Teapots and Tea
Price: 32.40 USD
Newport, Mon, England: The Ceramic Book Company, 1957. Orange library buckram with spine title. xv, 135 pp., followed by 67 pages containing over 200 bw plates, in addition to 10 color plates. Wow, what a comprehensive and detailed presentation. A most useful reference. 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. Limited to 1000 copies. VG+ internally but for ex-lib. stamp on title page, acknowlegments page, and on page bottoms (when closed). Covers have call number at spine bottom, and binding is bumped at head and split 1" at tail front gutter.