Cook, Peter.: The Antique Buyer's Handbook 2 for Australia.
Book Number: 22559
Reed Sydney 1990 Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side jacket, light creasing first two pages. 221 pp. The second book in the Antique Buyer's Handbook series. Covers a much more comprehensive range of items including many Australian pieces. Shows how to identify period by style, how to discriminate between the old and the rare, what to look for when dating and assessing a piece, its origin and evolution, why two similar items can vary in value. Very readable with an extensive glossary and appendices - thus ideal for both the beginner and the more experienced collector of antiques.