Very Good / Very Good. Item #7120
Hofheim am Taunus: H. Schmidt and C. Günther, [c.1980]. Reprint Edition of Third Expanded and Illustration Edition, originally published between 1922 and 1928 in Frankfurt and Berlin. Octavo; Vol I Germany A-C xxxv + 338pp; Vol II Germany D- M xi + 405pp; Vol III Germany N-Z xii + 429pp; Vol IV [see countries below] xvii + 821pp. Entirely in German.
B&W reproductions of makers' stamps and photographs of key details, features and vessels throughout the four volumes. Vol I: 30 plates, 9 illustrations embedded in text, and 1166 stamp reproductions; Vol II: 40 plates and 1517 stamp reproductions; Vol III: 27 plates, 1 illustration embedded in text, and 914 stamp reproductions; Vol IV: 117 plates, about 130 illustrations embedded in text; and 477 stamp reproductions. Cream dust jackets. Prussian blue cloth with gilt spine lettering.
Dust jackets very good, with only slight signs of handling: small stain and scuff mark on Vol I; closed tears on front of Vols II and III; closed nick on back of Vol IV. Bindings absolutely clean, nearly as new. Textblocks unmarred and unmarked, with only the faintest signs of foxing to top edges of textblocks.
This exhaustive and authoritative survey of goldsmiths' marks codifies those from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Memel Territory (Klaipeda Region), Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Slavic States, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Yugoslavia—with a final section on ancient goldsmiths' stamps and regional features associated with Byzantium.