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OLD ENGLISH DRINKING GLASSES
Francis, Grant R.

OLD ENGLISH DRINKING GLASSES

Their Chronology and Sequence. Herbert Jenkins 1926.
4to. xxxiii + 222pp. 385 ills. on 72 plates, 8 additional plates (only present in this edition). E.ps. lightly browned, original gilt lettered vellum backed cloth, very minor soiling to spine sl. creased to head, t.e.g. No. 68 of a Signed Limited Edition of 100 de Luxe Copies. Standard work. “Eighteenth Century drinking glasses possess an interest to the collector which yields nothing in intensity to that which is afforded by china, furniture, old silver ... the cult of collecting old English glasses offers at once a field for study and for information on a typical British industry, and a prospect of profitable investment for the future, which will well repay those who approach it with knowledge and foresight ...” Introduction.
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