New Sale! CULME – Directory of Gold & Silversmiths...1838-1914

CULME – The Directory of Gold & Silversmiths... 1838-1914


£ 295.00

The monumental and immensely useful reference work, long out of print.

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Two volumes. Boards, dust jackets, vol I 504 pages, 28 figs plus 9 pages of other illustrations, vol II 309 pages, photographic illustrations of makers stamps throughout. Antique Collectors Club, 1987.

One of the best books ever issued by the publishers, the photographic details of makers stamps (over 12,000) making the work absolutely indispensable, especially when using the book covering the same period by Priestley which is far less reliable. Add to this the detailed and truly impressively referenced biographies (around 4,000) of many of the different makers and firms, and you have a work that is without peer in the horological world since the works of G H Baillie. John Culme, who joined Sothebys in 1964 as a porter and ended up a Director, deserves all our thanks and much praise.

Past owner's name on endpaper, otherwise almost as new and, unlike my own copy, hardly ever opened.