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History of Old Sheffield Plate Being an Account of the Origin, Growth, and Decay of the Industry and of the Antique Silver and White or Britannia Metal Trade with Chronological Lists of makers' Marks and Numerous Illustrations of Specimens

by Badbury, Frederick

Condition: Very Good /Very Good


Sheffield: J. W. Northend Limited. Blue Cloth. xiiipp; 539pp. A lovely copy being a facsimile of the original 1912 first edition. Numerous illustrations throughout support the text. Bound in blue cloth boards with gilt decorative design and central vignette to the front board and decorative titling to the spine. Bump to the tail of the spine and light bumps to both lower corners and slightly to the tail of the rear board. One other corner slightly bumped. Light foxing to the front end paper. Fresh and clean. Originaal dust wrapper not price clipped. Light shelf wear with a little creasing to the head and tail of the spine of the wrapper and over a couple of corners. There is a slight nik to the wrapper over the top front corner and to the head of the rear panel - now expertly repaired. No loss. A lovely, bright tight clean copy. . Very Good. 1968. Reprint.


  • Bookseller: Trumpington Fine Books Limited GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 221176
  • Title: History of Old Sheffield Plate Being an Account of the Origin, Growth, and Decay of the Industry and of the Antique Silver and White or Britannia Metal Trade with Chronological Lists of makers' Marks and Numerous Illustrations of Specimens
  • Author: Badbury, Frederick
  • Format/binding:Blue Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J. W. Northend Limited
  • Place: Sheffield
  • Date published: 1968

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