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1994 cover scanned from my private collection


  • The Origins of English Brass
  • Founders, Braziers and Coppersmiths
  • Rise of the Birmingham Industry
  • Utility and Ornament
  • Glossary of Brasses and Related Copper Alloys
  • Further Reading and Places to Visit

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Brass and Brassware, Book No. 311
Author/Designer: David J Eveleigh
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1995
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0747802742

SUMMARY- All interior photographs are black-and-white. You get a general history of English brass and a surprising variety of items cast in brass. The glossary of brasses and related copper alloys was particularly interesting - always good to know what to call something.

I love that they always give you a list of further reading and places you can visit to help satisfy your curiosity on the subject. If I were ever able to take a real vacation, I would do it with a handful of these books in hand!