Excerpt from The A B C of Collecting Old English Pottery The desire expressed by many collectors that my various articles on collecting Old Pottery should be embodied in a book is responsible for the appearance of this volume, which will be followed by a new edition of the ABC of Collecting Old China, by the same publishers. The China Book had a marvellous success, less than ten thousand being sold in about ten months. This encourages the hope that this Pottery Book will meet with many friends to whom the pleasure and profit of collecting are relaxation, recreation, pure enjoyment, and more. As Cowper says: - Variety's the very spice of life That gives it all its flavour. Variety and change of occupation can be secured by collecting, and object is more worthy of the attention of collectors than Old Pottery. For those who possess pottery, and for those, too, who wish to learn about it, much information and many illustrations have been gathered together. The sketches may t be fine; they will nevertheless be instructive, and they are freely distributed in the text. The thirty-two pages of half-tone blocks include the later cottage pottery, which needs description. Throughout, tes are given on values, and an Appendix furnishes reliable information as to Auction Prices. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.