New in New jacket. Lang: -English, Pages 208. It is the reprint edition of the original edition which was published long back (1923). The book is printed in black on high quality paper with Matt Laminated colored dust cover. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. We tried to manage the best possible copy but in some cases, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or with black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. Print on Demand.
1st Ed. Sm. 4to. x + 183pp. + [i]. Frontis., 106 b/w. ills., folding map. Ex. -Ipswich Public lib. with large label to front pastedown ink stamp to verso of t.p. and several sm. marginal ink stamps throughout, e. ps. lightly browned, original silver lettered cloth with silver lettering and silver glass device to upper board, cloth sl. rubbed, spine lightly faded, t.e.g. A history of the craft from its commencement in the country down to the War, by the head of Messrs. Powell, of the Whitefriar works, London. A chapter is devoted to each of the chief branches of glass-making. Anyone interested in the history of glassmaking in the nations' capital will be more than familiar with the above, one of the three key works on the topic; the others being and Bowles' History of Vauxhall and Ratcliff Glass Houses and Their Owners, 1670-1800 (1926).
Very Good. This specific hardback book is in very good condition with some minor wear to the cover or edges and corners but with a hard board cover that has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased but for the previous owner's information written on the first blank end page. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; This is the original 1923 publication of this book.; 4to 11"-13" tall; 183 pages.
Good. No dust jacket. corners are bumped, spine has small hole in cloth just under letterng. silver gilt lettering and design. 183p 29cm. Original brown buckram front board and spine stamped in silver. Top edge gilt. From the introduction: POSTSCRIPT IT is with deep regret that the publishers announce that the author did not live either to see his book published or to witness the transference of the glasshouse, which was the centre of his life's labour, to a new locality; the old Whitefriars Works, which for more than two centuries rested under the shadow of St Paul's, having now been removed to Wealdstone, Harrow. Mr Harry Powell's whole attention was focused upon the craft of glass-making as an English fine art and it was one of the regrets of his later years to note the passing of the old-time craftsman. Modern conditions of education and industry call for new methods of training, and with this end in view it was decided to remove the glasshouse to more healthy surroundings, to take advantage of the latest developments in the science of glass-melting, and to provide adequate means for the systematic training of young men in the craft. These plans have now materialised and although, as the Lord Mayor pointed out at a farewell visit to the old works, London has lost one of its ancient landmarks, it is to be hoped that the craft of glass-making will benefit by the change. January 1923.
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