Title By-Paths in Collecting. Being Aids in the Quest of Rare and Unique Things Which Have Passed the Century Mark, Such as Old China, Furniture, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Samplers and Sun-dials, with Comments on Their Age, Decoration and Value.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher New York The Century Company Company 1912
Illustrator Ruth M. Hallock
Seller ID 1182
8vo. 568 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover with paper illustration on front board of a collector examining an item. Very light shelfwear consisting of some rubbing to cloth at spine ends and a shallow ding to front board near mid-spine. Very light foxing to endpapers otherwise internally very clean and unmarked. Color frontis illustration of Ruth M. Hallock's The Band Box Shop. Illustrated throughout text with 80 black and white photos and numerous line drawings. Chapters: Staffordshire Lanes, Blue Staffordshire High Road, Unbeaten Paths in Staffordshire, Neglected Corners, Shelf of Earthenware, The Cabinet of Porcelain, Crossed Swords, From Far Cathay, The Prince of Potters, Specializing, Generalizing, In Praise of Cupboards, Chairs and Their Ancestry, Concerning Early Upholstery, Seventeenth Century Ventures, Main Traveled Roads, Chinese Influence, Collecting Old Pianos, The Quest of the Quaint, The Sheen of Old Pewter, Hour-Glass and Sun-Dial. From teapots to pianos, a compendium of collectibles to consider through the author's trained eye. Histories, identification, provenance and collector anecdotes. Black and white llustrations are profuse and wide in subject scope, including pottery, ceramics, stoneware, pewter, figurines, seventeenth and eighteenth century furnishings. Delft, Staffordshire, Bow, Dercy, Dresdin, Berlin, Vienna, armorial china, Wedgwood, cupboards and cabinets, chocolate service, teapots, bookcases, cabinets, pianos and spinets, bandboxes, samplers, sundials, hourglasses and much more. #1182.