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This definitive book on early domestic brass objects covers andirons, candlesticks, fireplace accessories, kettles, tobacco boxes and more. ...Show synopsisThis definitive book on early domestic brass objects covers andirons, candlesticks, fireplace accessories, kettles, tobacco boxes and more. Variations in styles are fully illustrated and the 18th-century method of casting brass, variations in construction methods, and the identification of old copies and fakes are discussed. An 18th-century brassmaker's catalog is reproduced.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good in Fine jacket. West Chester, PA; 1978. 091683817X....Very Good in Fine jacket. West Chester, PA; 1978. 091683817X. Brown cloth covered boards with gold titles; minimal edge wear; jacket is lightly worn; 4to-over 9 3/4"-12" Tall; illustrated throughout; Interior clean and unmarked; 447 pages. Additional shipping charges may be requested for International or expedited orders.
Description:Very Good in J Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall First edition,...Very Good in J Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall First edition, 1978. Exhaustive work on brass, focusing on household implements such as andirons, candle holder, fire tools, kitchenware, etc., with sections on scientific instruments and occupational tools as well. Illustrated throughout. Brown glossy hardcover printed in gilt, illustrated endpapers, 447 pages, illustrated dustjacket. Light shelfwear, mainly a bit of rubbing to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has some shelf rubbing and foxing, a few small chips and closed tears, little paper loss.
Description:Very Good in J Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall First...Very Good in J Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall First edition . Brown glazed cloth printed in gilt, decorative endpapers, 447 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book is in very good condition with a firm binding, no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is priceclipped and has a couple of very short closed tears to the edges of the rear panel, no chips.
Description:New. English. This is the definitive book about brass objects....New. English. This is the definitive book about brass objects. Large sections are devoted to andirons, candlesticks, fireplace accessories, kettles and tobacco boxes. There are useful dating charts for andirons and candlesticks. Each of these sections is more complete than any previous volume, and could have been published as a separate book. Smaller sections include horse brasses, scientific and occupational instruments, and table wares. The development of artistic styles in brass are fully illustrated and explained in their historical context. The accompanying text explains the composition of brass, eighteenth century method of sand casting, and ways to identify old copies and fakes. A fascinating eighteenth century brass-makers catalog is reproduced in its entirety at the end of the book. Unusual brass items from many private collections, museums and antiques dealers are presented and compared. Very few of these items have ever been published before. Index 8 1/2" x 11" 1247 photos.
Description:Illustrated by Many b/w illustrations. 0-916838-17-X. Hardcover...Illustrated by Many b/w illustrations. 0-916838-17-X. Hardcover. Minor shelf wear. Clean, tight copy. Near fine/NF dj.; Definitive study of object made of brass. Dating charts, section of occupational and table wear. Many illustrations.; Quarto; 447 pp. pages; Dust cover in mylar jacket.
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