London: Sotheby's Publications, 1990. Limited first edition. Hardcover. vg+ to fine. 1/800. Small folio. 488pp. Grey cloth slipcase. Photo-illustrated dust jacket, with white lettering on the front cover and spine. Dark grey cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. This copy #748 of a total edition of 800 hand-numbered on the verso of the half-title page. The book is a visual survey of English ceramic production during the 17th and 18th centuries, based on the works in the Henry J. Weldon Collection. During this period "English pottery, at first firmly based on medieval traditions and primarily intended for a local market, underwent a profound transformation with many potting areas, especially Staffordshire, becoming international centres for ceramic production and taste." - The Publisher. The book contains images of 450 pieces of English ceramics. Slipcase with a light scratch on the one side, and some minor rubbing to extremities. Slipcase in very good+ condition, dj, binding and interior in fine condition overall. (Inventory #: 43874)
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