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Seller: ancientgifts (4,184) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122235673181 An Illustrated Dictionary of Ceramics: Defining 3,054 Terms Relating to Wares, Materials, Processes, Styles, Patterns, and Shapes from Antiquity to the Present Day by George Savage, Harold Newman, and John Cushion. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: Von Nostrand Reinhold (1974). Pages: 319. Size: 10 x 7 x 1¼ inches; 2½ pounds. Summary: An essential reference work for collectors, dealers, and all those interested in ceramics, this dictionary embraces the vast range of ceramic types and terminology from antiquity to the present day. With over 3,000 descriptive definitions and cross-references and over 600 illustrations, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the world of ceramics, from the humble brick to the most exquisite porcelain. Specialized words and phrases, frequently encountered in catalogs and not always accurately used, are lucidly explained, together with many foreign terms – Chinese, French, German, Italian – which are often used when referring specifically to the wares of a particular dynasty or factory. The dictionary proper is concerned with the physical nature of pottery and porcelain – materials, processes, types, decorative patterns and styles – and with periods, dynasties, and general categories of wares. Of especial value are the color plates, bringing out such features as the subtle tones of a celadon glaze and the characteristic palette of the Chinese familles, which cannot be conveyed by any other means. An introductory list of principal English and Continental factories, their dates, marks, and the personalities associated with them, compiled by John Cushion, of the Department of Ceramics, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, provides a master reference for the proper names mentioned incidentally in the dictionary and completes a book invaluable both for reference and leisure reading. CONDITION: GOOD. Very clean but EX-LIBRARY hardcover with dustjacket in mylar sleeve. Von Nostrand Reinhold (1974) 319 pages. Ex-library but very clean and lightly read. Inside you'll find the remains of a paper card pocket which was removed from the first free page (the first unprinted page inside the book). There's also a red "discard" stamp on the same page, and a catalog notation on the copyright page. Otherwise the inside of the book is unmarked. The book looks like it was read once, perhaps twice, by readers with a very "gentle touch". Inside the pages are clean, crisp, unmarked (other than as described previously), unmutilated, tightly bound, and only lightly read. From the outside the book is almost perfect except of course there is a library call tag on the dustjacket spine heel, and library identifying stamps on the top and bottom surfaces of the closed page edges. The library stamps are not visible of course on individual opened pages, only to the mass of closed page edges (sometimes referred to as the "page block). The dustjacket may be slightly yellowed, but otherwise it is perfect, seemingly always encased in a protective mylar sleeve (as is customary with library owned books). Note that the dustjacket is taped to the inside of the covers (as is customary with retired library books). Beneath the dustjacket the covers evidence only very faint edge and corner shelfwear, but no blemishes other than simple faint edge wear (no bumped or crushed corners, no cardboard substrate showing, etc.). Given the fact the book has been retired from a library it might lack the "sex appeal" of a "shelf trophy". Nonetheless for those not concerned with whether the book will or will not enhance their social status or intellectual reputation, it is an otherwise clean and only lightly read copy of a rather difficult to find (in superior condition) title. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8348.1a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: A reference for collectors, dealers and all those interested in ceramics, embracing the vast range of ceramic types and terminology, from antiquity to the present day. It is also concerned with the physical nature of pottery and porcelain, as with periods, dynasties and general categories of wares. REVIEW: Savage was an acclaimed writer on ceramics and the decorative arts. The late Harold Newman was a lawyer and author of four dictionaries in the field of decorative arts. Cushion formerly of the Department of Ceramics, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. REVIEW: George Savage was the author of “Porcelain Through the Ages” and many other books on porcelain and the decorative arts. Harold Newman wrote the companion volumes “An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass”,” An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry”, and “An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware”. REVIEW: George Savage was the author of “Porcelain through the Ages”, “Pottery through the Ages”, and books on 18th century English, French and German porcelain and on the decorative arts. He was also a contributor to leading art and antiques journals. REVIEW: Harold Newman was a well-known collector of veilleuses and wrote the standard work on the subject. He contributed various articles on ceramic topics to “Apollo”, “The Connoisseur”, “The Antique Collector”, “The Collector’s Guide”, and “Antiques”. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: An essential reference work for collectors, dealers, and potters, this dictionary embraces the vast range of ceramic types and terminology from antiquity to the present day. It provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the world of ceramics, from the humble brick to the most exquisite porcelain. Specialized words and phrases are lucidly explained, together with many foreign terms. The dictionary proper is concerned with the physical nature of pottery and porcelain--materials, processes, types, decorative patterns, and styles--and with periods, dynasties, and general categories of wares. An introductory list of the principal English and Continental factories, their dates, marks, and the personalities associated with them, provides a master reference for proper names and completes an invaluable book. REVIEW: This dictionary is concerned with the physical nature of pottery and porcelain - materials, processes, types, decorative patterns and styles - and with periods, dynasties and general categories of wares. Defines 3054 terms, both English and foreign, related to wares, materials, processes, styles, patterns, and shapes from antiquity to the present day. A list of the principal European factories and their marks, 626 illustrations, 24 in color. REVIEW: Concise entries and numerous photographs survey the evolution of ceramics production since ancient times. Highly recommended! REVIEW: Recommended to collectors of pottery of all kinds…an excellent summary of its subject. [Country Life]. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is quite the best specialist dictionary for collectors and dealers, and for translators like myself, checking that the English expression means what we hope. But there is a danger. Look up one expression and you find yourself reading several other entries as well, just for the fun of it. A most entertaining and erudite work. I know of nothing else to match it. REVIEW: This book is very useful for learning the different terms when writing a report on a ceramic item at university. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish

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