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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 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:Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 091683817X. Black and white...Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 091683817X. Black and white photographs throughout. First edition. Fine in a near fine, price clipped dust jacket.
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:Good. 091683817X Expect shipment delays from Winter Storm Ion ...Good. 091683817X Expect shipment delays from Winter Storm Ion (even if you did not experience snow). Used book, in good condition |No supplements | Normal wear to cover and spine | Page markings | Inventory sticker present | Satisfaction guaranteed!
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.
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