Doulton Potteries English Ceramic Works c. 1893 World's Fair promo bookletBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Vintage Advertising, Ephemera, Illustrated Books, Pottery, Royal Doulton).
A Sketch of the Doulton Potteries.
Published c. 1893, Lambeth, England by Doulton & Co.
40 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Appears to be tied with (distributed at?) the Columbian World's Fair held in 1893 Chicago.
Publisher's pictorial card stock wrappers, gilt title lettering, four photogravure plates. At rear is affixed a related tissue paper leaflet mentioning Columbus.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, paper covers brittle with small chipping and a couple short closed edge splits (archival tape), mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this scarce 19th century pottery factory promo booklet survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 4 3/4" W.