0955421748 Loose Chippings Books, 2008. Hard cover, first edition; signed by author Richard Russell on title page. VG condition in VG dust jacket; a nice clean copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Hart's workshop in Chipping Campden - the sole survivor of C. R. Ashbee's Arts and Crafts Guild of Handicraft - evokes visions of its century-old origins so strongly that the casual visitor may think he has arrived in a museum. But the truth is that the eyes of the third and fourth generations of the Hart family, who now practise their craft here, are very firmly set on the future. The craftsmanship evident in the pieces of gold, silver, bronze and, these days, jewellery, which they create is, in many ways, timeless; but these precious objects could scarcely be made by hands which did not have a century of experience behind them. This book is a celebration of that hundred years experience as well as a glimpse into the future. With plenty of detailed history of the family and the business, the book will appeal to anyone who would like an insight into the creation of silverware with a worldwide reputation.
About the Author: Richard Russell became a printer as a boy in the Marlborough College Press, which was steeped in the Arts and Crafts tradition as a result of William Morris having been at the school. Morris has been his hero ever since. A large part of Richard's career was with the University Press, Oxford. He has lived locally for fifty years, having married into a Cotswold farming family.
Title: The Harts of Chipping Campden
Publisher: Loose Chippings Books
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Loose Chippings Books, Chipping Campden, 2008. 1st Edition. Signed by author on title page and on the half-title page by the 4 silversmiths in the workshop, 2008, David, William and Julian Hart and Derek Elliott. With colour and B&W illustrations. A very nice copy in tight binding. Slight creasing at bottom of dust jacket rear panel. Used - Very Good. SIGNED COPY VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS226323I
Book Description Loose Chippings Books, Chipping Campden, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Virtually as new in a mint jacket. Previous owner's blind stamp on front endpaper. Signed on the title page by the author and on half-title by Julian, David & william Hart, and Derek Elliot. xiv, 98 pp. illustrated. Centenary Exhibition catalogue (2008) loosely inserted.A very nice fully signed copy. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # G&B0200
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007336639