The Ceramic Art of Great Britain from Pre-Historic Times down to the Present Day.
Being a history of the ancient and modern Pottery and Porcelain Works of the kingdom and of their productions of every class.London : 1878 Stock Code: 140660
NotesFirst edition of Jewitt's comprehensive survey, his best-known work "based on twenty years' research and fieldwork. Jewitt formed a collection of ceramics, part of which was sold in London in 1871" (ODNB).
2 volumes, large octavo. Original green fine oblique-grain cloth neatly rebacked with the original gilt-lettered spines laid down, these and front covers with ornamental blocking in black (back covers in blind), large gilt block of a Wedgwood urn to front covers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, endpapers renewed.
Lithograph portrait frontispiece of Jewitt from a bust by W. H. Goss, profusely illustrated with wood-engravings throughout.
Light shelfwear, scattered foxing. A very good set, clean, sound and bright.
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