New York: Stockton Press, 1989. First American edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (11 x 8"). 728pp. 824pp. Original half dark blue cloth over light blue cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Ribbon markerin each volume. Set housed in its original marbled paper covered slipcase.
First published in Great Britain in 1989, Robin Reilly's massive and highly acclaimed two-volume history of the Wedgwood firm and its production provides a clear narrative chronology of the firm and its principal products.
Vol.I. covers Josiah Wedgwood and his work including antecedents and apprenticeship 1730-1759, the foundations 1759-1768, the great partnership 1768-1780 and last achievements 1781-1795. It also looks at Wedgwood ware from 1759-1795.
Vol.II. entails the successors and modern production.
This work is profusely illustrated throughout with full page color and in-text color and b/w plates.
Slipcase, bindings and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #42602