Pewter Work Pitman's Craft For All Series F. R. Smith 1st Edn 1930 Art Nouveau metalwork decorative arts and crafts vintage antique book
Vintage 1920s / 1930s book - Arts and Crafts / decorative objects / metal work
Pitman's Craft For All Series
F. R. Smith F.R.S.A.
Published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd, London (UK)
First Edition 1930
Hardback - beige paper-covered boards with green spine - 113 pages plus advertisements
Illustrated with black and white drawings. Frontispiece in colour
Dimensions approx. 5" x 7.5" (approx. 12.5cm x 19cm)
Highly informative book dealing with various aspects of pewter work. Published in 1930, the projects featured here have been heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and are markedly Art Nouveau in style
Chapter headings include: Tools and Materials, Methods of Working, Development, Application, Thick Pewter Work, Fitting, Bowl Forms, Casting
A fabulous little book - useful for anyone who has an interest in the decorative arts of this period, or who wishes to work in pewter themselves
In good condition. A few marks/scuffs etc to cover, with a little bit of grubbiness around the edges. Paper on back cover has started to peel but could be easily glued back if required. Bottom corner (near spine) is bumped. Spine is a bit faded/scuffed. General age discolouration to internal pages. Ink inscription (previous owner's name) inside front cover. Last few pages (adverts) have some rippling as well as very small tears at the bottom (along the spine). Otherwise good. Binding is tight. All the other internal pages are clean and free from stains, tears and annotations
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