Catalogue #295





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1. Adams, Len & Yvonne. Meissen Portrait Figures. Leicester; Magna Books: 1992. Reprint edition. The Meissen factory's portrait figures are famous for their quality and design. This book describes the various kinds of figures produced, and the sources used to inspire their creation. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 224 pages, b/w and color illustrations; dj. A little light wear. [08327] $50.00


2. Argnani, Federigo. Le Ceramiche e Maioliche Faentine dalla loro origine fino al principio del secolo xvi... Faenza; Giuseppe Montanari Editore: 1889. Edition limited to 285 numbered copies. One of the major studies of the maiolica of Faenza of the 15th and 16th centuries written by Professor Argnani, curator of the Civic Museum in Faenze. Solon notes Argnani's special love for, and interest in, the antique maiolica wares, and indeed the author drew and colored the illustrations himself. Argnani's interests were varied, and he is still remembered in Faenza as a "unique patriotic and artistic character" under whose supervision the Municipal Art Gallery was expanded and moved to the ex-Jesuit convent where it is still located. The pieces of maiolica shown in these outstanding colored plates are mainly examples of everyday wares, brilliantly decorated. Hardcover. 10"x14", xii + 83 pages, plus 20 folding chromolithographed plates. Red cloth with a leather spine, spine somewhat scuffed, cloth with some soil. Contents with some foxing to the preliminaries, a little foxing to the text, and a little to the plates, primarily confined to the very outer margin; one plate has a 1" tear on the margin. [08706] $1,750.00


3. Atterbury, Paul (ed.). English Pottery and Porcelain. An Historical Survey. New York; Universe Books: 1978. An anthology of articles which appeared in the Magazine Antiques between the 1920s and the 1970s. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 282 pages, b/w illustrations; covers a bit worn, tips thumbed, light soil. [09661] $45.00


4. Ayer China Co. Catalogue of Old Dark Blue Crockery and Old China, Delft and other Ware, wanted by the Ayer Antique China Co. with prices paid for same. Ayer: no date (1890s). A fascinating little catalog- issued by a firm of china dealers who were looking to purchase transferware in the very, very early years of its collectability. The prices they paid ranged from $1.00 to $10.00 for pieces, which are described very briefly, usually with a note on the view or decoration. The text is illustrated with some crude, small woodcuts. A rather unusual early transferware item. Softcover. 5.5"x8.75", 23 pages, woodcut illustrations, decorated covers; light wear, a short tear in the cover, but a nice copy of a fragile item. [08122] $125.00


5. Bahrami, Dr. Mehdi. Gurgan Faiences. Cairo; Le Scribe Egyptien S.A.E.: 1949. An important piece of research into 12th and 13th century Iranian ceramics. The city of Gurgan had not previously been linked to faience production, but extensive excavations there uncovered evidence that it was an important ceramics center. Dr. Bahrami was the Curator of Islamic Art at the Teheran Museum. Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 134 pages with 11 b/w plates and 33 illustrations in the text, plus 98 b/w plates; errata sheet. Light wear, a little soil; a nice copy. [08019] $200.00


6. Baldwin, Cinda K. Great & Noble Jar. Traditional Stoneware of South Carolina. McKissick Museum/University of Georgia Press: 1993. A thorough, scholarly study of stoneware pottery and potters of South Carolina. Baldwin examines the clays, glazes, regional folk traditions, influence and work of African-American slave potters, post-war stoneware production, and the 20th century decline and renewal of the South Carolina folk pottery tradition. Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 234 pages, 15 color and many b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90195] $39.95


7. Barber, Edwin Atlee. Artificial Soft Paste Porcelain. France, Italy, Spain and England. New York; Doubleday, Page & Company: 1907. A study of the soft-paste wares of a number of European factories. Barber was one of the foremost experts on ceramics of his day, and authored several volumes in this "Art Primer" series, "to furnish, for the use of collectors, historical and art students and artisans, the most reliable information, based on the latest discoveries". Hardcover. 6"x9", 40 pages plus 42 b/w illustrations; marks; covers a bit worn and soiled; a copy that has been used by several distinguished firms- on the title page there is the blindstamp of a collector, and also of the American Art Association - Anderson Galleries; the AAA's blindstamp is repeated on the endpaper, opposite the ink stamp of the Kende Galleries; there is also the nice engraved bookplate of Henry Otis Harris. [09069] $40.00


8. Barber, Edwin Atlee. Lead Glazed Pottery. Part First (Common Clays) Plain Glazed, Sgraffito and Slip-Decorated Wares. Philadelphia; Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art: 1907. This study contains a number of examples of Pennsylvania-German and other American wares. Softcover. 6"x9", 32 pages plus 46 b/w illustrations; light soil, some wear, rear cover with large chunk torn off. [09071] $45.00


9. Barnard, Julian. Victorian Ceramic Tiles. Greenwich; New York Graphic Society: 1972. The Victorians were just nutty about tiles. This well illustrated survey traces the history of decorative Victorian tiles, their design and manufacture, leading makers and designers, architectural faience and terra cotta, and tile collecting. Hardcover. 7.5"x10”, 184 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w and color, dj; a fine copy in a lightly worn jacket. [30657] $65.00


10. Barrett, F.A. Worcester Porcelain. New York; Pitman Publishing Corporation: [1953]. A good early modern study of 18th century Worcester porcelains; still useful and worth reading. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 53 pages, plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates, dj; jacket quite worn and torn. [06571] $35.00


11. Bastenaire-Daudenart, F. L'Art de Fabriquer la Porcelaine, suive d'un Vocabulaire des Mots techniques et d'un traite de la Peinture et Dorure sur Porcelaine. Paris; a la Librairie Scientifique et Industrielle de Malher et Cie.: 1827. A study of the manufacture of porcelain, as well as painting and gilding porcelain, as it stood in the first decades of the 19th century, with an extensive glossary. Daudenart was the proprietor and manager of the factory of Saint Amand-les-Eaux, and wrote several books on ceramic manufacture. Solon spends most of his lengthy entry on this title complaining that, although Daudenart was well trained in the almost-obsolete technique of making soft-paste "fritted" body china, he chose to write a book about the manufacture of hard-paste porcelain instead. Branner. 2 volumes. Hardcover. 4.25"x7", xviii + 403 + 443 pages, plus 4 folding engraved plates; bound in old boards with new leather spines with red labels and gilt titles; a little internal toning and soil, plate edges a bit soiled and tatty, but overall a nice set. [08283] $650.00


12. Battie, David & Michael Turner. The Price Guide to 19th and 20th Century British Porcelain. Woodbridge; Antique Collector's Club: 1980. 2nd prtg. All right, you ask, why buy a 20+ year old price guide? Because this is a great pictorial survey of Victorian-era porcelain. Well, that was easy... .Hardcover. 5.5"x8", 507 pages, packed with b/w illustrations, dj; light wear. [06457] $25.00


13. Beckwith, Arthur. Majolica and Fayence: Italian, Sicilian, Majorcan, Hispano-Moresque and Persian. New York. D. Appleton and Company: 1877. An early study of Italian maiolica, with a chapter of mottoes and sayings found on the pottery, and many notes on the decorative motifs and techniques of maiolica potters. The examples and illustrations were drawn from the Castellani Collection. An additional chapter describes the ceramics at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Hardcover. 5.25"x8", 185 pages, 51 line illustrations; light cover wear; both hinges reglued along the inner seam. [08983] $25.00


14. Berendsen, Anne, et al. Tiles. A General History. New York; The Viking Press: 1967. A beautifully illustrated and wide-ranging survey. It begins in Antiquity and ends at the close of the 18th century, encompassing England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and Italy. There is also an extensive bibliography. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 286 pages, profusely illustrated with b/w and color plates and tipped-in color plates, dj; light wear, a nice copy in a slightly soiled jacket. [04889] $125.00


15. Berges, Ruth. From Gold to Porcelain. The Art of Porcelain and Faience. New York; Thomas Yoseloff: 1965. 2nd ptg. A study of how the art of porcelain and faience came from the East to Europe and was developed there during its flowering in the 17th-19th centuries. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 239 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations; lightly worn and somewhat soiled jacket. [05629] $25.00


16. Beurdeley, Michel. Chinese Trade Porcelain. Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1969. 2nd printing. A spectacular pictorial and textual survey of Chinese export porcelain made for the European market. One of the most visually pleasing books on this subject. Hardcover. 10"x11", 214 pages, 24 color and 344 b/w illustrations, dj; Light cover soil and a few scuffs, a few short tears to the jacket. Near fine. [05465] $125.00


17. [Bleier Collection] European Furniture, Decorative Arts, Silver & Fine Ceramics, including the Lloyd J. Bleier Collection of Wedgwood. Boston; Skinner: April 25-26, 2003. Sale 2191. The first session of 486 lots contained the Bleier Collection of Wedgwood, which was about two-thirds of the material. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 185 pages, 1,348 lots, many b/w and some color illustrations; light wear, page corners turned down; some pen notes. [09037] $35.00


18. Blunt, Reginald. The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery. Boston; Houghton Mifflin Company: 1925. Based on the 1924 loan exhibition at Chelsea Town Hall. Porcelain was loaned for the exhibition by a large number of private collectors, making for a very interesting show, which also included some original Chelsea molds. As the exhibition was only open for 12 days, it was decided to take photographs of the displays and the pieces, and put together this catalog. The catalog includes interesting notes about the exhibition itself, along with photographs of it as it was installed, illustrations of the pieces, and the texts of the "Informal Talks" given by such notables as Bernard Rackham, William King, Frank Stoner, Charles Vyse, and Reginald Blunt. Hardcover. 8"x10", 131 pages, plus a color frontispiece and 49 b/w collotype plates. Light wear, short tear at spine head, but a nice copy. [05359] $125.00


19. Bock, Gisela Reineking von. Steinzeug. Koln; Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Koln: 1986. A wonderfully illustrated study of German stoneware jugs, pitchers, plates, mugs, bowls and other wares. The text is in German, but the catalog is extensively illustrated. Also includes a detailed bibliography. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 466 pages with 875+ b/w illustrations and 16 color plates, plus 52 b/w plates; dj; light wear. [06109] $125.00


20. [Bonbonnieres] Catalogue of Important English Enamel Form Bonbonnieres... also French Porcelain Bonbonnieres, property of a Gentleman. London; Sotheby & Co.: July 8th, 1969. An auction with many rare and startling pieces including a yellow Pug, a lion killing a lamb, a peacock snuff box, a Mennecy maggot (that's what it says), a St. Cloud stag, and much more. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 29 pages plus 2 color and 9 b/w plates; a nice copy. [07912] $40.00


21. Branin, M. Lelyn. The Early Potters and Potteries of Maine. Augusta; Maine State Museum: 1978. A detailed examination, region by region, of Maine's redware and stoneware pottery industry; the most detailed and comprehensive account of Maine potters and their wares. "Describes the location of each pottery, its owners, and the type of ware turned out in a carefully documented narrative" -Strong. [Strong 299] [Weidner A43] Hardcover. 7"x10", 262 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; annotated; light wear, jacket just a little rubbed. [08685] $200.00


22. Branin, M. Lelyn. The Winslow Pottery in Portland, Maine. [contained in] Old-Time New England, The Bulletin of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Spring, 1971. The rise and fall of this successful mid-19th century stoneware manufactory. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", article- pp.95-104, b/w illustrations; issue- 28 pages; light wear. [08980] $25.00


23. Britton, Frank. English Delftware in the Bristol Collection. London; Sotheby Publications: 1982. "The 800 pieces of English delftware in the Bristol Art Gallery form what is believed to be the largest such public collection in the world. They have never before been catalogued, but now Frank Britton has devoted eight years to this task, opening up to collectors and historians of ceramics a wealth of invaluable comparative material. The resulting volume presents a comprehensive survey of the styles and decoration employed in the production of this fascinating and widely used ware. With so many examples of different shapes and styles of decoration, it has been possible to arrange the catalogue in chapters explaining the genesis of each, and illustrating its characteristics with specimens in the collection". Hardcover. 8"x11", 335 pages, 26 color and 800+ b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [06114] $350.00


24. Bubnova, E. Old Russian Faience. Moscow; Iskusstvo: 1973. A well illustrated study of all types of 18th-19th century Russian pottery, from fine to folk. The 122-page text is in both Russian and English, and there are English picture captions. The 40 color illustrations are big and beautiful. Over the last 20 years, this has been one of our most popular books on Russian ceramics. Hardcover. 9"x12", 187 pages, b/w and color illustrations; marks; dj. A fine copy in a lightly worn jacket. [30659] $85.00


25. Burgess, Arene Wiemers. Souvenir Plates. A Collector's Guide. Privately published: 1978. A collector's survey of English and American china with American views, compiled by going through the advertisements in 27 years worth of Spinning Wheel, Hobbies and Antiques Journal, which sounds like a Helluva way to spend the winter. Arranged by company, with brief histories and lists of views they produced. Softcover. 6"x9", 138 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, covers a bit rubbed. [08187] $25.00


26. Burrison, John A. Brothers in Clay. The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery. Athens; University of Georgia Press: 1995. "Georgia has a remarkable pottery tradition beginning with the colonial potter Andrew Duche, who set up shop in Savannah in 1738 and spanning the centuries to Lanier Meaders... 'Brothers in Clay' is the story of this tradition and the families who have shaped and preserved it." Softcover. 8"x10", 326 pages, 12 color plates and 152 b/w illustrations. New. [90192] $35.00


27. Buschor, Ernst. Greek Vase-Painting. New York; E.P. Dutton: [1922]. A pioneering work on ancient Greek vase painting, originally published in Germany in 1913. Reprinted in softcover a few years ago and still worth reading, even though later in life Buschor became an apologist for the Nazis. During the Second World War he wrote a book claiming the ancient Greeks were of Nordic origin, and another book on ancient warfare which glamorized "heroic war" and was dedicated to German soldiers who had died for the "great Hellenic Heritage". Hardcover. 7"x10", xii + 180 pages plus 96 b/w plates; light cover soil, contents with some spotting; binding dry and prone to light cracking at a few joints. [08224] $40.00


28. Buten, David. 18th Century Wedgwood, A Guide for Collectors & Connoisseurs. New York; Main Street Press: 1980. Published in conjunction with the celebrations and exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of Wedgwood's birth, this volume provides a visual and textual survey and account of the man and his pots. Chapters are devoted to an explanation and discussion of various wares, including Queen's ware, variegated ware, pearl ware, basalts, jaspers, cane ware and Rosso Antico. There is also a helpful bibliography. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 192 pages, 20 color and 198 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, jacket with some small chips. [05763] $40.00


29. Buten, Harry M. Wedgwood ABC but not Middle E. Merion; Buten Museum of Wedgwood: 1964. Deluxe Edition. Harry Buten was the founder and Director of the Buten Museum of Wedgwood, and the author of several studies on Wedgwood pottery. This is one of his more personal books, a quirky, rambling guide to collecting Wedgwood, which provides a broad overview as well as little tidbits of information. This is an example from the Deluxe edition, with an inset Wedgwood jasperware medallion on the front cover. Signed by Buten. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 112 pages, numerous b/w illustrations; cloth covers with an original jasperware medallion inset; some cover soil, light foxing. [08710] $85.00


30. Cahiers de la Ceramique, du Verre, et des Arts du Feu. No.16. Sevres; Societe des Amis du Musee National de Ceramique: 1959. This issue of this prestigious and elegant periodical features essays on "Origins of French 18th century soft paste porcelain" [Origines de la Porcelaine tendre en France au XVIIIe siecle] by Henry-Pierre Fourest; and "Modern ceramics at the Faenza competition" [La Ceramique d'Art Moderne, italienne et europeene aux manifestations de Faenza] by Giuseppe Liverani. French text/English summaries. Softcover. 10"x12.5", 70+ pages, numerous b/w and 16 color illustrations, some tipped-in; light soil. [08691] $40.00


31. Cahiers de la Ceramique, du Verre, et des Arts du Feu. No.28. Sevres; Societe des Amis du Musee National de Ceramique: 1962. Includes an essay on “Grenoble earthenware of the 18th century" [Faiences de Grenoble au XVIIIe siecle] by Andree Lyon. French text/English summaries. Softcover. 10"x12.5", 50+ pages, numerous b/w and 6 tipped-in color illustrations; card covers. [08697] $40.00


32. Cahiers de la Ceramique, du Verre, et des Arts du Feu. No.31. Sevres; Societe des Amis du Musee National de Ceramique: 1963. This issue of this prestigious and elegant periodical features essays on "The Porcelain Manufactory of Clignancourt" [La manufacture de porcelaine de Clignancourt dite du Comte de Provence], by de Guillebon; and "Roanne earthenware of the 17th-19th centuries" [Faiences de Roanne, XVII-XIX siecle] by Mancey & Broisin. French text/English summaries. Softcover. 10"x12.5", 60+ pages, numerous b/w and 4 tipped-in color illustrations; light soil. [08698] $40.00


33. Canton and Nankin Ware in 1845. [contained in] Old Time New England. The Bulletin of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities: January, 1936. The complete text of a very detailed order which was sent to China in the spring of 1845 by a Boston merchant for chinaware, a copy of which had been given to the Society. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", pp.100-110 (article); b/w illustrations; light wear. [08179] $20.00


34. [Capodimonte] Important Continental Porcelain. London; Christie's: March 25, 1968. An auction of great European ceramics including fine Meissen, but the standout piece was a rare Capodimonte group of rabbit hunters, the only other known example of which was in the Blohm Collection; it sold for $22,500. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 52 pages plus 1 color and 17 b/w plates; 176 lots; prices realised sheet stapled inside the front cover; institutional stamp on cover. [08528] $25.00


35. Ceramics of the Weston Priory. Springfield; George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum: 1972. The catalog to the first exhibition of the pottery of Brother Thomas Bezanson of the Weston Priory. His work is shown along with that of his fellow potter there, Brother Augustine. The catalog begins with a short introductory note by Brother Thomas, and then lists 174 pieces of pottery, all lent from private collections. The text also includes a short note by the Director of the Museum, and detailed notes on the Sang de boeuf, rouge flambé, temmoku, celadon, and clare de lune glazes. It seems likely that these notes, though uncredited, were written by Brother Thomas. A very scarce catalog. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 18 pages, 1 color and 1 monochrome illustration; light soil, small stain on lower portion of the front cover. [30216] $200.00


36. Chaffers, William. Marks and Monograms on European and Oriental Pottery and Porcelain with Historical Notices of Each Manufactory... London; Reeves and Turner: 1886. 7th edition. A handsome leatherbound copy of this standard and weighty reference work. Hardcover. 7"x10", 918 pages, marks and line illustrations; some soil and tape repairs to the last few pages; bound in 3/4 royal blue leather with raised spine bands and gilt scrollwork decorations. [08761] $125.00


37. Chase, George H. The Loeb Collection of Arretine Pottery. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1908. "Arretine pottery takes its name from the ancient city of Tuscany, some fifty miles southeast of Florence." This elegant catalog of fine ancient pottery includes illustrations of many fragments and some intact examples. The collector who assembled it, James Loeb [1867-1933] was a dedicated Classicist who collected pottery and bronzes, founded the Loeb Classical Library at Harvard and was a trustee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He was also a founding member of the American Institute of Musical Art in New York, which later became the Juilliard School.

                This copy of the catalog has the bookplate and ownership inscription of its (uncredited) photographer, Eric Ellis Soderholtz. Soderholtz was a Swedish-born architectural photographer who moved to Maine and illustrated such books as "Examples of Colonial Domestic Architecture in Maryland and Virginia" (1892), and "Colonial Architecture and Furniture" (1895). He also made a line of garden pottery which became somewhat famous amongst gardeners, and which is very collectible today. This book includes a promotional card illustrating one of his garden pots which bears a striking resemblance to the Arretine pots illustrated in this catalog.

                Hardcover. 9"x12", 167 pages, plus 23 b/w plates; paper covered boards, paper separating along the hinges, covers a bit scuffed; rear hinge separated with the rear cover; with the handsome illustrated bookplate for "Boreas Lodge -Eric Ellis Soderholtz", and a presentation plate from "the editors", with the penned note: "All photographs from which plates were made by EE Soderholtz May and June 1907". With a second, custom bound volume containing 19 tipped-in original photographs, presumably also taken by Soderholtz, of examples of intact and fragmented Arretine pottery. [08759] $275.00


38. Chilton, Meredith & J.P. Palmer. A Taste of Elegance. Eighteenth Century English Porcelain from Private Collections in Ontario. George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art: 1986. A nicely-produced loan exhibition catalog featuring "useful wares", not figures. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 64 pages, color and b/w illustrations; embossure on title page, else fine. [08344] $25.00


39. [China Trade] Fine English Furniture and Objects of Art including Chinese Export Porcelain from Matthew and Elisabeth Sharpe. New York; Christie's: October 14-15, 1994. Sale 7970. The Sharpe Collection comprises lots 1-237. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 199 pages, 534 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, cover with some corner creases. [09239] $35.00


40. [China Trade] Belle Collection de Porcelaines des Chine. Monaco; Sotheby's: March 5, 1989. A fine auction of export ceramics including many unusual items- a rare Quianlong wall sconce; a magnificent famille-rose rococo tureen; a superb pair of Compaigne-des-Indes crane figures & a pair of famille-rose pheasants; fine armorials; a fox-hunting scene punch bowl; a rare erotic-scene teacup and saucer, and a lot more! Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 95 pages, lots 301-478; near fine. [09029] $40.00


41. [China Trade] Compagnie des Indes. Monaco; Christie's: June 20, 1988. A nice auction of export ceramics primarily devoted to famille rose and verte, and also with turquoise-glazed figures, some 18th century armorial and scenic ceramics, a set of 6 paintings of trading scenes, and more. Softcover. 8"x10", 147 pages, 252 lots, most lots illustrated in color; near fine. [09028] $40.00


42. [China Trade] Porcelaines et Objets de Chine. Monaco: Christie's: June 22, 1989. This auction included may fine China Trade ceramics, including a rose-imari armorial spice box with the Royal Arms of France, c.1720; an ormolu-mounted famille rose tureen and cover; many other armorial pieces; a pair of famille verte figures of standing warrior immortals; and much more. Softcover. 8"x10", 152 pages, 215 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09009] $45.00


43. [China Trade] Chinese Export Porcelain including Tobacco Leaf Decoration. English Pottery & Porcelain, Staffordshire, Martinware, Wedgwood, Chelsea, Derby, Worcester, Bow & 19th Century Porcelain. Property of Various Owners including the Estate of the Late Mrs. Forsyth Wickes, New York, Estate of the Late Consuelo U. Ford, New York. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: September 18, 1970. Sale 3075. An auction sale catalog. Softcover. 6"x9", 51 pages, 187 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page. [70005] $15.00


44. [Chinese Ceramics] Catalogue of Fine Famille Verte and other Ch'ing Porcelains. London; Christie, Manson & Woods: March 18th, 1968. This auction included property from the collections of the Viscount Ednam, Lady Moyra Loyd, Sir Curil Hinshelwood, and others. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 37 pages, 170 lots, 2 b/w plates. [07692] $15.00


45. Church, A.H. Josiah Wedgwood, Master Potter. London; Selley and Co.: 1903. 2nd edition. Solon notes that this work was the first study to summarize in a reasonable space all the previous work on Wedgwood. Chiefly based on Meteyard and Jewitt, it provided the reader with a comprehensive, manageable overview of Wedgwood and his works, in addition to offering several new pieces of information about Wedgwood. It was, Solon wrote, "neither too long nor too short, yet it contains all that a collector of Wedgwood ware is bound to know". Well, there are probably a few new things to know that may have come up since 1903, but still, how can one resist adding this to the bookcase after that recommendation? Hardcover. 7"x10.5", 83 pages, plus 4 gravure plates and 31 color and b/w plates; a few internal spots and light cover wear. A presentation binding "With compliments of Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd., Etruria..." stamped on the base of the front cover. [08713] $85.00


46. Church, A.H., et al. Some Minor Arts as Practised in England. London; Seeley and Co. Ltd.: 1894. This handsome oversize book includes several essays of antiquarian interest which had appeared in the 'Portfolio'- of interest to us here is "Old English Pottery" (slip-ware, Dwight's stoneware and white salt-glazed ware) by A.H. Church. This chapter, Solon notes, is "greatly enhanced by coloured photogravure plates rendering admirably the rich tints of the slip decorated ware, and the quaint look of some other kinds of old English pottery". In the 1870s Church was one of the pioneering collectors of English pottery, and "stood foremost in the small group of independent spirits who, setting at defiance the dictates of the then prevailing taste for dainty porcelain, did not shrink from asserting their sincere appreciation of the robust and genuine character of the old English pottery." [Solon]. Hardcover. 10"x14", 82 pages with b/w illustrations plus 12 color and 4 b/w plates; some cover wear and soil, tips and spine head and base abraded, a little internal soil, small number on spine, etc. [08722] $150.00


47. Clark, Garth. American Ceramics 1876 to the Present. New York; Abbeville Press: 1987. A revised edition of Clark's popular study -a whole new book, really, much larger and with more illustrations. “The most richly illustrated, up-to-the-minute, and comprehensive publication on the history and triumph of our most tactile art. With a text that elegantly marries cultural history to critical analysis, Clark reveals, decade by decade, how American ceramics emerged from an incipient art-pottery movement in the late 19th century to its position of international preeminence in the last thirty-five years". Yeah -what he said. Hardcover. 10.5"x12", 351 pages, hundreds of illustrations in color and b/w; dj; a fine copy in a near fine jacket. [30670] $150.00


48. Clarke, Harold G. Under-Glaze Colour Picture Prints on Staffordshire Pottery: The Pictorial Pot Lid Book. An Account of their Origin, and a Descriptive Catalogue, compiled from the author's and the Lambert and Jenkins and Ball Collections. Leamington Spa; Courier Press: 1970. 2nd prtg. First published in 1955. Clarke was one of the pioneering collectors of pot lids, and wrote several distinguished books on the subject, of which this is his best and most comprehensive. Hardcover. 8"x10", 307 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj. Light soil, jacket chipped. [06256] $100.00


49. Clement, Arthur W. Notes on American Ceramics, 1607-1943. Brooklyn Museum: 1944. Published to coincide with the opening of the Museum's new collection of American ceramics, this "contains some heretofore unpublished material on American ceramics". It includes redware, stoneware and other early pottery. Uncommon. [Strong 124]. Softcover. 6"x9", 63 pages, 56 b/w illustrations; covers rough, somewhat soiled, and creased, with some tearing, along the spine. [05855] $200.00


50. Clement, Arthur & Edith Bishop. The Pottery and Porcelain of New Jersey, 1688-1900. Newark Museum: 1947. "Catalog from an exhibition which demonstrated the new material discovered after the 1915 exhibition... the essay and careful catalog notes are by Arthur Clement and Edith Bishop. Redware, stoneware, and porcelain are included" (Strong). Many of the pieces were from the Newark Museum, but others were lent by other institutions and individuals. Softcover. 6"x9", 100 pages, 52 b/w illustrations including 6 of marks; some wear, a little soil. [05854] $125.00


51. Collard, Elizabeth. The Potter's View of Canada. Canadian Scenes on Nineteenth-Century Earthenware. Kingston; McGill-Queen's University Press: 1983. "The first book to be devoted exclusively to the potters' view of Canada. Covering the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign, [focusing] on wares made for the dinner table or washstand. 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." Hardcover. 7"x10", 194 pages, 148 b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy. [05215] $35.00


52. Continental Table Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century. San Francisco; M.H. De Young Memorial Museum: 1965. A magnificent loan exhibition at the Museum. Includes an extended essay on the ceramics of various European countries, and an illustrated catalog of the pieces in the exhibition. Softcover. 6"x9", about 200 pages, many b/w illustrations. [08332] $40.00


53. Copeland, Robert. Spode's Willow Pattern & other designs after the Chinese. New York; Rizzoli: 1980. "A thorough picture of the introduction of the pattern by Josiah Spode in the late eighteenth century, and the study throws much light on the expansion of Staffordshire potteries and the development of technologies allied to potting, notably cobalt processing and colour printing by transfer. The author draws on unpublished sources, particularly from the archives of the Spode Company". Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 182 pages, several color plates and many b/w illustrations, dj; light wear. [05762] $60.00


54. Cox, Warren. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. New York; Crown Publishers: 1945. 3rd prtg. A standard, comprehensive, opinionated survey of pottery and porcelain and their development and history around the world and through the ages. Don't leave home without it. Hardcover. 2 vols. 6.5"x9.5", 1,158 pages, 3,000 illustrations, some in color; marks; slipcased. Endpapers slightly browned, else a nice set in a battered slipcase. [09065] $30.00


55. Coysh, A.W. Blue and White Transfer Ware 1780-1840. Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1971. A popular guide to the manufacturers and patterns on blue-printed transferware made in England in the late 18th and early 19th century. Back when this book was in-print we could not keep it, and its sister-volume on blue-printed earthenware, in stock. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 112 pages, color plate and 100+ b/w illustrations, dj; light soil. [09660] $40.00


56. Coysh, A.W. Blue-Printed Earthenware 1800-1850. Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1972. A popular guide to the manufacturers and patterns on blue-printed earthenware made in England in the first half of the 19th century. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 112 pages, 100+ b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy. [09659] $40.00


57. Coysh, A.W. British Art Pottery, 1870-1940. Rutland; Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1976. A good guide to art pottery in England, from the Victorian potters of the 19th century to the Arts and Crafts potters and the studio potters of the 20th century. Illustrated with pieces from both public and private collections. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 96 pages, 80 b/w illustrations, dj; light wear, former owner's embossure. [30667] $50.00


58. Crawford, Jean. Jugtown Pottery. History and Design. Winston-Salem; John F. Blair: 1964. In 1915 Juliana Busbee found a "brilliant orange glaze pie plate" at a local North Carolina county fair, which led her to search for the pottery which had made it. Discovering that local potteries in the Carolinas were rapidly dying out, in 1917 the Busbee family founded the Jugtown Pottery in an effort to recreate the grand old country pottery of North Carolina, an effort in which they entirely succeeded. This standard work is well illustrated and includes a valuable bibliography. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 127 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [30668] $125.00


59. Crisp, Frederick Arthur. Porcelain and Pottery Bearing the Arms of the Livery Companies of the City of London in the Possession of Frederick Arthur Crisp. Privately Printed: 1911. Edition limited to 150 numbered copies. An enjoyable catalog of Company-arms bearing ceramics in the collection of the noted antiquarian Frederick Arthur Crisp. There were 26 pieces in all, bearing arms of the blacksmiths, brewers, butchers, carpenters, clothworkers, coopers, cordwainers, cutlers, founders, fishmongers, joiners, merchant tailors, needle makers, parish clerks, poulters, saddlers, salters, bricklayers, upholders, watermen, and weavers companies. The six illustrated pieces show the arms of the carpenters, clothworkers, joiners, parish clerks, upholders, and weavers. Each piece and its crest are described, and there is also a list of the mottoes. A good half the pieces were Chinese export, the others a smattering of Leeds pottery, and Lambeth and Bristol delftware. Crisp published several limited edition books featuring his collections, and they are uniformly elegantly conceived and executed. Hardcover. 10.5"x12", [i] 7, [iv] pages, printed one-side only, plus 6 color plates. Blue cloth with parchment spine and tips and leather label, as issued. Covers with moderate soil, a little internal soil. [05660] $275.00


60. Curtis, Julia B. Chinese Porcelains of the Seventeenth Century. Landscapes, Scholars' Motifs and Narratives. New York; China Institute Gallery: 1995. A loan exhibition exploring the premise that the shift in the Chinese political situation in the 17th century lessened Imperial patronage at the kilns at Jingdehzen, and that the slack was taken up by the merchant and scholar-official classes, resulting in a change in decorative motifs and styles. This elegant catalog is nicely illustrated, and well written. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 168 pages, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, but a nice copy. [30251] $85.00


61. Curtis, Phillip H. Tucker Porcelain 1826-1838: A Re-Appraisal. University of Delaware: 1972/UMI Reprints. A thesis and scholarly re-appraisal of the history of this pioneering American porcelain manufacturer, based on the extensive archives housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 148 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90181] $65.00


62. Dawes, Nicholas. Majolica. New York; Crown Publishers: 1990. A lavishly illustrated survey of Victorian-era majolica, focusing on English wares with some mention and illustrations of European and American productions. The text discusses the development and stylistic evolution of Victorian-era majolica, how it was made, and the firms that manufactured it. There is also a helpful chapter on new and reproductions wares. Hardcover. 10"x10", 192 pages, hundreds of color illustrations, dj; bibliography; a nice copy. [08328] $85.00


63. DeBolt, C. Gerald. The Dictionary of American Pottery Marks. Whiteware and Porcelain. Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1988. An essential reference to American whiteware, with 1,000 marks. Whiteware includes cream-colored wares, porcelains, and other wares that are all, or nearly "white". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 153 pages, line illustrations, worn dj. [04423] $30.00


64. [Delftware] Fine Ceramics including the Hammitt Collection of Delftware. Boston; Skinner: December 11, 1993. Sale 1548. An auction catalog. The Hammitt Collection consisted of 18th century English and Dutch delftware and comprised approximately lots 1-89; there was also a very, very fine selection of Wedgwood of various types, including caneware, jasperware, basalts, lustres, majolica, and more! Softcover. 8.5"x11", 56 pages, 373 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet. Light wear. [09213] $25.00


65. Detweiler, Susan G. George Washington's Chinaware. New York; Harry Abrams: 1982. Washington's personal concern for overseeing every detail of the furnishing of his home down to the chinaware was consistent with his position as a member of the 18th century gentry. A large amount of both the china and his correspondence concerning it have survived. This acclaimed study of George Washington's imported china and its history illustrates the way porcelain reached America in the 18th century. Hardcover. 9.5"x11", 244 pages, 55 color and 106 b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy in a fine jacket. [95007] $45.00


66. Dorveaux, Paul. Les Pots de Pharmacie Leurs Inscriptions presentees sous forme de dictionnaire. Paris; A Maloine, Editeur: 1908. Edition limited to 150 copies. A dictionary of several thousand inscriptions found on antique drug jars from throughout Europe, identifying what the contents were, which also includes introductory material about the use of drugs and drug jars from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. The author was Librarian at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Paris. A scarce study. Softcover. 5.75"x9", 89 pages plus 14 b/w plates. Some cover soil, pages browned, a little wear; a nice copy of a scarce, fragile book. [08310] $375.00


67. Draper, Jo. Mugs in Northampton Museum. A Jubilee Celebration. Northampton Museums and Art Gallery: 1977. An interesting exhibition of 18th and 19th century English pottery and porcelain mugs in the collection of this English museum. Great fun. Softcover. 11.5"x8.5", 33 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil. [08764] $35.00


68. Drey, Rudolf E.A. Apothecary Jars. Pharmaceutical Pottery and Porcelain in Europe and the East, 1150-1850, with a Glossary of Terms used in Apothecary Jar Inscriptions. London; Faber and Faber: 1978. This scholarly study includes chapters on Italy, England, France, the Low Countries, Spain & Portugal, Germany & Austria, Switzerland, Denmark & Sweden, and China. The supplemental section on inscriptions also explains what each remedy was used for, which is an interesting study in itself. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 249 pages, 8 color plates and 96 b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [30289] $350.00


69. Dworkin, Joan & Martha Horman. A Guide to Stangl Pottery Birds. Willow Pond Books: 1977. A surprisingly uncommon reference work to these popular pottery birds. Spiral bound; 6"x9", 5 pages of text plus 8 color plates with facing descriptions; light wear, a little cover rubbing. [08183] $100.00


70. Eaglestone, Arthur A. & Terence A. Lockett. The Rockingham Pottery. Rutland, Charles Tuttle: 1967. 2nd, revised edition. A standard study of the pottery; the text covers both the personalities behind the pottery and its history, as well as the wares. This edition added material from the Wentworth papers, and covered the Bramfelds venture. Hardcover. 5.75"x9", 159 pages, 16 b/w plates; marks; dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [09657] $35.00


71. Earle, Alice Morse. China Collecting in America. New York; Charles Scribner's Sons: 1892. A pioneering work on the collecting of pottery in America, dealing mostly with English transferware with American views. Solon devotes a long entry to this title, praising Earle and her work ("written with a care and completeness which cannot be too highly commended...the account of her experience as a 'china hunter' is full of amusing incidents") while denigrating the china she collected ("there has not been a worse period in the whole course of English manufacture"). Earle also spends several chapters discussing the early manufacture of ceramics in America, and although obviously this material is sadly dated, it does retain historical interest. Hardcover. 6.5"x8.5", xi + 429 pages, monochrome illustrations, decorated covers; covers with some wear and soil, general light wear. [09068] $40.00


72. Eccles, Herbert & Bernard Rackham. Analysed Specimens of English Porcelain. London; HMSO/Victoria & Albert Museum: 1922. A small, hard-to-find pamphlet featuring a number of damaged porcelain specimens from many British and Welsh porcelain factories which were subjected to chemical analysis. Of extreme interest to those interested in the chemical composition of 18th century English porcelain; of no interest whatsoever to those not interested in the chemical composition of 18th century English porcelain. Softcover. 5"x7.25", 53 pages plus 16 b/w plates; a little wear, but a very nice copy. [05912] $125.00


73. English Porcelain Circle. English Porcelain Circle. Transactions No. I to IV. London; Lund Humphries & Co., Ltd.: 1932. The first four years of essays about pottery and porcelain published by this important group, which later changed its name to the "English Ceramic Circle". These transactions include articles on a wide variety of topics such as ‘An Early Advertisement for Bow Porcelain’, ‘Facts about the Derby Pattern Books’, ‘Sir Hans Sloane’s Plants on Chelsea Porcelain’, ‘John and Robert Brewer, Derby Painters’, and so on, by experts including William King, W.B. Honey, R.L. Hobson, Herbert Read, Bernard Rackham, and many others. Hardcover. 6.5"9.75", 30 + 70 + 95 + 98 pages, plus 2 + 19 + 25 + 30 b/w plates; light soil, tip bumped, etc.; a nice copy. [30664] $150.00


74. Fajalauza Ware in the Collection of the Hispanic Society of America. The Hispanic Society of America: 1930. Folded sheet, with a short description and b/w illustrations of eight 20th century examples. Light soil. [07946] $20.00


75. Forbes, H.A. Crosby. Yang-ts'ai: The Foreign Colors. Rose Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty. Milton; China Trade Museum: 1982. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 114 pieces, each described and illustrated. The text also includes several essays on the rose-period export porcelains. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 62 pages, many b/w illustrations; bibliography; near fine. [09413] $40.00


76. Fortnum, C. Drury E. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Maiolica, Hispano-Moresque, Persian, Damascus, and Rhodian Wares, in the South Kensington Museum. With Historical Notices, Marks, & Monograms. London; Chapman & Hall: 1873. A thick, heavy catalog of this noted collection, featuring many woodcut illustrations and a dozen beautiful chromolithographic plates. Solon notes- "The specimens of Italian and Persian ware in the South Kensington Museum form, perhaps, the richest and most comprehensive collection ever brought together". Hardcover. 7"x10", cix + 699 pages, with many woodcuts in the text and 12 chromolithographed plates. Bound in the original green pebbled cloth with a leather spine and gilt titles; about as nice a copy of this book as you are likely to find- there is some minor cover wear -a few bumps and dings, a little soil and rubbing, but the hinges are tight and the book is clean. Internally there is some scattered foxing. A very nice copy of a very thick, awkward book which is usually found breaking out of its binding one way or another. [04752] $750.00


77. Franco, Barbara. White's Utica Pottery. Utica; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1970. A loan exhibition. Softcover. 8"x8", 19 pages, b/w illustrations; light soil. [09079] $50.00


78. Franks, Augustus W. Japanese Pottery, Being a Native Report with an Introduction and Catalogue by Augustus W. Franks. London; Chapman and Hall, Ltd.: 1880. The South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) helped arranged an exhibit of antique Japanese pottery at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, and after the Exhibition the pottery was shipped to England for the Museum's collection. A report on Japanese ceramics was prepared by M. Shioda and translated by T. Asami, and that text, as well as illustrations of the exhibited pottery, forms the basis of the present book. The text was corrected by B. Nanjio and K. Kasawara, and new, expanded descriptions of the items written for this book. An important early report on Japanese pottery. Hardcover. 5.5"x8", xvi + 112 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear [04689] $50.00


79. Friedman, Florence Dunn (ed.). Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience. Thames & Hudson: 1998. "This catalog, from the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design's international traveling exhibition, is an in-depth study of ancient Egyptian faience-figures, jewelry, and objects made from a non-clay ceramic material with a bright blue or polychrome glazed surface. More than 200 pieces spanning 3,000 years are displayed here in 224 color plates, with an additional 250 black and white photos and drawings, depicting a variety of small domestic items. Illustrated essays explore the meaning of faience within Egyptian culture, discussing its uses, symbolism, and technology." Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 288 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [95046] Published at $75.00. Available for a limited time for- $40.00


80. Gibson, Michael. 19th Century Lustreware. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1999. In this volume one of the foremost experts on lustreware provides a wealth of detail on the history of lusterware, its decoration and manufacturers. Gibson "incorporates all the latest research into his text, in some cases re-thinking of previously held theories..." Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 191 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90164] $89.50


81. Gifford, David Edwin. The Collector's Encyclopedia of Niloak. Paducah; Collector Books: 1993. A well illustrated guide to this popular pottery. Niloak got its name because it is "Kaolin" spelled backwards. Clever. Or rather, Revelc. Hardcover. 8.5"x11",252 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations; near fine. [07071] $25.00


82. Gilhespy, F. Bradshaw. Crown Derby Porcelain. Leigh-on-Sea; F. Lewis: 1951. Edition limited to 600 signed copies. An important reference. Gilhespy was a careful and meticulous researcher, sparing of unsupported attributions and statements. He revises much of Hurlbutt's work while providing a complete history and examination of Crown Derby porcelain. The text discusses glazes, forms, pattern books, artists (by period), special productions, blue & white wares, figures, and the modelers (by period). There is a bibliography and also discussion of the Haslem and Bemrose collection catalogs. The illustrations are of fine quality. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 108 pages, plus 108 b/w plates, dj; a nice copy in a lightly soiled jacket. [08712] $150.00


83. Goberman, D. (Russian Guzul Potters) No place: 1972. A colorful pictorial survey of 19th and 20th century folk pottery which was made in a section of the Ukraine. The tiles, plates, jugs and other pieces all featured incised and brilliantly colored naive decorations of people and animals. Illustrated with 184 color plates, this book has a short English text which includes a background of the pottery and brief mention of some potters, as well as picture captions. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 199 pages, 184 color plates and some b/w illustrations; slipcased. A fine copy. [07250] $85.00


84. Godden, Geoffrey A. Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. New York; Crown Publishers: 1964. A long-loved standard reference. Essential. Hardcover. 8"x10", 765 pages, b/w plates, dj. Jacket lightly rubbed and worn. [30432] $75.00


85. Godden, Geoffrey A. Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900. New York; Arco Publishing Co.: 1972. "Being a revised and expanded edition of those parts of 'The Ceramic Art of Great Britain' by Llewellynn Jewitt, F.S.A., dealing with the nineteenth century". Jewitt has remained one of the basic, if older, references to English ceramics since its first publication in 1878. Geoffrey Godden is just the man to revise and expand Jewitt's work, which he does while also adding some extra photographs to augment Jewitt's engraved illustrations. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 282 pages, several color and many b/w and line illustrations, dj; near fine. [05161] $50.00


86. Gompertz, G. St. G.M. Korean Celadon and other wares of the Koryo period. New York; Thomas Yoseloff: 1964. The Koryu period was 918-1392, and corresponds to the Chinese Sung and Yuan Dynasties. Unlike Chinese celadons of the period, Korean celadons were not exported, and remained something of a secret until the early years of the 20th century. In fact, Korean pottery in general continues to be largely and undeservedly ignored, but that's another kettle of kim-chi. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 102 pages of text plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates; a little light wear. [05382] $60.00


87. Gordon, Elinor (ed.). Chinese Export Porcelain. An Historical Survey. New York; Main Street/Universe Books: 1975. An anthology of articles from The Magazine Antiques, including the European market, the American market, patterns & designs and Lowestoft. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 175 pages, numerous b/w and 14 color illustrations; light soil, a little wear. [09411] $35.00


88. Gordon, Elinor. Collecting Chinese Export Porcelain. New York; Universe Books: 1977. A standard history by one of the best-known modern dealer/scholars. A very well illustrated, well-written book. Export authority J.A. Lloyd Hyde wrote- "The remarkable collection formed over a long period by Elinor and Horace Gordon covers in the most comprehensive way the whole fascinating spectrum of porcelain made in China solely for export". Softcover. 8"x10", 160 pages, 20 color and 170 b/w illustrations; light wear, covers a bit soiled, corner bump. [30248] $30.00


89. Gray, Basil. Early Chinese Pottery and Porcelain. London; Faber & Faber:1953. A study of Chinese ceramics from the 9th to 14th centuries, with a “lucid introductory essay” by the Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 48 pages of text plus 4 color and 97 b/w plates, dj. Jacket with light soil, a little wear. [30660] $50.00


90. Greaser, Paul & Arlene. Homespun Ceramics. A Study of Spatterware. Allentown; privately published: 1967. 3rd edition. A large number of photos illustrate this guide to a wide range of spatterware ceramics. Hardcover. 6"x9", 123 pages, color plate and many b/w illustrations; minor cover rubbing. [05858] $85.00


91. Greg, Thomas Tylston. A Contribution to the History of English Pottery, with Special Reference to the Greg Collection. City of Manchester Art Gallery: 1908. The text of a lecture given in Manchester on February 23rd, 1906. Thomas Greg assembled an important and magnificent collection which was eventually presented to the City of Manchester. It was catalogued in 1923, and a smaller but more up-to-date catalog was issued by the Manchester Art Gallery in 1969. In it, Michael Parkinson notes that the Greg Collection is "one of the most valuable collection(s) of English pottery ever to have been made by one man" ...and here we have the thoughts of that man on the subject of English pottery. Softcover. 5"x7", iii + 81 pages; light cover wear, tips a little thumbed, etc. [08156] $60.00


92. Griffing, Robert P. The Art of the Korean Potter -Silla, Koryo, Yi. New York; Asia House Gallery:1968. A very informative and well illustrated catalog of a loan exhibition of the important periods of Korean ceramic art. 8.5"x11", 131 pages, 15 text illustrations, 8 color and 106 b&w illustrations, stained dj. [30661] $50.00


93. Guilland, Harold F. Early American Folk Pottery. Philadelphia; Chilton Book Co.: 1971. Guilland was a potter who introduced early American folk pottery forms and designs to modern craftsmen. He brings a potter's appreciation of form and design to this study, which is based on the illustrations from the "Index of American Design". The book also contains an extensive bibliography, including a listing of periodical entries. [Strong 192] [Weidner A105] Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 322 pages, some color and hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj; a near fine copy. Bibliography. [08686] $85.00


94. Haggar, Reginald G. The Concise Encyclopedia of Continental Pottery and Porcelain. New York; Hawthorne Books: 1960. A standard reference to potters and potteries, factories, manufacturers, artists, processes, materials, terminology, and marks. Well illustrated and carefully compiled. An essential reference. Hardcover. 8"x10", 533 pages, color and b/w plates, dj; bibliography. Light wear. [08331] $40.00


95. Haggar, Reginald. Staffordshire Chimney Ornaments. London; Phoenix House: 1955. A well illustrated and comprehensive study of 18th and 19th century Staffordshire figurals, "chimney" (or mantelpiece) ornaments. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 158 pages, plus 5 color and 98 b/w plates, dj. Worn jacket with several large chunks gone. [03001] $100.00


96. Hampson, Eileen & Rodney (eds.). Journal of the Northern Ceramic Society. Vol. 10. 1993. Northern Ceramic Society: 1993. This issues includes- Some Rare Porcelain Harlequins; The Role of the Traveller in the Marketing of Ceramics, Particularly in Scotland; Victor Skellern: Wedgwood Art Director 1934-65; etc. Softcover. 5.5x8, 197 pages, b/w illustrations. [09169] $30.00


97. Hayden, Arthur. Royal Copenhagen Porcelain. Its History and Development from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day. London; T. Fisher Unwin: 1911. A massive, well illustrated survey of Royal Copenhagen and its works over the last two hundred years, including the Fournier Period of soft-paste [1760-1766]; the Muller Period of hard-paste [1773-1810]; the "Decadent Period" [the 19th century -well, this was written in 1911, when nothing good was admitted to have happened in the 19th century] and the "Modern Renaissance". The illustrations drew on the royal collections of England, Germany, Russia, Denmark and Greece, and also the private collections of Morgan, Franks and others. Certainly the ultimate Royal Copenhagen book, not to be confused with the much smaller "Chats on Royal Copenhagen" book also by Hayden. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 452 pages, 5 color and 137 b/w illustrations; original grey and cream cloth with gilt titles and an impressed Royal Copenhagen crown. Light cover soil, and wear, hinges ever so lightly shaken; former owner's large but not unpleasing ink inscription of presentation on the endpaper (ca.1911). [08705] $300.00


98. Heilpern, Gisela. Josiah Wedgwood. Eighteenth-Century English Potter: A Bibliography. Carbondale; Southern Illinois University Library: 1967. A valuable bibliography which includes books by and about Wedgwood, periodical articles, and a section on Wedgwood's partner, Thomas Bentley. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 66 pages, light wear. [08987] $40.00


99. Henniker, John. Two Letters on the Origin, Antiquity, and History of Norman Tiles, Stained with Armorial Bearings. London; printed by John Bell...Bookseller to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales: 1794 [mistakenly noted as 1796 by Solon]. The earliest work in English located by Solon dealing specifically with tiles, and now very uncommon. The author’s brother, a Captain in the English military, had been a resident of Caen and sent the first description of the armorial tiles to the author, who then tried to interest British antiquarians in them, with apparently limited success.

                The tiles are described here, quoting a Dr. Ducarel- "The floor is paved with tiles...each near five inches square, baked almost to vitrification. Eight rows of these tiles running from east to west are charged with different coats of arms, generally said to be those of the families who attended Duke William in his invasion of England. The intervals between each of these rows are filled up with a kind of tessellated pavement; the middle whereof represents a maze or labyrinth, about ten feet in diameter, and so artfully contrived, that were we to suppose a man following all the intricate meanders of its volutes, he could not travel less than a mile before he got from one end to the other".

                Solon further notes- "The armorial-bearing tiles described in these letters belonged to a pavement, now partly destroyed, which adorned the state-rooms of St. Stephen Abbey or 'Abbaye aux hommes' at Caen, built in 1077 by William the Conqueror… One of these tiles bears the Royal Arms of France, adopted by St. Louis, and it is well known that the armorial bearings were not in use before the crusades; the pavement cannot be, therefore, anterior to the thirteenth century”. Ah, modern stuff... But still, a scarce and desirable tile book.

                Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 114 pages plus 3 engraved plates reproducing twenty tile designs; bound in period marbled boards with a parchment spine; boards worn and scuffed, spine perishing and hinges detached, along with the first gather (but all present); very minor internal toning and a few light pencil notes but overall internally a very nice copy with wide margins. [30630] $600.00


100. Herman, Lloyd E. American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art. Forest Grove; Timber Press: 1981. An important traveling exhibition of the work of 108 artist potters, with illustrations of their work, biographical information and artists' statements. The porcelains were chosen to illustrate a broad range of views and approaches, and this broad range is also shown in each potters' answer to the question, "why do you work in porcelain?". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 135 pages, color and b/w illustrations; covers rubbed, a little wear. [08751] $35.00


101. Hess, Catherine. Italian Maiolica. Catalogue of the Collections. Malibu; J. Paul Getty Museum: 1988. The Getty museum has a superb collection of early Italian maiolica, which was almost all acquired in 1984 as the result of the purchase of a single, magnificent private collection. A nicely presented and beautifully illustrated catalog. Hardcover. 9"x12", 127 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [95006] $40.00


102. Hetherington, A.L. The Early Ceramic Wares of China. London; Benn Brothers:1922. An early but nonetheless fine study of Chinese ceramics up through the Sung era. Hetherington based his work on ceramics which were, at that time, still obtainable by the private collector, instead of museum-quality pieces. The ceramics are, therefor, more "everyday" in nature, rather than being flashy palace-type examples, and it is in these wares that the true beauty and grace inherent in the best Chinese ceramics often shines through most clearly. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 160 pages plus 6 color and 39 b/w plates; light cover soil, a discreet ex-library copy with a spine number of title page perforated mark, several small stamps, etc. [30662] $100.00


103. Hillier, Bevis. Pottery and Porcelain 1700-1914, England, Europe and North America. Meredith Press: 1968. A scholarly and widely praised work which describes the development of ceramics design and production, the influence of Eastern ceramics on the West, the social impact of developing factory methods, and much more. A cornerstone study for every ceramics collector; well annotated and with an interesting bibliography. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 386 pages, 16 color plates and 217 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear; a nice copy. [05627] $40.00


104. Hobson, R.L. Chinese Pottery and Porcelain. An Account of the Potter's Art in China From Primitive Times to the Present Day. New York; Dover Publications: 1976. A reissue of both volumes of Hobson's classic 1916 set, in a single volume. Softcover. 5.5"x8", 227 + 326 pages, 40 color and 96 b/w plates; light wear, a little soil. [09410] $20.00


105. [Hodgson Collection] The Jacqueline D. Hodgson Collection of Important American Ceramics. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: January 22, 1974. The auction of an important collection of rare 19th century American pottery, including Bennington, salt-glazed stoneware, Pennsylvania and Shenandoah redware and folk pottery, animal and figural bottles and flasks, and NJ, Pennsylvania & Ohio wares. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 55 pages, 202 lots, many b/w illustrations and 2 color plates; prices realized list; light wear, a little cover soil, but a nice copy. [08633] $100.00


106. Honey, W.B. European Ceramic Art. Dictionary of Factories, Artists, Technical Terms and General Information from the end of the Middle Ages to about 1815. London; Faber & Faber:1952. A comprehensive encyclopedia/dictionary of factories, artists and terms. Still an essential reference and one of the best and most comprehensive dictionaries on the subject. A companion volume of photographs of ceramics was also published. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 788 pages, b/w and line illustrations, 4 color plates, marks; a working copy with a clear-taped spine and internally reglued hinges; some pencil marks. A working copy, but really a very clean and good one. [08704] $150.00


107. Honey, W.B. [ed.]. English Ceramic Circle. English Pottery and Porcelain: Commemorative Catalogue of an Exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum May 5th - June 20th, 1948. London; Routledge and Kegan Paul, Ltd.: 1949. Edition limited to 1000 copies. A loan exhibition drawn exclusively from the collections of members of the English Ceramic Circle, on the occasion of the 21st Anniversary of the group. A range of wares was exhibited, "not intended to cover impartially every type", but rather to illustrate "the enthusiasms and particular interests of collectors of the present day". Predictably the porcelains fare better than the pots, although there are a nice examples of delft and slipwares, brown, lead and salt-glazed stonewares, and cream-colored earthenwares included. The bulk of the catalog is given over to a rambunctious riot of Bow, Chelsea, Derby, Longton Hall, Worcester, Lowestoft, Liverpool, Plymouth & Bristol, New Hall and Pinxton ruffians. The catalog includes a Foreword by Bernard Rackham. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 94 pages of text plus 3 color and 120 b/w plates. A nice copy. [08716] $100.00


108. Horne, Jonathan. English Tinglazed Tiles. London; Jonathan Horne: 1989. An extensively illustrated catalog of these charming 18th century tiles. "The tiles in this catalogue have been gathered together over a ten year period from numerous sources which include the Lipski and Hodgkin collections. Added to these have been generous loans from museums and private individuals". Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 136 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj; near fine. [06113] $150.00


109. Howard, David & John Ayres. Masterpieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Mottahedeh Collection in the Virginia Museum. London; Sotheby Parke Bernet: 1981. A very nicely produced catalog with lots of large color illustrations and a good text. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, color illustrations; a nice copy. [09123] $25.00


110. Hower, Ralph M. The Wedgwoods. Ten Generations of Potters. Privately printed for Elaine & Byron Born in 1975. A business-oriented history of Josiah Wedgwood and the subsequent generations of the family that expanded and maintained the business. The text originally appeared in the Journal of Economic and Business History, February & August, 1932. Hardcover. 6"x9", 62 pages; a fine copy. [08984] $75.00


111. Hughes, G. Bernard. Victorian Pottery and Porcelain. New York; Macmillan: 1959. Welcome to the wonderful, wacky world of Victorian ceramics, where just about anything goes! Bernard Hughes manages to cover just about all of it too, in this popular and well illustrated study. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 184 pages, color frontispiece and 89 b/w illustrations, lightly worn dj. [08717] $40.00


112. Hull, M.R. The Roman Potters' Kilns of Colchester. Oxford; printed at the University Press for The Society of Antiquaries:1963. A scholarly study of excavated kiln sites and their contents. Both the kilns themselves and the pottery found there are illustrated and discussed, and the construction and use of ancient kilns is also addressed. This publication was the "Report of the Research Committee of The Society of Antiquaries of London, No.XXI". 8.5"x11", 195 pages, 107 b&w figures with hundreds of illustrations, plus 22 b&w plates. [21156] $85.00


The Latest Issue of This Important Antiquarian Ceramics Journal-

113. Hunter, Robert (ed.). Ceramics in America -2006. Hanover; Chipstone Foundation: 2006. A selection of essays on ceramical subjects, including ceramics representations of Uncle Tom's Cabin; commemorative wares in George Washington's hometown; ceramics at Hampton, Maryland; dated examples of pottery by the slave-potter "Dave"; African-American face jugs; 17th -century tobacco pipe production in the Chesapeake region; J. Palin Thorley (1892-1987), potter; Dutch maritime tiles; a Yankee jug in Dixie; early examples of American architectural terracotta in Charleston, South Carolina; many more! Also contains book reviews and a checklist of recently published books and articles on ceramics in America. Card covers. 8.5"x11", xiii + 336 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90220] $60.00


114. Jacob, Alain. Ceramique des Pays Andins / Ceramica de los Paises Andinos. Colombia, Ecuador. Paris; ABC Décor: 1975. A visual survey of Pre-Columbian ceramics in Columbia and Ecuador. French/Spanish text. Hardcover. 8"x11", 105 pages, many b/w and color illustrations; near fine. [07952] $20.00


115. James, Arthur E. The Potters and Potteries of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Exton; Schiffer Publishing: 1978. Originally published in 1947, and completely updated and revised here, with much new information. An important study of American pottery. Hardcover. 6"x9", 207 pages, b/w illustrations; a fine copy. [09400] $20.00


116. Jayne, Horace H.F., et al. Tucker China: 1825-1838. An Exhibition of Examples of the Porcelain made in Philadelphia by William Ellis Tucker, Tucker and Hulme, Tucker and Hemphill, Joseph Hemphill, and Thomas Tucker. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1957. "Catalog from an exhibition of over 600 pieces of china, documents, and memorabilia. An engaging essay by Horace H.F. Jayne on the Tuckers and the Tucker venture precedes the catalog" (Strong). Softcover. 7"x9.5", 36 pages, 4 color and 10 b/w plates; a very nice copy. [04165] $150.00


117. Jenyns, Soame. Later Chinese Porcelain. The Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1912). London; Faber and Faber: 1977. 4th ed. A pioneering work on the porcelains made in China for domestic use. First published in 1951, it was completely updated and revised for this edition. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 111 pages plus 8 color and 120 b/w plates, dj; light soil. [30247] $50.00


118. Jervis, W[illiam].P[ercival]. A Pottery Primer. Oyster Bay; W.P. Jervis / The O'Gorman Publishing Co.: 1911. W.P. Jervis was a dynamic figure in the Arts & Crafts movement, the author of several books on pottery and the founder of several (short-lived) potteries. This guide to pottery around the world and through the ages was based on a series of articles he wrote, and contains a bit of information on American art potteries. Softcover. 6"x9", 188 pages, + advertisements; covers a bit rough, some soil and a few tears. [05857] $100.00


119. Jewitt, Llewellynn. The Ceramic Art of Great Britain. London; Ward Lock Reprints: 1970. A reprint of the 1883 edition. "Jewitt's encyclopedic work was one of the first to cover the entire field of British ceramics, and embraces a full lifetime's work of patient and thorough research". Still of great interest to the ceramics enthusiast. Hardcover. 7"x10", 642 pages, 1816 line illustrations, dj; Light wear. [05162] $45.00


120. [Jingguantang Collection] The Jingguantang Collection -Magnificent Chinese Works of Art. Parts 1-3 [and] Important Chinese Ceramics and Jades from the Jingguantang Collection. Hong Kong; Christies: November 3, 1996; March 20, 1997; September 18, 1997; November 5, 1997. The 4 auction catalogs comprising the dispersal of this famous collection of superlative, museum-quality Chinese ceramics and jades. 4 vols. Softcover. 8"x10.5" [and] 8"x12"; 226 pages, 101 lots; 209 pages, 108 lots; 149 pages, 68 lots; 94 pages, 45 lots. Color illustrations, some folding plates; marks; light wear. [09269] $200.00


121. John, W.D. & Warren Baker. Old English Lustre Pottery. Newport Mon: R.H. Johns Ltd.: 1962. Revised edition. This work remains one of the definitive references on English lustreware, and a beautiful book. The authors cover the technology and origin of lustrewares, and then move on to English manufactories including Spode, Wedgwood, Wood, other Staffordshire potters, Swansea, Sunderland, Newcastle, Herculaneum and more. There is also a chapter on American views on lustrewares. Hardcover. 9"x12", 132 pages, plus 27 color and 68 b/w plates; a near fine copy. [05153] $300.00


A Scarce Catalog of Masonic Pottery-

122. Johnson, G.Y. & F.H. Bramwell. A Catalogue of Masonic Pottery. The Freemasons' Hall, Duncombe Place, York, In the Possession of the Province of Yorkshire North and East Ridings and the York Lodge. York; printed by Ben Johnson & Co.: 1951. A scholarly catalog of 18th and 19th century Masonic pottery from around England. The catalog was compiled by the Librarian and Secretary of the York Lodge with the assistance of G.F. Buckler, a longtime collector of ceramics, and the standard of cataloging is really quite good, as are the illustrations. No limitation is noted, but it seems probable that they did not print a large number of copies. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 60 pages plus 13 b/w plates; a very nice copy. With a letter from Bro. Johnson tipped-onto the front endpaper presenting the catalog to a fellow Mason. [30254] $250.00


123. Jordan, Derek H. Victorian China Fairings. The Collectors' Guide. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2003. Fairings, also known (well, not anymore) as 'bed pieces', are small groups of china figures made for sale and prizes at Victorian fairgrounds during the latter half of the 19th century. This new book is an excellent adjunct to Bristowe's 1965 study, which contained a better text but not nearly as many illustrations. In fact, this is a veritable extravaganza of illustrations, and perhaps the most helpful are those in the chapter on reproductions, which illustrates old and modern pieces side-by-side. The main section of the book is a huge collection of color photos of antique fairings, arranged alphabetically. Frankly fabulous fun for the fairing fanatic. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 176 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90163] $65.00


124. Kauffman, Gerhard. North German Folk Pottery of the 17th to the 20th Centuries. International Exhibitions Foundation: 1979. A traveling exhibition, with objects loaned from a number of German institutions. Softcover. 8.5"x11.5", 148 pages, several color and many b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [08966] $35.00


Keramic Studio. A Monthly Magazine for the China Painter and Potter. Syracuse; Keramic Studio Publishing Co. The 'Keramic Studio' was founded and edited by Adelaide Alsop Robineau, one of the premier ceramicists in America, and creator of the famed "Scarab Vase". Robineau was a tireless promoter of the studio pottery and china painting movements, and her magazine is a valuable source of information on potters, techniques and potting-related news and designs of the period. The issues featured numerous b/w illustrations as well as beautiful color plates. Each of these bound volumes is hardcover, 11"x13.5", and contains a year’s worth of issues. They are all Ex-library, bound into library buckram without the monthly covers. General wear and soil to the covers, some internal soil and wear.

125. Volume 19. 1917-18. Monthly issues for May, 1917-April, 1918. 198 pages, 10 (of 12) color plates; lacks pages 73/4(?), and color plates for May and July, 1917. [06896] $200.00

126. Volume 20. 1918-19. Monthly issues for May, 1918-April, 1919. 196 pages, 10 (of 11) color plates; lacks pages 75/6, and color plate for June,1918. [06897] $200.00

127. Volume 21. 1919-20. Monthly issues for May, 1919-April, 1920. 218 [2] pages, 11 color plates. [06898] $200.00

128. Volume 22. 1920-21. Contains the monthly issues for May, 1920-April, 1921. 222 pages, 12 color plates. [06899] $200.00

129. Volume 23. 1921-22. Contains the monthly issues for May, 1921-April, 1922. 234 pages, 10 (of 11) color plates. Lacks the color plate for January, 1922. [06900] $200.00

130. Volume 23 sic- (4). 1922-23. Contains the monthly issues for May, 1922-April, 1923. 224 pages, 11 color plates. [06901] $200.00

131. Volume 25. 1923-24. Contains the monthly issues for May, 1923-April, 1924. 236 pages, 22 color plates. [06902] $200.00


132. Kim, Dr. Chewon & G. St. G.M. Gompertz (eds.). The Ceramic Art of Korea. London; Faber and Faber: 1961. This fine study illustrates examples from both the Duksoo Palace and the National Museum, as well as several private collections. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 222 pages, 100 color and b/w plates; light wear. [03352] $100.00


134. Kircher, Edwin. Rookwood Pottery. An Explanation of Its Marks and Symbols. Edwin Kircher: 1962. A very early Rookwood-related work; in fact, probably the first collector-oriented monograph on Rookwood. Today there are several superb references on the pottery, its artists and their marks, but this little booklet is a wonderful blast from the past, and uncommon to boot. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 19 pages; marks; light wear. [09858] $50.00


135. Knight, H.H. and Egbert Moxham. Specimens of Inlaid Tiles Heraldic and Geometrical from Neath Abbey, Glamorganshire. Edinburgh; Committee of the Neath Philosophical Institution: no date (Solon says 1850, and this seems about right). These beautiful and striking Medieval pavements were discovered in 1848, and included tiles emblazoned with the arms of noble families of Glamorganshire. A Norman, Richard de Granville, established Neath Abbey in 1130 and it became a Cistercian Abbey in 1147, gradually growing in size and wealth, with estates in Devon, Glamorgan and Somerset. Tudor historian John Leland called it "The fairest Abbey in all Wales" just before it was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539. A few years later it came into the possession of Sir Richard Williams, who, with his son, converted it into a grand estate. Later there was a copper smelting works on the property, but the Victorian era and 20th century saw a gradual restoration of the ruins, and the uncovering of the Medieval tiles. The text of this study was written by Rev. Knight, rector of Neath, who identifies many of the families whose arms are represented. The beautiful red and yellow plates are interesting early examples of Scottish chromolithography, and were reproduced from drawings by Moxham, an architect. This was evidently the Earl of Jersey's copy, his name appearing in pencil on the pastedown; he is also listed as a subscriber.

                Hardcover. 22"x15", with a beautiful and elaborate lithographed scenic title page, dedication page, list of subscribers, and 27 pages of text plus 8 plates, the first a tinted view of the Abbey, the second a floor plan with inset details, plates 3-7 beautiful chromolithographed plates of the tiles themselves, in red and yellow tones, the last plate another tinted plate of the Abby by moonlight. Bound in at the back is a lithographed Prospectus for the limited 2nd edition of a history of the Charters of the Abbey. Orignal cloth, covers with light rubbing and wear, corners bumped; light scattered internal foxing, a few small wormholes near the margins, but overall a nice copy. [08708] $850.00


136. Knowles, W. Pitcairn. Dutch Pottery and Porcelain. London; B.T. Batford: 1913. A nice early collector's study of popular Dutch wares. Though long-since surpassed by more modern writers with, oh, up-to-date information and stuff, Knowles' book retains a charm and enthusiasm for the subject which makes it well worth reading today. Hardcover. 6"x9", 122 pages, plus 54 b/w and colored plates; covers with light wear, but a tight, clean copy. [04977] $65.00


137. Koning, Dr. D.A. Wittop. Delftse Apothekerspotten. Deventer; N.V. Boek- en Steendrukkerij: 1954. A very well illustrated study of 17th and 18th century Delft drug and apothecary jars. Although the main text is Dutch, the picture captions are also provided in English. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 174 pages, many color and b/w illustrations; bibliography. Light wear, but a nice copy. [08309] $200.00


138. Koyama, Fujio (ed.). Chinese Ceramics. One Hundred Selected Masterpieces from Collections in Japan, England, France and America. Tokyo; The Nihon Keizai: 1960. The elegant catalog to this important exhibition held at the Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo under the auspices of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, which drew examples from public and private collections around the world. Among the supporters of the exhibition were Sir Harry Garner, Eugene Bernat, Edward T. Chow, and Sir Percival David. Japanese text with an English introduction and English plate captions. Hardcover. 10.5"x12.5", v + 62 pages, with b/w illustrations, plus 112 plates, including 32 tipped-in color plates; slipcased. Gold cloth covers with light soil, else a fine copy in a very nice slipcase. [06389] $125.00


139. Koyanagi, Atsuko (ed) Ceramic Art: 7 Individuals. Kyoto: Kyoto Shoin International, 1990. A beautiful pictorial survey of recent work by seven Japanese artist potters who work in an avante-garde rather than traditional style. There are pieces whose skins resemble the parched desert floor, Picasso-like figurals, teapots seemingly made from household debris, 20th century shapes reminiscent of ancient bones only partially excavated from the earth, and egg-shapped forms which seem at once serene and sinister. The photography is spectacular. Hardcover. 9"x12", 46 pages, color illustrations. [13399] $65.00


140. Lamb, Charles. Old China. Boston; Houghton Mifflin Company: 1912. Edition limited to 540 copies, printed at the Riverside Press. A nicely-printed version of Lamb's classic essay about the joys of being just-slightly-better-off than poor, but not rich, a sentiment introduced by Lamb's musings over the patterns on his new china tea set. Hardcover. 4"x6", 19 pages, 2 blue-printed vignettes including one on the title page; sponge-stenciled floral-patterned boards, linen spine; light wear. [05495] $40.00


141. Lambton, Lucinda. "Temples of Convenience and Chambers of Delight" New York; St. Martin's Press: 1995. A very nicely illustrated history of the W.C. and the chamber pot, illustrated with many good color photos of, as the jacket flap puts it, "jewels of sanitation". Indeed. A sweeping survey which is at once informative and immensely entertaining. "A real hoot!" according to someone in our office who wishes to remain anonymous. First published in softcover as two separate volumes. Hardcover. 9.5"x9.5", 160 pages, color and b/w illustrations; dj; near fine. [95000] $35.00


142. Lane, Arthur. English Porcelain Figures of the 18th Century. New York; Thomas Yoseloff: 1961. A pioneering work, superseding King's Medici Society study, and which has in turn been superseded in some ways by later studies. Lane was the Keeper of Ceramics at the V&A, and discusses techniques, bodies, modeling, firing and other technical details, as well as the important factories. There are 96 illustrations, mostly of lusty young English women ravaging the countryside with (and without) their clothes on. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 148 pages, plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates, dj; jacket somewhat worn. [07063] $40.00


143. Lang, Andrew. XXXII Ballades in Blue China. London; Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.: 1885. First published in 1880. Lang was a popular journalist and scholar with many books and publications to his credit. The title and one of the poems of this work reflect the interest of the day in blue & white "willow" china. An interesting little offshoot for the china collector. Hardcover. 4"x6.5", 112 pages, blue decoration on the title page; covers with a little light wear, rear endpaper browned where a newspaper was evidently stored at some time; a few pencil notes. Overall a very nice copy. [30655] $25.00


144. [Leach] Studio Potter. Volume 8, Number 1. 1979. The Bernard Leach commemorative issue, with several articles on Leach. The other theme of the issue is copper and red glazes, with 10 articles on the subject; also- "Eleven Montana Potters"; yoga for potters, "The Onggi Potters of Korea". Softcover. 10"x8.5", 78 pages, several color, many b/w illustrations; light soil. [05466] $25.00


145. Lee, George J. On the Relationship of Early Korai Celadon to the Chinese Ware of Yueh. [contained in] Far Eastern Ceramic Bulletin. November, 1948. This issue also contains "Suggested Outline for Description of Pottery" by Lauriston Ward of the Peabody Museum at Harvard. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 28 pages, 1 b/w illustration; light soil. [07657] $20.00


146. [Leeds] The Sampson Collection of Leeds Creamware. London; Christie, Manson & Woods: March 6-7th, 1967. The auction of a superb collection of Leeds creamware and allied wares formed by Alistair Sampson, Esq. It included "virtually the whole range and variety of Leeds wares". Softcover. 7.5"x9.5", 326 lots, 89 pages plus 15 b/w plates; prices realized list stapled inside front cover; a nice copy. [08429] $75.00


147. Lehner, Lois. Ohio Pottery and Glass Marks and Manufacturers. Des Moines; Wallace Homestead Book Co.: 1978. A very useful reference work with marks (some a bit crudely drawn) and information on many manufactories, organized by locality, and cross-indexed by name. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 113 pages, marks. Light wear. [05859] $85.00


148. Lemmen, Hans van. Delftware Tiles. London; Laurence King Publishing: 1997. A grand, nicely illustrated study of Dutch delftware tiles, as well as their imitations produced in other European countries and America. Chapters cover the rise of the Dutch tile industry, themes & subjects, tiles for royalty, imitators, and the decline and revival of the industry. Hans van Lemmen is the author of several books on the subject of antique tiles. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 224 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography; light wear. [09414] $65.00


149. Lemmen, Hans van. Delftware Tiles. Shire Publications: 1986. Album #179. Antique Flemish, Dutch and English delftware tiles. Softcover. 6"x8", 32 pages, b/w illustrations; bookplate, light wear. [06735] $20.00


150. Lewis, Griselda. A Collector's History of English Pottery. New York; The Viking Press: 1969. Griselda Lewis' book has become a standard history and reference work to English 18th and 19th century pottery. She covers all the major wares and makers in this extremely well illustrated study. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 221+ pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, abrasion along lower edge. [05845] $30.00


151. Lewis, John & Griselda. Pratt Ware. English and Scottish relief decorated and underglaze coloured earthenware 1780-1840. Woodbridge, Antique Collector's Club: 1984. "Pratt ware takes its name from a family firm of potters who worked in the 18th and 19th centuries, but in fact this type of ware was made by many other potters not only in Staffordshire but also in Yorkshire, Liverpool, Sunderland, Tyneside, Devonshire and on the East and West coasts of Scotland". The Lewis's have written several other respected studies of English ceramics, and do a fine job in this well-illustrated study. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 304 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [06278] $75.00


152. Lipski, Louis L. & Michael Archer. Dated English Delftware. Tin-Glazed Earthenware 1600-1800. London; Sotheby Publications: 1984. A massive and important study, compiled over a period of 30 years, and featuring over 1,800 entries. Almost all the pieces are illustrated. Objects are arranged chronologically within chapters which are divided by function, such as chargers, drinking vessels, jugs, bowls, bottles, tea & coffee utensils, salt cellars, stands & trays, ink stands, pharmaceutical wares, plaques & tiles, and miscellaneous pieces. Louis Lipski was one of the preeminent collectors of English delftware of the 20th century. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 446 pages, 16 color plates and almost 1800 b/w illustrations; dj; a near fine copy. [06112] $800.00


153. Little, W.L. Staffordshire Blue. Underglaze blue transfer-printed earthenware. New York; Crown Publishers: 1969. This is not a study of scenes, but rather a history of how it was done; the development of transfer printing and the companies which produced it. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 160 pages, plus 119 b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy in a lightly worn jacket. [08207] $40.00


154. Lockett, T.A. Davenport Pottery and Porcelain, 1794-1887. Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1972. This remains an important study of this popular pottery and its wares. The text traces the development of the pottery from the creamwares of the 18th century through the canewares, basalt, transfer-printed earthenwares of the 19th century to the fine porcelains of the 20th. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 112 pages, color frontispiece and numerous b/w illustrations; marks; dj. A nice copy. [08204] $100.00


155. [Long Collection] The Long Collection of Delft & Creamware. York; The Castle Museum: 1977. Each piece in the collection is individually illustrated, the catalog organized by country. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 24 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [05848] $35.00


156. [Lowestoft] Oriental Lowestoft Porcelain Collected by the Late Judge Walter Chadwick Noyes, and English Furniture, Decorations, Rugs... New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 4th, 1942. Sale 363. An auction catalog. The Lowestoft comprises lots 1-73; 14 of them (including several sets) are illustrated. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 44 pages, 215 lots, b/w illustrations; minor soil and wear; label on cover; priced. [04005] $20.00


157. [Maclay Collection] Early American Glass and Ceramics, Collection of Alfred B. Maclay. New York; Parke-Bernet: March 23-25th, 1939. Sale 100. The Maclay Collection included a great number of rare and unusual pieces. The collection took several auction sales to sell; this, the second, was the only sale to feature American ceramics. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 141 pages, 550 lots, numerous b/w illustrations; slight wear and soil. [07037] $125.00


158. Magnier, D. Nouveau Manuel Complet du Porcelainier, Faiencier, Potier de Terre, comprenant la fabrication des gres cerames, des pipes, des boutons en porcelaine, des diverses porcelains tenders... Paris; Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret: 1864. A technical manual, designed to replace Boyer's 1827 handbook. The engraved plates illustrate a variety of pottery and porcelain forms as well as types of kilns, kiln packing diagrams, throwing wheels, grinding apparatus, and other machinery. 2 volumes. Hardcover. 3.75"x6", 283 + 212 pages, plus 10 folding engraved plates; bound in period marbled boards with plain black leather spines and gilt titles; some light spotting and foxing. [30333] $175.00


159. Mankowitz, Wolf. Wedgwood. Leicester; Magna Books: 1992. A reprinting of the 3rd (1980) edition. Mankowitz was one of the foremost experts on Wedgwood, and this remains a valuable reference work of for no other reason than that he was a good and enthusiastic writer. Hardcover. 9"x12", 254 pages, color and b/w illustrations; dj; a fine copy in a fine jacket. [01782] $40.00


"Masterpieces of Handicraft" series. These charming books were written by Egan Mew and published in 1909. This early series of collector books features very nice b/w and color plates, taken from examples at leading museums. Although the information contained is sketchy by today's standards, these remain elegant, charming small books for the enthusiast, and are basically the bookish equivalent of a quick hug. Colorful, feel-good books. Hardcover. 6.5"x8.5", 90 or so pages, 8 color and 8 b/w plates; light wear, a little soil, etc.

160. Chelsea and Chelsea-Derby China. [03408] $25.00

161. Dresden China. [03410] $25.00

162. Old Bow China. [07062] $25.00

163. Old Chinese Porcelain. [03411] $25.00

164. Japanese Porcelain. [04691] $25.00


165. May, John & Jennifer. Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900. A Guide for Collectors. New York; Charles Scribner's Sons: 1972. English potters have long made pottery with commemorative scenes for events or public figures. This fine study illustrates and discusses examples from public as well as a number of private collections, and covers subjects including Royalty, naval and military people and events, politics and politicians, and railways. A standard reference work. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 180 pages, 250 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [04577] $65.00


166. Mayuyama, Junkichi (ed.). Chinese Ceramics in the West. A Compendium of Chinese Ceramic Masterpieces in European and American Collection. Tokyo; Mayuyama & Co.: 1960. Mr. Mayuyama visited the United States and Europe many times in the course of running his noted antique business, and had the opportunity to visit some of the most important collections of Chinese ceramics and handle their greatest treasures, as well as obtain pictures of them. From these he selected those he felt represented the hundred best examples and presented them here in a series of beautiful monochrome plates. There is an English introduction as well as English plate captions. Hardcover. 10.5"x12.5", x + 18 pages, plus 120 b/w plates, slipcase; book fine, case with light wear. [06388] $100.00


167. McCauley, Robert H. Liverpool Transfer Designs on Anglo-American Pottery. Portland; Southworth-Anthoensen Press: 1942. Edition limited to 500 copies. The standard reference work on Liverpool pottery with American designs. McCauley begins his work with comments on the Liverpool pottery industry, Liverpool transfer-printed wares, transfer designs for the American trade, transfer designs relating to the War of 1812, coloring and decoration techniques, presentation pieces, and special designs. He then provides an exhaustive checklist of designs for the American market, divided into four categories: designs relating to prominent Americans; military and naval history; American patriotism, trade and industry; and ware illustrating particular localities. The text is illustrated with numerous examples drawn from a number of public and private collections. A diminutive book, but a cornerstone in the literature of transferware, and becoming difficult to find. Hardcover. 6.5"x9", xxi + 150 pages, plus 33 b/w plates illustrating 104 examples; a little light wear, but a nice copy. [08719] $475.00


168. McKenna, George L, et al. The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art. Kansas City; Nelson-Atkins Gallery of Art: 1953. A strong and varied collection, providing a survey of the development and varying styles of the English potter's art in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Laurence Sickman notes in the Introduction- "As a collection, the importance of the Burnap English pottery can not be overestimated. Its value lies not alone in the number of pieces, nor in the rarity of many of them, but rather in their excellence as types within the scope of the collection viewed as a whole". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 128 pages, numerous b/w and several color illustrations, card covers, dj. Jacket soiled and with tape repairs; several very small glue-adhesion tears along inner gutter of the frontispiece. [04579] $40.00


169. McVeigh, Patrick. Scottish East Coast Potteries, 1750-1840. Edinburgh; John Donald Publishers Ltd.: 1979. The first major study of Scottish east coast potteries since Arnold Fleming's landmark 1923 book. A well documented work, nicely illustrated. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 194 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, dj; light wear, jacket lightly worn; From the reference library of noted Boston silver dealer Shreve, Crump & Low, with their stamp on the endpaper and a colored tape tag they often affixed to the spine. [05088] $100.00


170. [Meissen] An Important Collection of Early Meissen and Related Wares, the property of the Head of a European Royal House, the greater part having descended from the Saxon Royal Collection. Geneva; Christie, Manson & Woods: June 7th, 1968. The auction of a collection which had become part of the Japanese Palace collection through a Royal marriage. It includes rare early wares in Kakiemon and other Chinoiserie styles, and also rare or unique Meissen-related wares. Softcover. 7"x10", 71 pages, 166 lots, 1 color and 36 b/w plates; prices realized list stapled to cover. [07596] $35.00


171. Mercer, Henry C. Guide Book to The Tiled Pavement in the Capitol of Pennsylvania. [Henry C. Mercer: 1908]. In 1908 Henry C. Mercer wrote and published, at his own expense, a complete illustrated guide to the magnificent mosaic tile floor recently laid in the halls and rotunda of the Pennsylvania state capitol building. The tiles illustrated "facts and events in the history of Pennsylvania and the life of its inhabitants", starting with the Native Americans and ending with oil wells, locomotives and automobiles. Each tile is illustrated and explained here, and keyed to the place it may be found on the floor. Henry C. Mercer was the founder of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, as well as an architect, historian, collector, archeologist, and student of craftsmanship and its tools. He wrote books which are still considered standard studies of joinery tools and antique cast-iron stoves, designed and built his own castle, and founded a tool museum; today the Mercer Museum houses 50,000 tools and artifacts. Although reprinted several times, the original 1908 edition of this title is rather scarce. Softcover. 4.5"x8.5", 98 pages, b/w illustrations; with errata sticker on the last page. Original grey softcovers, slight wear, but overall a very nice copy of a fragile book. [30427] $150.00


172. Miller, J. Jefferson, II. English Yellow-Glazed Earthenware. Washington; Smithsonian Institution Press: 1974. "The first major study of English yellow-glazed earthenware. It is based on the collection, now housed at the Smithsonian Institution, assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Leon, whose help and research has been available to the author". With a Foreword by Donald Towner. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 125 pages, 64 color and 74 b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography; a nice copy. [09663] $85.00


173. [Morse Collection] Catalogue of the Morse Collection of American Historical Pottery presented by Emma DeF. Morse to the American Antiquarian Society, 1913. Worcester; published by the Society: 1916. A checklist, indexed by subject and view, with a short introduction. Softcover. 6"x8", 27 pages, light wear. [05669] $35.00


174. Mountford, Arnold R. The Illustrated Guide to Staffordshire Salt-Glazed Stoneware. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1971. A groundbreaking study of this very fine and delicate pottery. Mountford took advantage of new excavations at factory sites and also drew on a mass of original documents. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 88 pages plus 8 color plates and 244 b/w illustrations, dj; light wear. [09105] $100.00


175. Mudge, Jean M. Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Trade 1785-1835. University of Delaware Press: 1962. A standard history, written as a part of the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. The jacket blurb says- "With more than 140 photographs of the rarest and most distinctive of these porcelains, this book will delight historians and booklovers as well as collectors and admirers of Chinese export porcelain”. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 284 pages, well illustrated in b/w and color; dj; light wear, lightly rubbed and worn jacket. [05397] $75.00


176. Mudge, Jean McClure. Chinese Export Porcelain in North America. New York; Riverside Book Company: 1986. Building on her prior book on the subject, the author includes hundreds of additional specimens of Chinese Export porcelain found in American collections, many never-before photographed. Softcover. 9.5"x10", 300 pages, color and b/w illustrations; bibliography; a very nice copy. [30250] $40.00


177. Nakagawa, Sensaku. Kutani Ware. New York & Tokyo; Kodansha International: 1979. From the fine Japanese Arts Library series. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 181 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A near fine copy. [05870] $85.00


178. Natzler, Otto. Getrud and Otto Natzler Ceramics, Catalog of the Collection of Mrs. Leonard M. Sperry and a Monograph by Otto Natzler. Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 1968. 3500 copies were printed; this is one of 500 copies specially numbered for presentation by Mrs. Sperry. One of the more elegant and beautiful Natzler books, with many fine b/w and color illustrations. In addition, Otto Natzler's text provides required reading for any of his fans. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 80 pages with many b/w illustrations, plus 18 color plates; a fine copy in the somewhat soiled and lightly chipped (and torn twice on the rear panel) original clear mylar wrapper. [30669] $150.00


179. Nimmanahaeminda, Kraisri. Sankampaeng Glazed Pottery. Chiengmai, Thailand: 1960. Chronicles the discovery of a 15th century kiln site in Thailand. Many intact and almost intact decorated and glazed wares are illustrated. English/Thai text. Softcover. 7.5"x10", [26] + iv + 19 pages, plus 55 b/w illustrations on 30 plates; covers with some soil and wear. [30397] $40.00


180. Oliver, Anthony. The Victorian Staffordshire Figure. A Guide for Collectors. New York; St. Martin's Press: 1971. A popular guide to Victorian-era Staffordshire figures, the factories that made them, identifying and collecting them, etc. Well illustrated. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 179 pages, 8 color plates and 250 b/w illustrations, dj; light wear. [09110] $60.00


181. Owen, Hugh. Two Centuries of Ceramic Art in Bristol being a History of the Manufacture of "The True Porcelain" by Richard Champion. London; Bell and Daldy: 1873. Hugh Owen spent twelve years preparing the material for this book, and gained access to some of Richard Champions' notebooks courtesy of his descendants. Solon notes that the study "may be praised as being a model of what a perfect monograph might be expected to be". In addition to being a history of the Bristol works it is, as Solon points out, much more- "What renders Owen's work extremely valuable, even to the foreign collector, is the amount of correlative information pertinently introduced in the course of the narration. The undertaking of Champion and Cookworthy had necessarily brought them in contact with the chief potters, as well as with the art patrons, merchants, and manufacturers of the times; out of the intercourse the Bristol potters had to keep up with official and private personages, springs a long roll of documents and business correspondence, most interesting to peruse for the light they throw upon the general condition of the British trade and industries during the second half of the eighteenth century". Owen also devotes a half-dozen pages to Bristol glass of the period, and includes a nice color plate of an example. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", xxiv + 420 pages with 142 wood engravings in the text; plus 16 full-page wood engraved plates, 4 full-page steel-engraved plates, and 1 colored plate. Covers rather worn and a bit threadbare, rear hinge cracked and a bit wobbly; bookplate removed; minor soil. [08306] $350.00


182. [Palmer Collection] Important Early Ming Blue and White Porcelain from the Collection of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.H.R. Palmer. Hong Kong; Christie's: January 17, 1989. The auction sale of 19 examples of fine and rare Ming blue & white; a portion of the larger Chinese Ceramics sale, issued in its own hardcover catalog. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 39 pages, 19 lots (numbered 561-579) [09034] $60.00


183. Pappas, Joan & A. Harold Kendall. Hampshire Pottery manufactured by J.S. Taft & Company, Keene, New Hampshire. Manchester; Forward's Color Productions: 1971. The only general guide to this pottery; many unusual pieces are illustrated in good color plates. Comb-bound. 6"x9", 2 pages of text plus 21 color plates with facing descriptions; light wear. [09075] $85.00


184. Pear, Lillian Myers. The Pewabic Pottery. A History of Its Products and Its People. Des Moines; Wallace-Homestead: 1976. This is the only comprehensive history of the pottery, illustrated with hundreds of color and black & white illustrations, old advertisements, vintage photos and catalog pages. An essential reference book. Back in the '80s, when we sold new books and this was in print, nobody wanted a copy. Today everyone wants it. People have smartened up... Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 295 pages, loaded with b/w and color illustrations, dj. Jacket a bit worn with several small chips, else a very nice copy. [04363] $300.00


185. Peck, Herbert. The Book of Rookwood Pottery. New York; Crown Publishers: 1968. One of the standard books on Rookwood with a history of the pottery, many good illustrations, lists of artists, mark tables, and more. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 184 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; jacket worn. [07069] $40.00


186. [Perkins Collection] The Eugene O. Perkins Collection of Qing Porcelain. New York; Christie's: June 2, 1989. An outstanding auction. Softcover. 8"x10", 61 pages, 90 lots, many color illustrations; corner bump, else near fine. [09032] $45.00


187. Piepenburg, Robert. Raku Pottery. New York; Macmillan Company: 1972. A charming study of Raku pottery, with chapters on Raku in Japan, the tea ceremony, the clays and glazes used, and firing Raku wares. The author is a Raku potter himself and much of the text is oriented toward the potter rather than the collector, but collectors interested in Raku will learn much about this beautiful pottery from this book. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 159 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations; dj; jacket worn and torn with several tapes repairs; book with a little light wear. [03351] $30.00


Limited to 260 Copies-

188. Pitkin, Alfred H. Early American Folk Pottery, Including the History of the Bennington Pottery. Hartford; privately printed: 1918. Edition limited to 260 copies. The first study of Bennington pottery, this book was the result of 35 years of research by a founding member of the Walpole Society. It is based in large part on many interviews with former Bennington workers. Although Spargo dismissed much of the material for this very reason, Barber knew of the research and "demanded its publication" (Strong) after Pitkin's death. This book was published posthumously by Pitkin's widow. In addition to cataloging 106 pieces of Bennington pottery, Pitkin also catalogs 171 pieces of folk pottery. [Strong 447] [Weidner A193] Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 152 pages, plus 26 b/w plates. A nice copy with slight chipping at the head and base of the spine, and a very slight stain on the spine base. [08732] $400.00


189. Pope, Clive Mason. A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs. A Potted History. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1999. 3rd prtg. The potters of Staffordshire, never ones to let a good opportunity pass them by, were prolific producers of pottery dogs of all types during the 19th century. From Queen Victoria's favorite spaniel to a selection of greyhounds, whippets, collies and others (including a few the Kennel Association is still trying to identify), pottery dogs were potted and painted with a great gusto. This charming, informative and well-illustrated reference work will please any canny canine collector. Hardcover. 8.5"x8.5", 168 pages, 203 color illustrations, dj. New. [90184] $49.50


“It Has Never Been Excelled...”

190. Pottier, Andre. Histoire de la Faience de Rouen. Rouen; Auguste le Brument: 1870. Solon notes- "Few are the ceramic monographs which may rank on par with Pottier's 'History of the Rouen Faience'; it has never been excelled, perhaps never been equaled, by any other work of the same order. A masterly treatment, on the part of the historian, has rendered full justice to an important chapter of the ceramic history". Andre Pottier was the librarian of Rouen, which gave him the opportunity to research the history of his city in great depth, and as the grandson of a noted faience manufacturer, he gravitated toward the history of the city's potters. Solon continues-

                "While the finest productions of the departed [ceramic] art were disregarded by all, he was able to form of them a considerable and selected collection, such as it would have been impossible to form in after times. As to the knowledge that Pottier had managed to acquire, through his unremitting researches, of the conditions under which the manufacturer of painted faience was carried on two hundred years before, one might question whether any of the masters of the best period had ever been so thoroughly acquainted with the subject. His thoughts were constantly busy with the preparation of the book that was to be the 'magnum opus' of his life. Never satisfied with the documents he had already accumulated, he went on gathering and sifting fresh crops of materials towards the completion of his work.

                “When death surprised him, he was still uncertain whether the task he had undertaken could be said to be at an end. In fact, were it not for the devotion that his friends bore to his memory, his disordered mss. would have remained unpublished and we should have been deprived of a monograph that no one else could have written with such commanding authority. ... Pottier's own collection -which became the nucleus of the Rouen Ceramic Museum- illustrated nearly all the periods of manufacture. Nevertheless, far from confining his selection of representative examples to the objects in his possession, he preferred to give us the cream of the numerous collections that were placed at his disposal. His talented daughter was to him an invaluable collaborator; she reproduced in water colour all the more remarkable examples, as they passed through their hands, and it was her portfolio which supplied the excellent illustrations of the book".

                Hardcover. 10"x12.5", xii + 420 + [iv] pages, plus 60 colored plates; line figures in the text; ex-Boston Museum of Fine Arts library with several small stamps, a bookplate, a perforation on the title page and a small discoloration on the spine where a label was removed; bound in a magnificent custom binding, full parchment with hand-lettered titles and decorations- a small coat of arms on the front cover, a floral emblem on the spine and a polychromed jug on the rear cover. Binding with some soil, several very small punctures on the spine; contents with a little soil, a little wear overall, but a very nice beautifully bound copy. [08055] $1,200.00


191. Povey, Alan & Andy Ridler. Arfur Tow Crate in Staffy Cher. An Unusual Look at Pottery Dialect. Stoke-on-Trent; Adderley Press: 1973. I admit, it took me ten minutes to figure out that "Arfur Tow Crate" means "How to Talk Right" (in Staffordshire -that part I knew). An amusing, unusual, nay, even unique, guide to the way pottery workers actually spoke. Gerrit nowr! Softcover. 6"x6", 28 pages, line illustrations; light wear. [06720] $50.00


192. Purviance, Louise & Evan and Norris F. Schneider. Zanesville Art Pottery in Color. Leon; Mid-America Book Company: 1968. An early art pottery guide which covers Weller and Roseville in some depth, with two pages devoted to Owens and a single page each to the American Encaustic Tile Company and the Mosaic Tile Company. The pieces were from the authors' collections. Strong 402. Softcover. 6"x9", 23 color plates with facing descriptions; spiral bound. Moderate wear, a little soil. [06275] $20.00


193. Queiros, Jose. Ceramica Portuguesa. Lisbon; 1948. 2nd edition. Set 629 of an unspecified edition (probably 1000 sets). First published in 1907, this is a massive and extensive study of 18th and 19th century Portuguese ceramics, including an extensive account of specific manufactories and many fine illustrations. The second volume is devoted to marks, and also contains a biographical dictionary of artists, modelers, decorators and factory owners. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 339 + [9], and 174 + [7] pages, 194 b/w illustrations in the text, plus 6 color and 16 b/w plates with tissue guards; marks. Bound into very handsome half-leather with ribbed spines and gilt titles; marbled endpapers. The original card covers have been bound in. A very minor bit of browning and some faint spotting to the foredges, but otherwise a very nice, clean set. [08707] $875.00


194. Rackham, Bernard & Herbert Read. English Pottery: Its Development from Early Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century. London; Ernest Benn, Ltd.: 1924. A very well illustrated study covering the development of pottery in England from Medieval times to its "Golden Age" in the 18th century. The two noted authorities discuss potting in the Middle Ages and Tudor periods, the introduction of foreign influences from Maoilica and Delft and foreign stonewares, the rise of the Staffordshire potteries as well as the minor potteries, the influences exerted in pottery design by porcelains, and finally the dawn of the neoclassical age. Rackham and Read were both noted authors and scholars, and approach their subject matter with erudition and an analytical eye. The illustrations are a major strength of this book, and include outstanding and unusual specimens from a number of noted collections including those of Glaisher, Lomax, and Falkner, the Guildhall, London, Victoria & Albert, Ashmoleum and British Museums, and a number of other sources. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 143 pages, plus 12 color and 103 b/w plates, dj. A fine, clean and superb copy in the rarely-seen dust jacket; the jacket has had the top third of the spine panel cut out, and has general wear, some soil, a few tears, etc. [05370] $200.00


195. Ray, Anthony. English Delftware Pottery in the Robert Hall Warren Collection, Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford. Boston Book and Art Shop: 1968. The Warren Collection includes many outstanding examples. The catalog rejects uncertain specific manufacturer attributions, and instead is arranged by manufacturing centers and decorating style. Shards were used to further identify some specimens. A scholarly and cautious catalog of an important collection, with much interesting information for the collector of English pottery. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 248 pages, 8 color and 96 b/w plates, dj. Light wear, jacket with light soil and wear, but a nice copy. [06111] $125.00


196. Rebert, Charles M. American Majolica, 1850-1900. Des Moines; Wallace Homestead: 1981. The first study solely devoted to American majolica and still a standard work. The potters and potteries covered include Bennet and Brothers, James Carr, Hampshire Pottery, the Morleys, Griffen, Smith and Company, David Haynes, New Milford Pottery Company, Eureka Pottery Company, and other, smaller firms. Many marks are included. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 87 pages, b/w and color illustrations, pictorial covers. Light wear. Inscribed by Rebert. [09923] $125.00


197. Reynaud, Henry J. Faiences Anciennes de Moustiers. Berne; Editions du Message: 1961. A beautifully produced and illustrated study of 18th and 19th century Moustiers pottery, illustrated with tipped-in color plates; includes marks. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 148 pages, 81 tipped-in color plates; dj. Bibliography. A near fine copy. [08703] $100.00


198. Rice, A.H. & John B. Stoudt. The Shenandoah Pottery. Strasburg; Shenandoah Publishing House: 1929. A pioneering study which still holds up today. Rice, inspired by Barber, collected some 2,000 pieces of 19th century Shenandoah Valley pottery. This study concentrates on plain, utilitarian pieces, although there are numerous illustrations of fancier wares such as picture frames and horn vases. Hardcover. 6"x9", 277 pages, 7 color plates, b/w illustrations; ex-library with stamps, spine numbers, etc. Spine faded. [04427] $100.00


199. Rice, D.G. The Illustrated Guide to Rockingham Pottery and Porcelain. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1971. An "invaluable guide, based on exhaustive research backed by a wealth of original source material," with additional information on figures, artists, marks, pseudo-Rockingham, the Christie's sale, and more. "Dr. Rice dispels the fallacies and throws new light on what Geoffrey Godden refers to as 'probably the most misunderstood of all English porcelain factories'." Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 194 pages plus 8 color and 171 b/w illustrations, dj. [08714] $50.00


200. Rice, Dennis G. Cats in English Porcelain of the 19th Century. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2002. Porcelain cats are rarer than porcelain dogs -well, isn't that just like a cat? Books on porcelain cats are also hard to come by -luckily, here is one. Beautifully composed, like an elegant Persian, and full of information not easily come-by, like a tight-lipped Siamese, this book is anything but stand-offish. And allergies won't be a problem either. Comes with its own scratching post. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 99 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. New. [90162] $29.50


An Important New Book-

201. Rickard, Jonathan. Mocha and related dipped wares, 1770-1939. Hanover; University Press of New England: 2006. This is a colorful explosion of a book, packed with beautiful photographs that vividly capture the colors and wild designs on this distinctive pottery. But it's not all photos- author Jonathan Rickard provides a mighty and solid text to back up the illustrations, exploring the history, makers and styles of these ceramics in England, America and France. Long thought of as a Victorian ceramic, Rickard shows that the style actually dates from the late 18th century. There are many chapters exploring the various patterns and decorating techniques, and the book finishes off with a chapter on the potters and potteries of Mocha and their marks. An exuberant, important study of an under-documented type of pottery. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 178 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w, dj; bibliography. New. [90157] $65.00


202. Ris-Paquot. Traite Pratique de Peinture sur Faience et Porcelaine a l'usage des debutants. Paris; Librairie Renouard: 1886. 12th ed. A Victorian guide for beginning china painters with illustrations of tools and finished pieces. Solon has nasty things to say about it, but then Solon could be needlessly nasty as the mood suited him. Softcover. 5.5"x9", 48 pages, 2 color and 3 b/w plates, with 5 additional text illustrations, for a total of 10 numbered plates; the title page states 4 color plates and "11 vignettes", but this appears to be in error as all the plates here are sequentially numbered and no further illustrations are called for in the text, and various editions appear to have had different plate counts. Covers soiled at the edges, a little wear and some light foxing. [09910] $60.00


203. Robineau, Samuel (ed.). Old China (magazine). Syracuse; Keramic Studio Publishing Company: October, 1901- September, 1902. Volume 1, No.1 - Volume 1, No.12. The first year of this early collectors' journal devoted to historical transferware and other ceramics. The magazine was published and edited by Samuel Robineau, who also published "Keramic Studio" and whose wife was the famous American ceramist Adelaide Alsop Robineau. Robineau enlisted the talents of two of America's leading writers in the field, Edwin Atlee Barber and Mary Churchill Ripley. Barber, who was at the Pennsylvania Museum, was the "go-to" guy on American ceramics at the time, and published many of his new finds in this magazine. Although ostensibly focusing on historical transferware, many other types antique ceramics were covered. The magazine lasted three full years, closing down with the September, 1904 issue, so that the Robineaus could devote more time to the "Keramic Studio" and Adelaide's burgeoning ceramics work. In addition to all the Staffordshire material, this first year includes an entire issue on Lowestoft; a short essay on the Tulip Ware of the Pennsylvania Germans by Barber, a year before his own book on the subject was published; an issue on College Views on Staffordshire; a story on a rare Beech painted vase, ca. 1851; and a series on the color blue in pottery and porcelain. Hardcover. 6"x9", 205 pages, b/w illustrations; ex-library, bound into buckram; original covers bound in; bookplate removed, several stamps, etc. [04339] $125.00


204. Robineau, Samuel (ed.). Old China (magazine). Syracuse; Keramic Studio Publishing Company: October, 1903- September, 1904. Volume 3, No.1 - Volume 3, No.12. The third and final year of this early collectors' journal devoted to historical transferware and other ceramics. In addition to all the Staffordshire material, this volume includes a story on recently discovered American porcelains by Barber; the essay "Early Ceramic Printing and Modeling in the United States" by Barber; an article on Masonic pottery by Ripley; and, in an apparent last-minute attempt to broaden the subject matter, a series of essays on antique furniture. Hardcover. 6"x9", 246 pages, b/w illustrations; ex-library, bound into buckram; original covers bound in; bookplate removed, several stamps, etc. [04341] $125.00


205. [Rockefeller Collection] Important European Porcelain, Pottery and Objects of Vertu. A Collection Formed by Nelson A. Rockefeller. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: April 11, 1980. Opening this auction catalog at random I find a rare Chelsea pigeon tureen and cover, a Nymphenburg group of 'Love Among the Ruins', a "monumental" set of 4 Meissen vases representing 'The Elements', and a Sevres Etruscan-motif 'Breast Bowl', one of 4 made for Maire Antoinette's dairy. Hardcover. 9"x9.5", about 200 pages, 260 lots, color and b/w illustrations, dj; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; light wear. [08730] $40.00


206. Rorimer, James J. Ultra-Violet Rays and Their Use in the Examination of Works of Art. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1931. Edition limited to 1000 copies. In this important little study, James Rorimer, then an Assistant Curator and later the Director of the entire Museum, illustrates and explains how ultra-violet light can detect repairs, restorations, damage and fraud in a wide variety of antiques, including sculpture, ceramics, glass, paintings, textiles, manuscripts, ivories and many other antiquities. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", xx + 61 pages, plus a color frontispiece and 47 plates, several in color; a fine copy. [30329] $60.00


207. Ross, Marvin C. Russian Porcelains. The Gardner, Iusupov, Batenin, Novyi, Popov, Kudinov, Sipiagin, Fomin, Safronov, Kiselev, Kornilov, Gulin, Khrapunov-Novyi, Sabanin, Miklashevskii, Guzhev, Ikonnikov, and Kuznetsov Factories. The Collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Norman; University of Oklahoma Press: 1968. One of the most beautiful and informative studies of 18th and 19th century Russian porcelains, exclusive of those of the Imperial Factory. This study contains examples from a number of both important and lesser-known Russian manufactories, is illustrated with many clear photographs, and contains an extensive marks section. A highly recommended reference work. Hardcover. 7"x10", 427 pages, 86 color and 144 b/w illustrations, 41 b/w illustrations of marks; dj. A fine copy in a lightly soiled and slightly worn jacket with a large chip on the lower front corner. [08702] $175.00


208. Rudolph, Wolfgang. Sailor Souvenirs. Stoneware, Faiences, and Porcelain of three Centuries. Edition Leipzig: 1985. An interesting survey of ceramics from the homes of seafarers of the last three centuries in Europe. Not all of the ceramics are nautically-themed, but many of them are. Hardcover. 8"x9", 152 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [09165] $25.00


209. Sarre, Olive. The Pottery and Porcelain at The Hut, Yama Farms. Napanoch, New York; Yama Farms: 1918. Nestled in the Catskills, the Yama Farms Inn, founded by Frank Seaman and Olive Sarre, was a popular retreat for the powerful, creative and well-connected in the early decades of the 20th century. With its distinctive Japanese-style architecture, the Inn was world famous, and attracted writers, scientists, entertainers, industrialists and nobility. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford or John D. Rockefeller might be found there, lunching alongside John Burroughs, Nobel Prize winning poets and pioneer aviators. This charming book was "designed as a guide for those who visit the porcelain room at the Hut...The collection at the Hut was begun, because nothing seemed to be so happy in a log house as 'old china'." The collection included a wide variety of English pottery, listed and illustrated here by factory or district, as well as blue-printed transferware with American views. Softcover. 6"x9.25", about 100 pages, with numerous b/w and blue monochrome plates and illustrations. Pictorial tan covers; some soil and a little wear. With a warm gift inscription by Olive Sarre. [30426] $60.00


210. Sato, Masahiko. Kyoto Ceramics. New York; Weatherhill/Shibundo: 1973. Volume 2 in the "Arts of Japan" series. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 133 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; ex-library with spine label, bookplate, etc. [03645] $30.00


211. [Satsuma] Satsuma. London; Christie's South Kensington: November 15, 1994. A scarce auction catalog of fine Satsuma wares, well illustrated with clear b/w and stunning color photographs & marks. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 58 pages plus 10 color plates and 6 pages of signatures; 180 lots; prices realised sheet laid in; near fine. [09027] $100.00


212. Savage, George & Harold Newman. An Illustrated Dictionary of Ceramics. New York; Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1976. "Defining 3,054 terms relating to wares, materials, processes, styles, patterns, and shapes, from antiquity to the present day, with an introductory list of the principal European factories and their marks compiled by John Cushion". Hardcover. 7"x10", 320 pages, 24 color and 604 b/w illustrations, dj; light soil; jacket with taped-repaired tear and some scuffing. [08202] $25.00


213. Scarborough, Quincy. Connecticut Influence on North Carolina Stoneware: The Webster School of Potters. [in] the Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Vol.X, No.1. Winston; Salem; MESDA: May, 1984. Also contains a 12-page article "The Eastern Shore, Virginia Raised-panel "Court Cupboard" by Melchor, Lohr & Melchor. Softcover. 6"x9", pp.14-74, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [05808] $20.00


214. [Scheinman Collection] Chinese Ceramics from the Scheinman Collection. New York; Christie's: March 23, 1995. Sale 8104. A superb auction, ranging from Neolithic pottery to Qing blanc-de-chine and flambé vases. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 148 pages, 132 lots, loaded with color illustrations; prices realised list included. [09033] $45.00


215. Scheurleer, D.F. Lunsingh. Chinese Export Porcelain. Chine de Commande. New York; Pitman Publishing: 1974. One of the first studies in English on this subject, by a leading Dutch authority on Chinese Export wares. He made use of Dutch East India Company records, as well as old catalogs, estate inventories, 17th and 18th century paintings, etc., and described not only the wares, but the way they were ordered, manufactured, and shipped. Very well illustrated. Hardcover. 8"x10", 256 pages, 8 color plates and 361 b/w illustrations, dj. Bibliography. Light soil, front hinge slightly wobbly. [30249] $75.00


216. Scott, Cleo M. & G. Ryland. Antique Porcelain Digest. Newport Mon; The Ceramic Book Company: 1961. A series of essays on German & Austrian, Scandinavian, Swiss, Italian, French and English porcelains made between about 1710 and 1820. The authors had spent considerable time on the Continent collecting ceramics and interviewing collectors and specialists, and distilled their notes into this book. Many of the numerous illustrations were of specimens from private collections. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 200 pages plus 23 color and 156 b/w plates; light wear, a nice copy. [08756] $75.00


217. Shaw, Simeon. History of the Staffordshire Potteries; and the Rise and Progress of the Manufacture of Pottery and Porcelain; with references to genuine specimens and notices of Eminent Potters. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1970. A facsimile of the important 1829 study by Shaw. Shaw's work became the basis for much further research, and the importance of his book cannot be overstated. An essential component of every reference library on ceramics. Really. We wouldn't kid about something like that. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 244 pages, dj; light wear, a nice copy. [09060] $40.00


218. Shedd, Solon. The Clays of the State of Washington. Their Geology, Mineralogy, and Technology. Pullman; State College of Washington: 1910. An informative and comprehensive survey of the clay mining and refining industry in Washington State at the turn of the century, with many photographs of mines, mining operations and machinery. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 341 pages, 42 b/w plates; maps; an ex-library copy, fairly clean; hinges weak. [08723] $25.00


219. Sim, Robert J. & James S. Brown. New Jersey Stoneware. Monmouth County Historical Association: 1955. The catalog of the most comprehensive exhibition of New Jersey stoneware to that time; about 75 pieces were loaned from both public and private collections. The catalog includes notes on a number of the potteries and potters, and some rather muddy pictures. Strong 327. Scarce. Softcover. 5.75"x8", 20 pages, 16 b/w illustrations; light soil, but a very nice copy. [07350] $125.00


220. [Slosson, Annie] The China Hunter's Club, by the Youngest Member. New York; Harper & Brothers: 1878. A charming Victorian book detailing the adventures of one of the early china-enthusiast's clubs. The members wander the countryside in search of old dishes, and then meet to discuss and research their finds in their much-relied-upon reference books. They finally break up after an explosive and bitter disagreement over the origins of Lowestoft. Solon devotes a long entry to this book, which he calls "very amusing and witty". An instructive glimpse of how the Victorian china-craze was conducted. Hardcover. 6"x7", line illustrations, decorated covers; some cover soil and wear, spine base slightly chipped, spine head with a large chip. [09067] $85.00


221. Smith, Alan. The Illustrated Guide to Liverpool Herculaneum Pottery, 1796-1840. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1970. The first full history of this Liverpool pottery and its' wares. Smith examines the rise and fall of the pottery, its products, and the satellite factory at Saint Helens. Hardcover. 7"x10", 142 pages plus 8 color and 100 b/w illustrations, dj; light soil. [09106] $65.00


222. Solon, L.M. The Art of the Old English Potter. New York; D. Appleton and Company: 1886. First published in 1883, this book has become a standard statement of enthusiasm and love for the art of 18th century English pottery. Solon was a Frenchman who became the Edwin Atlee Barber of English ceramic literature at the turn of the 20th century; he adopted England as his home, and spent "ten years passionate collecting" (Solon). He also modeled pots for Minton, and wrote several standard books on English and European ceramics. Essential insights into the art of the English potter. Hardcover. 6"x9", 269 pages, 55 line illustrations; lightly worn covers, a little soil, but a very nice, bright copy. [04617] $75.00


223. Spargo, John. The Potters and Potteries of Bennington. Boston; Houghton Mifflin Company: 1926. Limited to 800 copies. An important study of Bennington wares, which corrected some errors made by earlier authors. If you were a Progressive labor reformer and union organizer, author of an influential and muckraking study on the scandal of child labor in mines, but for medical reasons you had to move from New York to Vermont and find a more genteel activity for a time, what would you do?

                Well, if you were John Spargo [1876-1966] you'd start collecting Bennington Pottery and write a definitive study of the two 19th century Bennington potteries and their wares. Born in Cornwall, England, Spargo earned his early living cutting granite while he took extension courses at Oxford and Cambridge. He became a union organizer, and moved to New York in 1901. A prolific writer, his most influential book was a 1906 expose of the scandalous use of child labor in coal mining. He moved to Vermont for health reasons in 1909, and he naturally became interested in early Vermont history and industry. This led to a study of the history and wares of the Bennington potteries. As he notes in his preface, "many of my personal friends have been surprised to find me interested in 'old cracked teapots and dishes'." But he was always intrigued by antique china, and points out that the hobby of china collecting has a long and storied history, having been practiced by George Washington, Samuel Johnson, and Horace Walpole. Further, as an adopted Vermonter who quickly grew to love the state and its heritage, his "interest in the history of the pottery industry at Bennington was part and parcel of my interest in the history of the foundation of the Commonwealth itself".

                In this, his magnum opus on the Bennington potteries, Spargo discusses the Norton and Fenton potteries at length, and also includes chapters on Parian wares, glazes, and other Bennington potters. Spargo's emphasis is on the fancier wares, although the utilitarian stonewares are also described. Although he wrote many years ago, Spargo was a careful and skilled researcher thoroughly involved in his work, and this remains an important reference, especially as Barret's later book on Bennington contains so many pitfalls for the unwary. Spargo would go on to write several other books on ceramics, including "Early American Pottery and China", and "The A.B.C. of Bennington Pottery Wares", and served as Director-Curator of the Bennington Historical Museum. [Strong 449] [Weidner A236]

                Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 270 pages, plus 8 color and 36 b/w plates; somewhat soiled and worn covers. This copy is inscribed "Like fishing, in collecting the best pieces are those we just failed to land! John Spargo". [08753] $250.00


224. Spargo, John. The Potters and Potteries of Bennington. Boston; Houghton Mifflin Company: 1926. Limited to 800 copies. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 270 pages, plus 8 color and 36 b/w plates; somewhat soiled and worn covers. [08754] $150.00


225. Spinks, Charles Nelson. The Ceramic Wares of Siam. Bangkok; The Siam Society: 1965. A good reference to the wares of Siam of the 14th and 15th centuries and northern Thai wares of the 15th and 16th centuries. In addition to a history and description of the ceramics, there is a section with line drawings and descriptions of typical forms, and also an extremely helpful bibliography of books and articles in both English and Japanese. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 196 pages, 4 color illustrations and 52 b/w plates; covers somewhat worn, tips thumbed, slight soil, a few spots, etc. [30396] $50.00


226. Spinks, Charles Nelson. Siamese Pottery in Indonesia. Bangkok; The Siam Society: 1959. The export of Chinese ceramics to Indonesia since the 13th century is well-known, but not so well-known or documented is the Thai export trade there. This study of antique Thai, Cambodian and Annamese ceramics, exported to Indonesia, is based on the collections of the Djakarta Museum. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 17 pages plus 65 b/w plates; light wear, a nice copy. [08120] $65.00


227. Stephenson, John. John Stephenson. After the Fire. A Retrospective. University of Michigan Museum of Art: 1994. A catalog to an exhibition of the work of this fine ceramics artist of the "but that doesn't look like pottery" school. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 16 pages, b/w and color illustrations, near fine. [02313] $25.00


228. Stern, Bill. California Pottery: From Missions to Modernism. San Francisco; Chronicle Books: 2001. From the 1920s to the 1950s, designers including Rockwell Rockwell Kent and Edith Heath, and producers including Bauer, Catalina, and Vernon Kilns, were involved with California potteries. This enjoyable, well-illustrated book provides a history of California's diverse and colorful pottery. Hardcover. 9"x8.5", 119 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95028] Published at $22.95. Available for a limited time for $12.50


229. Stradling, Garrison & Diana (eds.). The Art of the Potter -Redware and Stoneware. New York; Main Street/Universe: 1977. A selection of articles on American redware and stoneware from the Magazine Antiques by authors including Webster, Hume, Clement, Kindig, Knittle, Weygandt, Watkins, Spargo, and others. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 160 pages, 100s of b/w illustrations; light wear, but a nice copy. [30412] $100.00


230. Stringer, George E. New Hall Porcelain. London; Salisbury Square: 1949. The New Hall factory was founded in 1781 by a joint-stock company of five Staffordshire potters who had acquired the Bristol patent for hard-paste, the first instance of a joint-stock company in Staffordshire. The factory produced fine ware until 1830. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 136 pages, 1 color and 38 b/w plates, dj. Light wear, jacket soiled and with several large chips, etc. [30665] $100.00


231. Taggart, Ross E. The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art. Kansas City; Nelson-Atkins Gallery of Art: 1976. Revised and enlarged edition. A strong and varied collection, providing a survey of the development and varying styles of the English potter's art in the 18th and early 19th centuries. An enlarged edition of the catalog was published in 1967. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 219 pages, numerous b/w and several color illustrations, card covers, dj. Very light wear. [05510] $60.00


232. Taggart, Ross E. Relief-Ornamented Ceramics. An Historical Survey. Kansas City; Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum Bulletin: Vol.IV, No.3, 1963. A sweeping survey, from ancient Egypt and Rome to 20th century Wedgwood. Issued in conjunction with the 8th Wedgwood International Seminar. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 32 pages, many b/w illustrations; light soil. [08762] $25.00


233. [Thai Export Ceramics] The Ceramic Cargo of a Medieval South Asian Trading Vessel. London; Christie's: December 11, 1989. The auction of the pottery from a Medieval Thai trading vessel, recovered by Captain Michael Hatcher, the same man who recovered The Nanking Cargo. The items are basically utilitarian in nature and include unglazed pottery and celadons, many still encrusted with sea debris. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 20+ pages, 51 lots; b/w illustrations and 6 full-page color plates; a fine copy. [09026] $45.00


234. Tinker, Chauncey B. The Wedgwood Medallion of Samuel Johnson -A Study in Iconography. Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1926. Edition limited to 385 copies printed by Bruce Rogers. A study of the famous jasperware medallion of Samuel Johnson issued in 1784 and probably modeled by Flaxman. Tinker sets himself two questions- what sources did Flaxman use as inspiration for the portrait, and how was the medallion "missed" by subsequent Johnson biographers who set out to catalog all known Johnson likenesses? Tinker's quest provides a wealth of intriguing details on the processes undertaken at Wedgwood in the preparation of models for their portrait medallions, in addition to specific details about probable sources for this one. In the midst of all this, Tinker also stumbles upon a very rare (and quite ugly) medallion of Johnson which was withdrawn from production by Wedgwood in favor of the Flaxman model. Quite an interesting Wedgwood tidbit. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 17 pages plus 1 color and 7 b/w plates with tissue guards; light cover scuffs, endpapers a little toned, etc. [08711] $175.00


235. Trendall, A.D. A New Polychrome Vase from Centuripe. [contained in the] Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, January, 1955. An ancient vase from Sicily featuring polychrome decoration of women; the article also discusses and illustrates related pieces. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 6 pages [article] 5 b/w illustrations; [Bulletin total- 24 pages]; light wear, tips thumbed, etc. [08888] $25.00


236. Troy, Jack. Salt-Glazed Ceramics. New York; Watson-Guptill Publications: 1977. A knowledgeable, well-illustrated study of the history and techniques of salt-glazed ceramics, useful to both the potter and ceramics historian. Packed with technical information about firing salt-glazed ware, and much historical information as well as illustrations of both antique and modern examples from America, England and Europe. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 160 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [09372] $85.00


237. [Tyler Collection] Illustrated Catalogue of Rare and Choice Specimens of Old English and American China and Pottery and other interesting objects Collected by Mr. James G. Tyler of New York City. New York; American Art Association: March 19-20, 1917. The auction sale of an early collection of antique American and English ceramics. The illustrated items include an unusually large Bennington lion which sold for $610. Softcover. 6"x9", about 125 pages, 579 lots, some b/w illustrations; light wear and soil. [30359] $85.00


238. [Tyne] A History of the Trade and Manufactures of the Tyne, Wear, and Tees, comprising the papers prepared under the auspices of a committee of local industry, and read at the sectional meetings of the British Association, 1863. Newcastle-on-Tyne; M.&M.W. Lambert & London; E.&F.N. Spon: 1863. Includes reports on the manufacture of fire clay goods; glass (including plate, crown, flint, bottle and stained glass, and interesting details on problems with workmen); and earthenware. Also includes reports on iron, steel, coal, lead, aluminum, railways, ship building, chemicals, minerals & salts, paper and tanning. Hardcover. 6"x9", ix + 194 pages + 8 pages of advertisements; original red cloth with gilt cover title; covers somewhat soiled and worn, spine cloth missing entirely, and the hinges are wonky; internally a little soil and wear. [07300] $125.00


239. Utzschneider & Cie. Muster-Blatter der Wandplatten von Utzschneider & Cie, Saargemund. Ca. 1895-1904. A wonderful set of salesman's colored cards illustrating Art Nouveau, Aesthetic and Victorian-style tile patterns. Paul Utzschneider was a Bavarian who had worked with Wedgwood in England and in 1800, along with Joseph Farby, he took over a struggling pottery manufacturer in Sarreguemines, Lorraine. The company prospered, and in the Victorian era they became especially well-known for their maiolica and tiles. This small portfolio of pattern cards illustrates a variety of their colorful tile patterns. 55 double-sided, 82 single-sided, and 3 single-sided folding colored cards, all housed in a pocket portfolio with string ties, with two price lists, one dated January, 1895, the other dated January, 1904. Light soil, a little wear. [07384] $3,500.00


240. [Veiga Collection] Chinese Export Porcelain from the Collection of Jorge Getulio Veiga. London; Sotheby's: October 31st, 1989. The auction sale of a superb Brazilian collection, noted for its great variety of unusual pieces, and its strong focus on ceramics related to the Brazilian and Portuguese markets. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 145 pages, 292 lots, loaded with color illustrations; near fine. [30366] $100.00


241. [Vienna Porcelain] Georgian & Regency Furniture, Old English & Other Porcelains, Paintings, Rugs, from various owners including Mrs. Henrietta Ritter, New York. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: February 13th, 1954. Sale 1493. This auction included a possibly unique set of 26 portrait plates of the wives of the Presidents of the United States, executed to a special order by S. Wagner, the celebrated ceramic painter of the Vienna and Royal Berlin porcelain factories. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 45 pages, 206 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [07724] $25.00


242. Vydra, Josef. Painting on Folk Ceramics. London; Spring Books: nd (1950s). A wonderful study of folk-painted ceramics, including maiolica, by folk potters of Eastern Europe in the 17th-19th centuries. Includes examples from many private and public collections. Hardcover. 9"x12", 78 pages plus 156 color and b/w plates; rubbed dj. [07252] $50.00


243. Wallis, Henry. The Art of the Precursors. A Study in the History of Early Italian Maiolica. London; Bernard Quaritch: 1901. Edition limited to 225 copies. "The latest finds of Italian maiolica are passed under review and contrasted with the Etruscan and Roman pottery. A chapter is devoted to graffito ware; another to painted faience. The appendix deals with fragments discovered in the Cairo mounds, the designs of which offer a close likeness to early maiolica" (Solon). Hardcover. 7"x9", xxii + 99 pages; sepia-toned and wash-colored drawings by Wallis; light wear and soil, a little internal spotting. [08121] $150.00


244. Wallis, Henry. Egyptian Ceramic Art. Typical Examples of the Art of the Egyptian Potter Portrayed in Colour Plates with text illustrations drawn and described by Henry Wallis. Privately printed: 1900. Edition limited to 200 copies. An overview of ancient Egyptian ceramics, with examples drawn in many instances from private collections. Wallis' text is more notable for its enthusiasm and love of his subject than for its strictly technical correctness, but he did have an elegant way of presenting his books; the color plates in this volume are spectacular and the typography and illustrations are elegant and pleasing. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", xix + 37 pages, 45 b/w text illustrations, plus 12 chromolithographed plates. Original coarse cloth with a green linen spine, gilt lettering. Covers a little soiled, endpapers darkened, a little scattered internal foxing here and there. [08760] $475.00


245. Walters, H.B. History of Ancient Pottery. Greek, Etruscan and Roman. London; John Murray: 1905. Henry Beauchamp Walters, F.S.A., was an Assistant in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum and wrote catalogs of the Museum's Greek and Etruscan vases, Roman pottery, and the terra-cottas. He writes in his introduction to this set- "To many of us what is known as a classical education seems perhaps in these utilitarian times somewhat antiquated and unnecessary, but at the same time "the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome" have not lost their interest for us, and can awaken responsive chords in most of our hearts. Nor can we ever be quite forgetful of the debt that we owe to these nations in almost every branch of human learning and industry". This set shows the full contribution the ancients made to the ceramics arts. In addition to a sweeping and comprehensive study of the pottery itself, Walters includes an extensive and helpful bibliography, grouped by pottery type. Although a hundred years old now, Walters' work continues on, dated but unfazed. Hardcover. 2 volumes. 6.5"x9", xxxvi + 1,092 pages, 8 color and 61 b/w plates, 230 b/w illustrations. Covers a bit rubbed at the hinges, tips, etc., small hole in spine of Volume 1. [05315] $150.00


246. Walters, H.B. Catalogue of the Roman Pottery in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum. London; Longmans (et al): 1908. A complete catalog of the Roman wares in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the British Museum as it existed then. Most of the material had been acquired by the Museum in the 19th century, and included what was at the time probably the largest amount of ancient Roman pottery recovered from a single site, the result of Roach Smith's excavations in the city of London. The catalog is complete and scholarly, with special attention paid to decorative motifs and potters' and other impressed marks, which are often illustrated. Hardcover. 8"x10", liv + 464 pages, with 283+ line illustrations in the text, plus 32 b/w and tinted plates and 12 plates of line illustration; all plates with tissue guards. Covers with some very minor soil and a little wear; contents with some foxing on the top, fore and bottom edge and on the edges title page and preliminaries, but except for this a very nice, neat copy of a scarce book often found ex-libbed and beat to hell. [05314] $375.00


247. Watney, Bernard. English Blue and White Porcelain of the 18th Century. London; Faber and Faber: 1963. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 137 pages plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates, dj. Light wear; a nice copy. Signed by Watney. [05387] $45.00


248. Watson, Wendy M. Italian Renaissance Maiolica from the William A. Clark Collection. London; Scala Books / Harper & Row: 1986. A colorful and scholarly catalog of this fabulous collection. The color plates are of excellent quality. Softcover. 7"x10", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, a very nice copy. [08935] $25.00


249. Webster, D.B. The Brantford Pottery, 1849-1907. Royal Ontario Museum: 1968. Art & Archeology Occasional Paper 13. A study of the history and wares of this Canadian pottery, based on extensive site excavations. Softcover. 6.5"x10", 80 pages, 78 b/w illustrations; near fine. [02572] $50.00


250. Webster, Donald Blake. Decorated Stoneware Pottery of North America. Rutland; Charles Tuttle Co.: 1972. 2nd prtg. One of the pioneering modern books on the subject of blue-decorated saltglazed stoneware in North America. This remains a very useful pictorial resource because of the hundreds of fine illustrations. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 232 pages, 300 b/w illustrations, dj; light wear, but a nice copy. [09080] $100.00


251. [Wedgwood] Fine Ceramics, Featuring the Rockwell Collection of Wedgwood. Boston; Skinner, Inc.: December 13, 1997. Sale 1819. An auction catalog. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 100 pages, 642 lots, b/w illustrations; prices list laid-in loosely; light wear. [08995] $25.00


252. [Wedgwood] Fine Wedgwood. Boston; Skinner, Inc.: May 31, 1996. Sale 1713. This auction of very fine antique Wedgwood consisted mainly of pieces from the Levy Collection of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and the Worstall Collection of Akron, Ohio. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 68 pages, 412 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear; prices realised list laid-in loosely. [08994] $25.00


253. [Wedgwood] Minutes of the Second Wedgwood International Seminar. Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration: 1957. Essays on Wedgwood topics. Softcover. 5.5"x8.25", 68 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [08991] $65.00


254. [Wedgwood] The Third Annual Wedgwood International Seminar. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts: 1958. This annual includes a description of the exhibition; 'Flaxman as a Draughtsman' by Peter Wick; 'The Portland Vase before 1650' by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 'Wedgwood's Red Wares' by Mrs. Egerton Brown; 'Wedgwood Lighting Devices in the 18th Century' by Aimee F. Draper; and more. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 134 pages, b/w illustrations; light soil, but a nice copy. [09063] $50.00


255. [Wedgwood] Important English Pottery. The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Victor. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: March 10, 1978. An auction of Wedgwood and Wedgwood imitators, primarily in jasperware, basalts and lustres; also early Astbury, Whieldon, Fulham, Wood, and creamwares. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 100 pages, 233 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet stapled to title page; a nice copy. [08729] $40.00


256. [Wedgwood] Erskine, Mrs. Stuart. Lady Diana Beauclerk. Her Life and Work. London; T. Fisher Unwin: 1903. A magnificent study of the life and work of Lady Diana Beauclerk [1734-1808], the former Lady Diana Spencer (and related to Diana, Princess of Wales), a beautiful and accomplished society lady who, with her friends Lady Elizabeth Templetown and Miss Emma Crewe, became famous in their day for their paintings. Of the most interest to us, Lady Diana created drawings for Wedgwood, which were translated into relief models by Wedgwood's modeller William Hackwood and used to produce jasperware featuring classical subjects with a certain degree of sentimentality. An interesting adjunct to the Wedgwood story. Hardcover. 10x13, xvi + 316 pages, with many b/w illustrations, plus 8 tipped-in color plates and 2 steel-engraved plates, all with tissue guards; publishers red cloth with gilt titles and floral border decorations; covers with rubbing and some soil, hinges a bit shaken, a few old pen notes on the endpapers; a large, heavy book which has seen some wear. [09202] $175.00


257. [Wedgwood] Jonas, Maurice. Notes of an Art Collector. London; George Routledge & Sons, Limited: 1907. Maurice Jonas was an early Wedgwood and Shakespeare collector with an intriguing mind- his musings here take the form of two essays, one on Wedgwood portrait medallions, the other on early Shakespeare editions. Jonas collected both assiduously, and if his glee over his triumphs seems uncouth at times, that is balanced by his almost boyish enthusiasm. Both Wedgwood and Shakespeare collectors will find this book of interest, even if the prices he mentions paying for rarities make one turn an interesting shade of Wedgwood green. Illustrated with 69 b/w plates, including 2 of interiors, 3 of porcelain figural groups, and 64 of Wedgwood portraits. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 56 pages of text plus 69 b/w plates; scattered foxing to the text; spine label rubbed, a little soil. [30666] $100.00


258. [Wedgwood -Milestone Collection] The Milton Milestone Collection of Early Wedgwood Pottery. Part 1 [and] Part 2. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: December 16, 1975 [and] April 6, 1976. The auction sale of a wonderfully comprehensive collection filled with rarities. 2 vols. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 56 + 48 pages, 351 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realised sheets stapled to title pages; nice copies. [08726] $85.00


259. Whiter, Leonard. Spode. A History of the Family, Factory and Wares from 1733 to 1833. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1970. Whiter used factory records and pattern books, as well as the paper of Henry Daniel, a Spode enameller from 1805 to 1822, to craft one of the most comprehensive studies of Spode ever written. The illustrations include 350 drawings of Spode shapes from the 1820-21 pattern book; as well as 9 color and 302 b/w photographs. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 246 pages, 9 color plates, 302 b/w illustrations; marks; dj; light wear. [05393] $150.00


260. Williams, Rose Sickler, R.L. Hobson, & Edward S. Morse. Chinese, Corean and Japanese Potteries. Descriptive Catalogue of Loan Exhibition of Selected Examples. New York; The Japan Society: 1914. Edition limited to 1500 copies. The elegant catalog of a major Japan Society loan exhibition at the Knoedler Galleries. The first half consists of "A Report on the Keramic Wares of the Sung Dynasty" by Rose Sickler Williams which focuses on Sung-era wares, as well as major and minor kilns. This is followed by the catalog of the exhibition, with brief introductions to the Japanese section by Edward S. Morse, of the Boston MFA, and the Chinese/ Korean section by R.L. Hobson, of the British Museum, who also catalogued those pieces. There were 100 pieces of Japanese pottery from the Samuel T. Peters Collection and the Freer Collection at the Smithsonian, as well as the collections of Howard Mansfield, Samuel Colman, and Harold G. Henderson. The handsome catalog was printed by the De Vinne Press on laid-style, deckle-edged paper, with crisp black & white plates and 2 beautiful color plates. Hardcover. 10"x13",129 pages, 2 color and 25 b/w plates; light wear, a little cover soil, but a very nice copy. [08100] $100.00


261. Williams, Sidney. Antique Blue & White Spode. London; B.T. Batsford Ltd.: 1943. The first edition of this well illustrated book which remains one of the favorites among collectors for its high spirits and elegant illustrations. Hardcover. 8"x10", 242 pages, 122 b/w and blue/white illustrations; dj. Light wear; jacket with soil and some chips, tears along the spine. [06276] $65.00


262. Wiltshire, William E. III. Folk Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1975. A revision of the attribution process used by Rice and Stoudt is the core of this work, reattributing many unique and wonderful pieces which had previously been thought to be Pennsylvania pottery to the Shenandoah Valley. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 127 pages, 60 color plates, dj. Light wear. [05299] $100.00


263. Wood, Richard H. & Virginia A. A Catalogue of American Historical China Cup Plates. Baltimore; self-published: [1969]. A scarce title, the only study devoted to these rare transferware pieces. Illustrates 134 cup plates from the authors' collection; each plate has a picture, thumbnail description and maker noted. Softcover. 9"x12", 1 page of text and 22 b/w plates; light soil, a little wear. [05853] $250.00


264. [Worcester] Catalogue of Fine English Porcelain comprising Worcester Coloured Wares of the First Period ...Bow, Chelsea and Derby...&c. London; Sotheby & Co.: July 15th, 1969. An auction catalog with much fine and rare Worcester including a Chamberlain's Worcester desert service decorated with paintings of seashells in the manner of John Barker; rare Hans Sloane botanical plates; also a Spode botanical desert service, a rare Chelsea group of Venus and Mercury; a rare Duesbury-decorated Derby armorial dish; a "very rare" Bow shell sweetmeat, and much more. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 228 lots, 73 pages plus 27 b/w plates. [07923] $25.00


265. [Worcester] The Cadman Collection of Worcester Porcelain. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: November 2nd, 1972. A fine auction of Worcester porcelains of the First Period. Softcover. 9"x9", 43 pages, 238 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [07604] $25.00


266. [Worcester] The Montagu Collection of Fine Worcester Porcelain. London; Christie, Manson & Woods: February 19-20th, 1968. Another fine auction of Worcester porcelains of the First Period. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 71 pages plus 14 b/w plates; 283 lots; prices realized list stapled to cover. [07601] $40.00


267. Wright, Reginald W.M. Catalogue of Bristol & West of England Delft Collection. City of Bath; Victoria Art Gallery: 1929. Mainly wares from Brislington, Temple Back, Limekiln Lane, Redcliff, & Wincanton. Softcover. 5.5x8.5, 34 pages, plus 7 b/w plates; light soil, label on cover; very, slight smoky smell; spine staples have broken through the covers so the covers are detached, but present. [09177] $50.00


268. Yarbrough, Raymond C. Bow Porcelain and the London Theatre. Vivitur Ingenio. Hancock; Front and Center Publications: 1996. A detailed study of 60 Bow figurines produced in the 1750s and 1760s, based on characters on the London stage. Illustrated with porcelains, as well as period prints and other illustrations. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 136 pages, b/w and color illustrations; bibliography. Light wear. [30434] $35.00


269. Zug, Charles G. III. Turners and Burners. The Folk Potters of North Carolina. Chapel Hill; University of North Carolina Press: 1986. "This richly illustrated portrait of North Carolina's pottery traditions tells the story of the generations of 'turners and burners' whose creations are much admired for their strength and beauty. His primary source was the potters themselves. Their interviews provide an insider's view of their world and reveal the powerful underlying logic and autonomy of their craft." Hardcover. 8.5"x10", xxi + 450 pages, 20 color plates and hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy. [09924] $125.00


270. Zusy, Catherine. Norton Stoneware and American Redware: The Bennington Museum Collection. Bennington Museum: 2003. 2nd prtg. First published in 1991, this important catalog re-examines the products of the Norton pottery in light on newly examined period sources and records, and provides a much more scholarly approach to the problems of attribution than some earlier studies did. The second portion of the catalog examines redware from the Museum's collection. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 79 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90190] $30.00




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