Cotterell, Howard Herschel.
Old Pewter. Its Makers and Its Marks in England, Scotland and Ireland. An Account of the Old Pewterer and His Craft.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons: 1929.
A classic work, this massive study remains an important reference today. Ames & Ward note: "Cotterell's book is helpful for an understanding of the early organization and regulation of the pewterers' craft in Great Britain [and] the listing of makers and marks is still the most comprehensive of its kind and is the standard reference cited in all other works on the subject. An important feature is the inclusion of oversize, fold-out facsimiles of the five London and two Edinburgh touchplates of pewterers' marks dating as early as 1640".
Hardcover. 9"x11.5", xv + 432 pages, line illustrations and marks in the text, plus 76 black & white plates and 6 folding plates. Covers with some scuffs, light wear. Newly rebacked with new endpapers. Some light soil. Folding plates with light wear, a few seam rips, and one plate detached but present.