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by Barton, K. J

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket

South Brunswick NJ: A. S. Barnes. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1975. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0498017133; Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; 8-3/4" Tall, 150pp. Gray boards, bright gold spine lettering. ANTIQUES. "The history of the development of pottery from early times until the eighteenth century when porcelain was introduced. Barton discusses the actual making of pottery from hand work through semi mechanical to wholly mechanical means and considers such methods as coiling, throwing, slabbing, and casting. Decorative techniques, clays and glazes, functional and purely decorative ware, methods of firing and kiln development, varieties of style and the influence of other cultures together with a consideration of the different imported wares and exportation of English wares to the colonies are examples of the many interesting topics covered. " Twelve b/w Plates. Fifteen illustrations in the text. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Note of interest: The subtitle within the book gives the date 1750, whereas the date on the DJ is listed as 1730. .


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