London: NP, 1929. Hardcover. Small folio. Unpaginated catalogue + 81 plates. 3/4 vellum over blue buckram boards. Gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Tope edge gilt. Pages uncut. Decorative blue endpapers. The book is a catalog for the exhibition of Old English silver work and other decorative objects, organized by Philip Sassoon in March of 1929, to benefit the Royal North Hospital in London. The catalog consists of a total of 880 individual items listed, ranging from the 14th-18th centuries, and a section of 81 b/w plates of photographic reproductions, illustrating many of the objects. These items were lent to the exhibition from a wide variety of private collection, including English nobility and aristocracy. Some pieces were from the Queen and the royal family. Preceding the plates section is a four page alphabetical index listing the originating collections of the objects.
Binding with some light scratches, smudges, and water stains. Light bumping to extremities, including the top edge of the front cover. Interior with light age toning to the edges of some pages throughout. Book block tight. Binding in very good-, interior in very good+ condition overall. vg- to vg+. Item #44238