NY: Vendome Press, 1986. Hardcover. Black cloth boards with gilt stamped design on front cover, gilt lettering on spine, dark green pictorial dust jacket. 311 pp. 95+ mostly bw illus. VG-/VG- (light foxing to upper block, light wear, scuffs & scratches to DJ edges). Item #29549
The introductory chapters trace the growth of the collection and survey the development of the principal types of vessels and implements, their stylistic evolution, significance and geographical distribution. Each of the ninety-five pieces is catalogued by country and each section is prefaced by a short account of the historical and local background. Also includes biographical notes on all makers whose works are in the collection and an index of marks (paraphrased from the DJ).