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PLATE GLASS BOOK ...
The plate-glass-book, consisting of the following authentic tables: I. The glass-house table; shewing the value of the rough-plate, ... II. The value of any looking glass finished, ... III. The prices of grinding, ... IV. The value of a looking glass when accidentally broken or designedly divided. V. Shewing the marks of plate-glass, ... To which is prefixed, an explanation ... and a preface, ... With some observations concerning the nature and antiquity of glass ... By a glass-house clerk. A new edition, corrected. To which is added, The complete appraiser, consisting of ninety-odd tables, with instructions for valuing of kitchen and household furniture, &c. &c.
London: printed for W. Owen; J. F. and C. Rivington; T. and W. Lowndes; S. Bladon, G. Robinson and R. Baldwin; J. Johnson; and I. Taylor, 1784.
xxvii, [1], 156, vi, 82 p. : tables ; 20.0 cm. (long 8º)

First published with The compleat appraiser in 1757. The latter, containing information on metal-ware and textiles, has separate pagination, register, and a special title-page dated 1783 describing it as 'By an Eminent Broker, lately deceased. The Fifth Edition, greatly improved.' Gathered in fours, with horizontal chain lines and the watermarks at the middle fore-edge of leaves 3 and 4. ESTC t110176.

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, gilt-ruled spine.

Reference Number 3054


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