Wedgwood Jasper Ware - John BedfordCassell, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with wear at the head of the spine and a 1" closed tear to the foot of the spine at the joint with the upper panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
2nd Impression, 2nd Edition. [First Edition: 1964] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with drawings. From the cover: “Although there are a large number of books on objets d’art available in a higher price range, there is very little to suit the enthusiast of more modest means. This series of handbooks, Collectors’ Pieces, answers that need. These books are intended for the reader who has limited knowledge of the subject, perhaps culled from visits to museums, but who may be encouraged to start a collection of the less expensive pieces. Each volume deals with the subject historically and — where characters such as Josiah Wedgwood are involved — biographically, and explains the processes of manufacture in simple terms. The reader is told where he may see the rarer pieces, and to help him in identification a list of marks is given where appropriate. In fact each volume covers its subject thoroughly, and John Bedford has performed a masterly feat of compression without allowing this fact to impair his fluent and easily assimilated style of writing.”