Teapots and Tea
Price: 62.10 USD
Newport, Mon, England: The Ceramic Book Company, 1957. Red cloth with gilt title. xv, 135 pp., followed by 67 pages containing over 200 bw plates, in addition to 10 color plates. Inscribed twice (see comments). Wow, what a comprehensive and detailed presentation. A most useful reference. Includes information on the origin of teapots, the Dutch Fathers of English Teapots, the developments of the styles of both the pottery and porcelain eras, tea equipage; the origin and literature of tea in Europe; tea in England; tea's many names; the "other" histories of tea; and scientific analyses of various porcelains. The first inscription is to Mr. and Mrs. Horton Foote, but the inscriber's name is unreadable. Horton Foote was a Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright and, together with his wife and daughter, Daisy, a serious collector of antiques. The Footes, in their collecting, became friends with New England antiques specialists, Roger and Reggie Bacon and Roger's wife, Ruth. The second inscription is from Horton to Roger and Ruth Bacon. (No dates for either inscription). Limited to 1000 copies. VG+ internally but for foxing on ffep, bfep, and title page. Inscribed, not by author. Covers VG- (slightly faded at top).