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FIFTY MASTERPIECES OF POTTERY, PORCELAIN, GLASS VESSELS, STAINED GLASS, PAINTED ENAMEL., (Victoria & Albert Museum).
1 (Victoria & Albert Museum). FIFTY MASTERPIECES OF POTTERY, PORCELAIN, GLASS VESSELS, STAINED GLASS, PAINTED ENAMEL.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, (1968), 2nd edition, 2nd impression. 
103 pp, 16 mo, soft cover. Contains 50 b&w plates and full descriptions of pottery and glass from exhibits in the V&A Museum. Spine and page edges browning lightly. Slight bump to top of spine. Light edgewear to covers and spine. Interior - cle an and tight. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Beeshy's , The China Shop. A LITTLE PORTFOLIO ILLUSTRATING SOME OF THE EXCEPTIONAL VALUES IN FINE ENGLISH EARTHENWARE AND ENGLISH BONE CHINA NOW BEING SHOWN BY BEESHY'S, THE CHINA SHOP, RIDGEWAY, ONTARIO.
Ridgeway, Ontario Beeshy's, The China Shop Card covers in wire Binding Very Good - 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. Orange card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. No date, but the text references two patterns introduced in 1937 and there is a printed note on the back cover stating that the Wire-o-binding was patented 1936. B&w photographs of the shop (exterior & interior) and the proprietors, plus b&w (and a few colour) photographs of china (Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Johnson Bros., Adams, etc.). Short historiesy of the store, the family, the decoration of English china. Pages 12-48 show examples of some of the different patterns carried with descriptions. "The Romance of a Village Shop" is printed on the inside of both covers. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, a few soft wrinkles at some page fore-edges, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at corners of covers, very light edge wrinkling, one tiny edge tear on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
3 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Chisnall, Peter. Illustrated by Richard Grasby. POTTERS PROGRESS: A SHORT HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THE ART OF POTTERY MAKING FROM THE EARLIEST AGES.
Allied English Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent, 1966. 
27 pp, 8vo, hard cover in glassine wrapper. Monotone illus by Richard Grasby. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Glassine is lightly browned at spine and edges, minor creasing at corners, top/bottom of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
NINETEENTH-CENTURY POTTERY AND PORCELAIN IN CANADA., Collard, Elizabeth.
5 Collard, Elizabeth. NINETEENTH-CENTURY POTTERY AND PORCELAIN IN CANADA.
Montreal McGill University Press 1984 0773503927 / 9780773503922 2nd Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
477 pp, 4to (10 1/2" H). B & w illust. A survey of the ceramic wares used by Canadians in the 19th C. Deals with both imported and Canadian made wares, setting them against the social, economic, and artistic background of the time. It tells of how the potters of Britain vigorously built up trade with British North America and how their wares travelled to the farthest outposts of a pioneer land. Also covers the popular "Historical China", "Portneuf" and the important potters of St. Johns, Quebec. Previous owner's bookplate and erased pencik mark on free front endpaper, previous owners name in ink on first preliminary page, tiny soiling mark on fore-edge of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
6 Collard, Elizabeth. THE POTTERS' VIEW OF CANADA: CANADIAN SCENES ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY EARTHENWARE.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1983 0773504214 / 9780773504219 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, marks. "This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to potters' views of Canada. The potters' views of Canada have a many-sided appeal, linking the world of artists, printmakers, and photographers to the ceramics industry. Covering the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign, this volume focuses chiefly on wares made for the dinner table or the washstand. All are earthenware, decorated by transfer printing, and produced by British potters. The scenes they depict range from the awesome falls at Niagara to early steamboats on the St Lawrence, from igloos in the Arctic to a governor's residence in New Brunswick. Elizabeth Collard traces the evolution of these wares, placing them in their historical setting and identifying the sources from which many of the views were derived. She also provides much detail on the English and Scottish potters and on the artists whose work they adapted to their own use." Very minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing to glossy surface. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Folio Society. (C.V. Wedgwood, Christopher Robinson.) FOLIO: THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF THE FOLIO SOCIETY. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1968.
Folio Society, London, 1968. 
15 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; Accidental Literature: The Letters of Dorothy Osborne; Food for Thought (food in literature). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 6. THE ROMANTIC AGE IN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: ROMANTICS TO EARLY VICTORIANS.), Ford, Boris, ed.  David Punter, Alexander Youngson, John Beer, Michael Rosenthal, John Harvey, Alexandra Wedgwood, H.C. Robbins Landon, Tom Williamson, Pat Kirkham, Christopher Gillie.
8 Ford, Boris, ed. David Punter, Alexander Youngson, John Beer, Michael Rosenthal, John Harvey, Alexandra Wedgwood, H.C. Robbins Landon, Tom Williamson, Pat Kirkham, Christopher Gillie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 6. THE ROMANTIC AGE IN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: ROMANTICS TO EARLY VICTORIANS.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
330 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Romantics to Early Victorians; Edinburgh: City of Reason and Nature; Literature; The Fine Arts; Graphic Satire and Illustration; Architecture; Music; The Athenaeum; Enclosure and the English Hedgerow; The Applied Arts: Design, Craft and Trade; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MILLER'S COLLECTING BLUE & WHITE POTTERY., Neale, Gillian.
9 Neale, Gillian. MILLER'S COLLECTING BLUE & WHITE POTTERY.
Miller's, London, 2004. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840008334 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, including marks. "Blue-and-white pottery has long proved a popular and accessible collecting area, with hand-painted patterns in blue and white first being used to decorate ceramics in the 17th century by the Chinese. Since the technique of transfer-printing was introduced in the late 18th century, a vast range of attractive yet affordable wares in numerous detail e d p a t t erns have been produced, offering tremendous scope to collectors. Learning how to discern between the different forms and periods, and uncovering the fascinating history behind the manufacture of the pieces, is an intriguing and rewar di ng pr oc es s .. ..dealer and expert Gillian Neale examines the many different strands (of the blue-and-white theme) by dividing the book into collecting by design, by decoration, by factory, and by use. A comprehensive introduction to the inv ent ion and de vel om e nt of blue-and-white pottery is provided, including the factory processes in manufacture. Over 350 full-colour photographs illustrate the diversity of blue-and-white pottery available at a wide range of prices, with useful col lect i ng i nfor mati on and advice highlighted throughout. Helpful tips are also given on how to care for and display your collection. Whether a beginner in the field or well-established collector, (this book) provides the essential backgrou nd in forma ti on ne eded to bu ild a successful collection." Dust jacket has two small light line indentations on rear panel. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
BLUE & WHITE CROSS STITCH.  INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC DESIGNS OF WILLOW PATTERN, DELFTWARE AND TOILES DE JOUY., Turvey, Helena.
10 Turvey, Helena. BLUE & WHITE CROSS STITCH. INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC DESIGNS OF WILLOW PATTERN, DELFTWARE AND TOILES DE JOUY.
Hamlyn, London, 2001, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0600601943 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, patterns, drawings. "Crisp blue and white has always been a popular colour combination, especially in soft furnishings. The classic designs of Willow Pattern ceramics, Delftware pottery and Toiles de Jouy textiles have inspired this beautiful collection of cross stitch projects for the home. The 28 projects are grouped by room and range from cushions to napkins. E ach project is accompanied by a colour chart and detailed instructions on how to make the project and work the embroidery. There is also practical information on stitches and relevant materials and techniques." Projects include: Cushions, c u r t a i n s and curtain ties, lampshades, tablecloth, napkins, coasters, hand towels, bathmat, pillowcase, bags, picture, sampler, etc. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket h as s om e mi no r ed ge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BATTLEFIELDS IN BRITAIN.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES - THE BRITISH PEOPLE IN PICTURES SERIES., Wedgwood, C.V.
11 Wedgwood, C.V. BATTLEFIELDS IN BRITAIN. BRITAIN IN PICTURES - THE BRITISH PEOPLE IN PICTURES SERIES.
William Collins of London, MCMXXXXIV (1944). 
48 pp, 8 15/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 21b&w illustrations. "In this book (C.V. Wedgwood) has chosen, after a brilliant general survey of her subject, to describe the most important battles which have taken place in Britain - the battle of Hastings, Edghill, Marston Moor, Killiecrankie, Dunbar - up to the last battle of all, the Battle of Britain. The stories of these battles are fascinating and exciting and the qualities of the great leaders - of Harold, Rupe r t , M o n trose, Fairfax, Cromwell, Dundee - are freshly presented within this limited focus. Most people have at some time stood on the site of an old battlefield and wished to have a clearer and more accurate picture of the historic event than h is k n ow le dg e could command. This Miss Wedgwood now makes possible, and the reader of the book will look at Maiden Castle and the field of Naseby and all the sites of our historic battles with reawakened interest and pride." Tiny foxing ma rks an d l ig ht bro wni ng on top of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning on spine and on some inside edges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 


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