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Bangs, Christopher.
The Lear Collection: A Study of Copper-Alloy Socket Candlesticks A.D. 200-1700.

Easton Kings Hill Publications: 1995.

A difficult subject, handled with care, tact and a suitable amount of precision. In the field of pre-1700 metalwares the ground seems liberally strewn with the corpse-opinions of those who came a generation before, but at least "Bud" Lear is a gracious, thoughtful knight as he wades onto the battlefield. A wonderful, well illustrated survey, and if you do anything with old lighting or metalwares you would be foolish indeed not to own a copy.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 398 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 34228
Price: $ 400.00      

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