209. Greene, Vivien: Family Dolls’ Houses
London: G. Bell & Sons, 1973. First Edition. Dust jacket. 31 inherited dolls houses are described in five main sections – 18th century, early 19th century, mid nineteenth century, late nineteenth century, and strangers.
331. Rush, James: A Beilby Odyssey
Olney: Nelson & Saunders, 1987. A history of William Beilby, a superb handpainter of glassware in Newcastle upon Tyne during the latter part of the eighteenth century. This well- illustrated book is based on further intensive research after publication of previous volume “The Ingenious Beilbys”. Condition – very good. Price-clipped dustjacket – good.
332. Cera, Deanna Farneti: The Jewels of Miriam Haskell
Woodbridge: Antique Collector’s Club, 1997. The story of Miriam Haskell the person and Miriam Haskell the prestigious house of costume jewellery. Over 200 pages containing photographs of 200 examples illustrating the changing world of fashion during the twentieth century. Condition – very good. Cellophane covered dustjacket
336. Carter, Tina M.: Teapots – the collector’s guide
New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1998. Examination of the range of teapot types and designs in expert detail. Includes information on teapot accessories. Well illustrated.Condition – excellent, dustjacket – very good.
NEW BOOK BY LOCAL AUTHOR
A Kiss of Rocking Horses - Directory of British Rocking Horse Makers (pre-1950).
The most comprehensive listing of all known British Rocking Horse Makers, over one hundred and fifty in all. Each maker is listed alphabetically and, where known, the social background of each firm is reported on as well as the range of products that the firm produced.
The book aims to help the reader identify and name any model of British Rocking Horse by means of over 720 colour and black and white pictures and illustrations, spread throughout the 520 pages of the book.
ISBN 978 0 9560326 0 7