1924 Old English Pottery Astbury Figures
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First Edition, Illustrated, Limited Edition, Uncommon
Containing biographical and historical information on John Astbury and his son Thomas Astbury, who produced their famous English earthenware pottery in Staffordshire in the eighteenth century. Often credited with initiating improvements in the production of earthenware, the pair are are also well known for their distinctive 'Astbury figures', depicting men, birds and animals, decorated in coloured slip. An uncommon copy, limited to five hundred copies only. Signed 'With the author's compliments' to the front pastedown. Collated, complete with thirty-one monochromatic photographic illustrations 'of an unique collection exhibited at the Dalmeny Galleries'.
In a cloth binding with gilt title to front board. Externally smart. Bumping to extremities and head and tail of spine, resulting in small loss to cloth at tail of spine. Slight rubbing to joints. Faint tidemark to front blank. Signed by the author to the front pastedown. Offsetting to endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with the odd light spot to the first and last few pages. Handling mark to extremity of page xvi, not affecting the text. Rough cut page edges.
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