A History Of Pottery And Porcelain, Medieval And Modern.
John Murray, Albemarle Street.
Third edition, revised and augmented, with coloured plates and numerous woodcuts.
8vo. 6.25 x 9 inches. i-x + iiia -xh + xi -xix + [i] + 549 pp. Bound in contemporary half red morocco over red leather, gilt, decorated gilt; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. Bound by Mudie. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A little wear to extremities, top and fore edges sunned and occasional scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Early bookplate of Arthur William English. Illustrated by 6 chromolithograph plates, protected by captioned tissue guards, including frontispiece, by 303 numbered wood engravings in text and by Appendix III of Marks and Monograms. Decorated by title page vignette. A history of European pottery and porcelain, by country of origin. Appendices I and II contain a Glossary of Terms and a List of Collections of China. According to the British Museum, this was the first book about ceramics to be published in Britain. The author, Joseph Marryat (1790-1876), was the brother of the nautical novelist, Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848).
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