London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1881. Hardcover. 4to. This is the second edition of an important work first published by Audsley and Bowes in 1875. George Audsley and his brother William were noted architects and decorative arts experts. Audsley was also an early British authority on Japanese art publishing. The second edition incorporates information from relevant reports published after the first edition. The first section is an introductory essay of 111 pages, followed by chapters discussing different Keramic manufactures and provinces. The text is accompanied by 32 beautiful black and white and chromolithographic plates. Bound in a lovely signed binding by Root and Son in full green morocco with five raised bands and six compartments with elaborate floral devices and title to the spine, and with gilt lines and decoration to boards along interior and exterior edges. There is browning to spine and to top edge of front board, though gilt remains bright. Marbled end pages and full gilt edges. The interior is very clean with some browning to margins of pages not affecting the text and illustrations. Includes a detailed index and a glossary of marks and monograms. 304 pages. ART/071907. Near Fine.
Ceramics and Glass
Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1977. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED on title-page: To Olivia Rodgers an old & dear friend John and also signed under his printed name. Fine blue coated cloth backed blue linen boards, gilt title to spine. Very good plus pictorial d.j. (one closed tear to rear flap, small amount of creasing, edgewear). Interior is very nice, bright and clean, though a few areas have some ink underlining. Contains 144 plates, many in color. 153 pp. + facsimile reproduction of the 1755 Chelsea sale catalog, an important source documents for students of English porcelain. Ceramics. CER/8223. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Crown Publishers, (1948). Hardcover. Second Printing. Very good in very good, price-clipped dustjacket. Dustjacket is sunned at the spine and along top edge; slight creasing to top edge. Front endpapers have discolored area from loose piece of paper' interior otherwise clean. 20 full color plates; 88 halftone plates. Index, 132 pages. Antiques. GLASS1/5180. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
Camden, New York: Thomas Nelson, 1970. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in very good green and orange illustrated dust jacket with green title to front panel and to orange spine. Some bubling to platic coating over dust jacket. Slight musty smell to interior of book. Index, 336 pages. CER/102710. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
London and New York: J. M. Dent & Co. and G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. Hardcover. 1 of 500 copies. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Exterior front hinge is starting but board remains firmly attached. Fraying to cloth at hinge crack and at spine ends. Spine faded to brown. Rubbing to boards and spine. Minor wear to edges and corners. Pages are untrimmed. Else is clean and bright. Includes very delicate remains of a ribbon bookmark. 179 pages. Ceramics. CER/041708. Very Good +.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1974. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good purple cloth 4to., bright silver gilt to spine. Insides are clean, bright text. Binding is tight. Endpapers faded at edges and along hinge. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and blue spine panel. Minor edge wear to dust jacket. 120 color illustrations and 110 b/w. Index, 210 pp. Ceramics and Glass. GLASS/8233. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: Bramhall House, 1956. Hardcover. Very good pale green cloth covered boards in very good- black and white illustrated dust jacket with black title to front paneland white title to black spine. Tape repair to dust jacket. Former owner's bookplate to front paste down. Copiously illustrated with black and white photographic illustrations. 408 pages with index. Ceramics and glass. GLASSI/9123. Very Good in Very Good- DJ.
Los Angeles and San Francisco: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Chronicle Books, (1990). Paperback. 4to. Blue paper wrappers with green title to front wrapper and to yellow spine. Inscription to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with full color illustrations throughout. 238 pages. CER/020711. Near Fine in Wraps.
London: Collins, 1951. Hardcover. Very good in very good white, black and blue illustrated dustjacket with black title to front and spine panel. Dust jacket is price clipped and slightly chipped at spine ends, and with small tear (less than 1/2 inch) to top edge of rear panel. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 127 pages. Porcelain. PORC01/010600. Very Good in Very Good DJ.
London: Richard Dennis, 1973. Paperback. 4to. Illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to white spine. Minor rubbing to wrappers as well as minor damp staining to bottom corner of rear wrapper and small chip to the same place. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Minor musty odor to interior. 128 pages. Ceramics and glass. CER/100110. Very Good + in Wraps.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1908. Hardcover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 8vo. Includes 38 half-tone engravings from photographs. Blue cloth boards with white title to spine and front board. Spine is faded and boards are rubbed. Chipping to head of spine and minor wear to corners. Illustrated pastedown to front board. Interior is very clean with bright text and many illustrations. Front endpages are browned due to a newspaper article on delftware from 1978, which is still present. Signed by previous owner, dating from 1954. Tight binding. Index, 78 pp. CER/051304. Very Good -.
Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing, (1984). Paperback. 4to. Near fine in illustrated black paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and black title to white spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations in both black and white and color throughout. 160 pages. CER/080510. Near Fine in Wraps.
NY: Harper and Brothers, 1878. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Fraying/wear to spine ends and joints. Wear to corners. Front hinge is cracked leaving front board nearly detached. Occasional smudge marks to interior, else clean with many illustrations. Section of rear free endpage is detached. Good reading copy. Index, 531 pages. CER/073106. Good.
The Antique Collector's Club, 1993. Hardcover. Includes over 600 dictionary entries, complete historical survey, extracts from contemporary visits to the factories, details every principal workman connected with each factory, every named pattern, select bibliography, and more. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior filled with photographic illustrations, many of which are in full color. Near fine illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and to black spine panel. 389 pages. Porcelain. POR208031. Fine / Near Fine.