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Auction: The Birmingham Assay Office Library
was auctioned on: 26 March 2020
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Glass.- Chance Bros. & Co., Glass Makers of Birmingham. Designs for Ornamental Glass..., trade catalogue, 46 lithographed plates, some hand-coloured, Birmingham, 1847 & others, glass (7)

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Estimate: £300 - £400
ca. US$390 - US$521
Price realised:  n. a.
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Glass.- Chance Brothers & Co., Glass Makers of Birmingham. Designs for Ornamental Glass..., trade catalogue, lithographed throughout with calligraphic title, index, 2 ff. of text and 199 designs on 46 plates only (of 200 on 47, no image 37, pencilled note indicates probably missing), 15 hand-coloured or partly so, 2 folding, with quotation for a supply of glass dated 1901 loosely inserted, soiled, Birmingham, 1847 § Franks (A.W.) A Book of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, 112 hand-coloured plates, 1849 § Drake (Maurice) A History of English Glass-Painting, printed in blue and black, plates, original boards, uncut, 1912, the first two original cloth, rebacked, the first preserving original spine, all rubbed; and 4 others on glass-making and stained glass, v.s. (7) ⁂ The first is rare. It is one of several trade catalogues of ecclesiastical and secular windows issued by Chance Bros. but this is the earliest one we can trace; all others recorded date from the 1850s and '60s.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: The Birmingham Assay Office Library
Date of the auction: 26 Mar 2020
Address: Forum Auctions
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SW8 4LP London
United Kingdom
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