234pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior of book is bright and clean, block a little darkened around edges but also clean, ragged as cut with opening pages still uncut at top. Tiny retailer sticker on inner front board. "New Edition" of Chaffers' reference guide to pottery and porcelain marks of British and European manufacturers, extensively revised by L... View more info

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English China Collecting for Amateurs

By: Cushion, J.P.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5692

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 19cm x 13cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 168 + 12pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine and boards clean, block also, save for dusty edges., Dustwrapper has been handled, one small nick to top of spine. Pocket-sized guide to collecting English china. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Porcelain, Wedgwood, Staffordshire View more info

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French Pottery

By: Gasnault, Paul ; Garnier, Edouard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1884

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12173

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 198mm x 134mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 183pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read over years, binding a little weak (like a WW2/austerity book) block a little darkened, rear embossed with school stamp also indenting final pages, front endpaper clipped, tiny retailer sticker on inner front board. Else clean and guite impressive for an 1884 volume. A "South Kensington Museum Art handbook&... View more info

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The Arcanum - The Extraordinary True Story of the Invention of European Porcelain

By: Glesson, Janet

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Bantam Press: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14461

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 205mm x 134mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , ii prelims, 273pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +++. Board corners bumped, book in otherwise very good condition. Clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. The remarkable tale of how German manufacturers acquired the secret of making porcelain from the Chinese. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: China, Dresden, Saxony View more info

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Minton Pottery & Porcelain of the first Period 1793 - 1850

By: Godden, Geoffrey A.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 925

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 254mm x 190mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 168 + c.100pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been read but tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has tiny partial sticker residue on front, else clean with minimal wear. Originally published in 1968, this is the first book to be devoted... View more info

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Chats on English China

By: Hayden, Arthur ; Bunt, Cyril G.E.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1952

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 5693

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 22cm x 13cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 168pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new, and has been read, but spine, boards and block all clean, save for a little dustiness to top edge of block. Dustwrapper has frayed top of spine, otherwise clean with little wear. Hayden's classic 1904 guide to historical English porcelain, updated by Cyril Bunt. Catalogue: Antiques ... View more info

English Pottery and Porcelain

By: Honey, W.B.

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black: 1945

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5701

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 225mm x 137mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, xvi prelims, 271pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is not new, and clearly a wartime production, but nonetheless tight and clean, with just a little darkening of block. A concise history of English ceramic art. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: England, porcelain, china, Worcester View more info

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Cottage Antiques

By: Hughes, Therle

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1967

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 2993

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 219pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Less than good. Gift Inscription. Boards slightly bumped. Block slightly slippy with dusting to top. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear around edges. Unfortunately a large area of rear is lost - perhaps 7cm x 5cm, with further 1 sq cm loss to top. Front still intact, though, and with protection is still easy to handle. A delightful guide to the... View more info

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Alt-Meissner Porzellan in Dresden

By: Menzhausen, Ingelore

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Berlin, Henschel Verlag: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9578

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 275mm x 245mm white cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 212pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Jurgen Karpinski. Very Good/Very Good. Large-scale book has been handled but still tight and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal evidence of handling. A stunning photographic presentation of the finest of all German porcelain. German text. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. ... View more info

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Chelsea and Chelsea-Derby China

By: Mew, Egan

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London / New York, T.C. & E.C. Jack / Dodd-Mead:

Seller ID: 12056

Condition: Good


Hardback, 214mm x 155mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 96+pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, spine and boards bumped, block edges darkened and ragged as cut, endpapers grubby, pages basically clean. Undated but early 20th century volume in "Masters of Handicraft" series offers an illustrated historical review of the finest Chelsea and Chelsea-Derby ware. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Key... View more info

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The Observer's Book of Pottery & Porcelain

By: Payton, Mary ; Payton, Geoffrey

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London / New York, Frederick Warne: 1973

Seller ID: 14333

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 145mm x 93mm turquoise cloth boards, black titles, , 192+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Little book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with light wear to corners, front flap clipped with original price sticker. #51 in the Observer's series offers a typically thorough A-Z guide to great porcelain through the ages. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords... View more info

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Eighteenth Century English Porcelain

By: Savage, George

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1964

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5680

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo Light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xx prelims, 435 + 112pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Owners inscription. Ends of spine faded, Block darkened with some grubbiness to edges. Some spotty staining to rear endpaper/board. Pages and 112 plates all clean save for ink marks on 2 pages on Shropshire work. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and fading. Serious guide to a glorious age of English pottery manufacturers.... View more info

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The Illustrated Guide to Victorian Parian China

By: Shinn, Charles ; Shinn, Dorrie

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1971

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 8871

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 256mm x 160mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 125 + c.100pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Gift Inscription. Book is tight and clean save for some faint pinpoint foxing to top block edge. Plate photographs all bright and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, edges worn and spine faded. The first full-scale reference guide to Parian china, generously illust... View more info

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Rococo - Art and Design in Hogarth's England

By: Snodin, Michael (ed)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Trefoil / V&A: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8955

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 260mm x 206mm , 233+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Large-scale paperback has been read, spine scuffed and colour faded but not creased on edge, only on join at front and rear. Block clean and unmarked. Book-length catalogue for a major exhibition of objects of the English rococo - from porcelain to furniture. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: England, rococo, exhibition, Hogarth... View more info

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The Potter's Hand

By: Wilson, A.N.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16804

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 240mm x 163mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 505pp. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Marvellous novel-like history of the 18th century Wedgwood manufacturing company, specificially concerning Josiah Wedgwood's commission for a great dinner service by Catherine the Great of Russia. Catalogue: Science. Keywords: porcelain, Frog, Russia, Darwon View more info

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About Collecting

By: Yoxall (M.P.), J.H.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, London Opinion Curio Club: 1908

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5691

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 134pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed, block edges ragged, differential fading to endpapers, isolated faint foxing on pages. Book actually feels older than publication date. Curious illustrated volume describes the joys of collecting things - specifically porcelain. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectabl... View more info