Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Quarto. 318pp, Original photo-illustrated tan dust jacket with black, white & tan lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Black cloth boards with grey writing on cover and spine. Photo illustrated title page (frontispiece). Contents of front and back flaps are reproduced on the front and back end papers.
This presentational copy, courtesy of Schiffer Publishing, takes an in-depth look at the graphics found on varieties of children's alphabet ware (tableware) and the histories of the firms who made them. Organized in alphabetical format, each alpha letter talks specifically about themes starting with that letter; A is for Americana, B is for bottle ovens, C is for Commercialism etc... The initial text section contains a history, followed by an extensive section of color photographic reproductions of the pieces, concluding with the section of appendices, bibliography and Index. A must have for any tableware collector.
Very minor scratching on dust jacket. Binding with minor scratches and smudges. Lightly bumped along the bottom edge of the front cover. Dj in near fine, binding in very good+, and interior in near fine condition overall. vg+ to near fine. Item #44401