Newport: Johns. hardcover. With 185 illustrations including 42 in color. 176pp. Large 4to, gilt-stamped full green leather (spine and extremities somewhat worn but solid and attractive with small repairs at tips); uncut edges, top edge green. Newport, England: R.H. Johns, (1948). A very good copy of this uncommon book, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. Very good. very good.
Finely printed on heavy paper. An account of the short-lived Welsh porcelain firm started in 1813 by William Billingsley and Samuel Walker. Studies the characteristic decorations of birds, flowers and landscapes by Thomas Pardoe and the later decorators based in London. Supplement One is provided in facsimile at rear.