Title Hall Marks on Gold and Silver Plate. illustrated with Tables of Annual Date Letters employed in The Assay Offices of England, Scotland and Ireland, and a fac-simile of a copper plate of makers’ marks at Goldsmiths’ Hall. To which is now added, a History of L’Orfevrerie Francaise, with extracts from the statutes, ordinances, etc and twelve plates of French Hall Marks. Fifth edition, revised and considerably augmented.
Publisher London. Bickers & Son. 1875 5th edition.
Seller ID 65475
Tall 8vo. In terra cotta cloth covers with gilt to spine and front with black borders to boards. Arms of the Goldsmiths’ Company in gilt to front. Black endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly bumped at top end. Small marks to boards. Corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges. Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Front hinge slightly cracked. Relevant inserts loose at front and back. A couple of slight separations at gatherings. Else a clean and tight copy. 238pp. With large fold out plate at front. Tables and illustrations in text. Covers hall marks on gold and silver plate from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. From the library of Alfred Pope, one of the founders of the Eldridge Pope Brewery, friend of Thomas Hardy and twice Mayor of Dorchester.
COLLECTING WILLIAM CHAFFERS, Hall Marks, Gold, Silver, Plate, Tables, Annual Date Letters, Assay Offices, England, Scotland, Ireland, Goldsmiths, L’Orfevrerie Francaise, French Hall Marks, Fifth edition, augmented, Alfred Pope, Dorchester,