The Country Life Collector's Pocket Book
by G. Bernard Hughes, Illustrations by Therle Hughes
Country Life, Hamlyn, 1976, b/w illustrations in text, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0600430553
Near Fine Condition, book has minor rubbing, edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has mild edge and shelf wear with age-toning, sunned spine
'This book is intended to be a helpful and handy-sized guide and reference book for the man or woman who is interested in antiques and who possibly collects one or more items; particularly the beginner-collector, who may be wondering where to start.
With a minimum of words and over 800 drawings Bernard and Therle Hughes cover the essential facts in an immensely wide range of items. In Furniture, for example, they detail the materials and types of ornament that give clues to dating and quality, then consider individual articles through their changing phases. Further chapters cover the associated subjects of Long-case Clocks, Barometers, Tea-chests and Caddies and Papier Mache. In Ceramics they detail some forty different wares and fifty types of ornament and name and date many potters' marks including over a hundred initials used in the 19th century...'