The Connoisseur Year Book 1954, edited and compiled by L.G.G. Ramsey, F.S.A.
Published by the National Magazine Co. Ltd., London. Dimensions : 310mm x 235mm x 15mm. Weight : 1.070kg net. Condition : Good.
The Connoisseur Year Book 1954, published by the National Magazine Co. Ltd., 28-30, Grosvenor Gardens, London, S.W.1. Price 1 guinea in Great Britain. Printed by Sun Printers Limited, London and Watford. Bound by Hazell, Watson and Viney Limited Aylesbury and London.
Dimensions : 310mm x 235mm x 15mm.
folio, 118 high gloss numbered pages, preceeded by "High Quality" advertising pI to pXXXVIII followed by "High Quality" advertising pXLI to pXLVIII. Many black and white and colour photographic plates.
Condition/Notes : DJ : Quite good. The front DJ has wear to edges, two 20mm vertical tears on top edge, tears to lower edge, some marking to face. Back DJ has wear and tears to edges, marking and usage to face. DJ spine is quite good with wear to top and tail and sunning. Front DJ fold has summary, light wear, price marked 21s. 0d. Net ($4.00 in the U.S.A.). "For full list of contents please see page XXXIX". Back DJ fold is blank with wear to top edge. Front blue linen board is quite good with light wear to edges and spotting to face. Gilt title. Back board light wear and some marking to face. Spine with wear top and tail and some marking. No lettering. Front paste-down blank off-white; facing e/p likewise. Verso blank. Advertisements commence with The Antique Porcelain Co. Ltd. pI and end with John Sparks Ltd. Chinese Works of Art pXXXVIII. Contents follows pXXXIX; verso Advertisement for Spink & Son Ltd., pXL. Houghton Hall follows commencing main volume p3 with coloured plate facing "The Green State Bedroom at Houghton Hall". The following pages are very good with very good illustrations. Light marking on p35. Binding quite tight. Fully intact. Back e/p with full publishing and printing details. Blank paste-down. Light dusting to edges. A very interesting high quality volume. Please view the images below :
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