Book "The Art of the Old English Potter": By L.M. Solon. 1883
Dimensions: 42 x 31 cm (16.5inches x 12inches)
Read Solon's own story of his passion for collecting old English Pottery, a fascinating read for any scholar/collector/lover of ceramics.
The book is dedicated by the genius Minton Ceramicist, L.M.Solon to the owner of Minton & Co, Colin Minton Campbell, "TO WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO PROMOTE THE IMPROVEMENT OF POTTERY IN ENGLAND, THE WORLD AT LARGE WILL BEAR TESTIMONY: IF THE AUTHOR OF THIS IMPERFECT ESSAY PRESUMES TO DEDICATE IT TO YOU, IT IS ONLY AS A TRIBUTE OF PERSONAL RESPECT, AND AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT, HOWEVER INADEQUATE, OF MANY FAVOURS RECEIVED AT YOUR HANDS."
Published: London: Bemrose and Sons, 1883.
Inside cover reads "This edition of the "Art of the Old English Potter," is limited to ten copies printed Japan Paper "before letter" and two hundred & fifty Copies "with letters" No.60."
Signed in ink 'Bemrose & Sons".
214 pages. . Beautiful etchings by Solon of his own pottery collection, of jugs, loving cups, plates, teapots, etc.