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    • Publication date:06 Apr 2015
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Miller's Field Guide: Silver

By Judith Miller

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  • £7.99

The antique-buyer's guide to silver in a compact pocket format.

The antique-buyer's guide to silver in a compact pocket format.

Miller's Field Guides are an invaluable resource for collectors when out buying items at antiques shops, auctions or car boot fairs. They provide a fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques. In each book a simple question-and-answer checklist is provided for a wide range of key items, teaching you what to look for as well how to spot a fake or a copy. There are price codes throughout, plus concise information on makers, factories, identifying marks and the factors that affect the value of the piece.

In Silver, antiques expert and bestselling author Judith Miller guides the collector through key silver antique items, be it a teapot, pepper caster, candlestick or serving tray.

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  • ISBN: 9781784720360
  • Publication date: 06 Apr 2015
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Mid-Century Modern

Judith Miller
Authors:
Judith Miller

From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-Century Modern reveals the glory of one of the most exciting periods of design history: the late 1940s to the 1970s. The book explores the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. It features all the iconic designs and designers of the era, with price codes to help value and appraise your mid-century collection. The careers and influence of ground-breaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages. Key pieces (including a number of previously unpublished examples) are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials.

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015

Judith Miller, Mark Hill
Authors:
Judith Miller, Mark Hill

Miller's Collectables Handbook 2014-2015 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market. ­Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece, or why now is the moment to buy Roseville pottery. Meanwhile, in-depth closer look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Judith Miller and Mark Hill compile the guide that no dealer, collector, or auctioneer should be without. Every image is changed every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook is the only full-colour, fully illustrated collectables price guide in the world.Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, character collectables, film and television memorabilia, glass, Inuit art, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games, and vintage fashion.In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item, and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of ­designers and factories give the background ­information you need to help date and value objects.

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Encyclopedia of World Silver Marks

Judith Miller, Duncan Campbell
Authors:
Judith Miller, Duncan Campbell

Designed as the essential reference tool for appraisers, collectors and dealers of silverware, the Encyclopedia is an indispensable guide for anyone researching silver hallmarks, offering clear and wide-ranging reproductions of thousands of hallmarks from more than 60 countries and regions, past and present, on every continent. It is also clearly and logically organized into two volumes for ease of reference: in the first volume are hallmarks listed by visual type and category, fully cross-referenced to information in the second volume on country of origin (in order of importance), centre of assaying or making, date and silver standard marks, special marks such as import/export marks, and selected maker's marks. Vetted by an international team of experts, the Encyclopedia thus helps you to identify silver hallmarks quickly, easily and reliably. It also includes brief historical overviews of hallmarking in each country, a description of the hallmarking process, and a guide to identifying fake and forged marks. Practical, comprehensive and up to date, Miller's Encyclopedia of World Silver Marks is an invaluable aid to identifying silverware from around the world.

Mitchell Beazley

Champagne

Peter Liem
Authors:
Peter Liem

A stunning box set, complete with seven vintage maps in a pull-out drawer.Based on six years of on-the-ground research and unprecedented access to actual Champagne growers, Champagne is the first book to actually describe producers and wines based on their terroir - enlightening readers by showing them exactly where, how, and by whom these great wines are made. Champagne is one of the most iconic, sought-after wines in the world, beloved by serious wine collectors as well as everyday wine drinkers. However, it is also one of the most misunderstood wines out there - obscured by a multimillion-pound marketing industry that makes it difficult for consumers to honestly judge value and understand what they're drinking.Included in the stunning box set are the Louis Larmat vinicultural maps - the only detailed wine maps of the region, which were commissioned by the French government in the mid-1940s and have never appeared in print in English.

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia

Judith Miller
Authors:
Judith Miller
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Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2018-2019

Judith Miller
Authors:
Judith Miller

"Miller's Antiques Price Guide has long been the market leader, offering not just prices but informed tips... Miller's is arguably the only price guide you will ever need." Antiques MagazineMiller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. It has earned the reputation of being the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. It is compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, who selects the guide's 8000-plus featured antiques.Comprehensive sections cover ceramics, furniture, glass, silver and metalwares, jewellery and objets de vertu, clocks and watches, books, Oriental antiques, textiles, toys, decorative arts and Modern Classics. Special features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own valuer. Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects, while special 'Judith Picks' sections give fascinating background and valuation details for particularly interesting or unusual objects.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2018

Hugh Johnson
Authors:
Hugh Johnson
Philip's

Philip's Street Atlas London

A fully revised edition of this mini street atlas of inner London. The street maps of central London are at 7 inches to 1 mile, with the rest of inner London at 3.5 inches to 1 mile. - The most comprehensive mini London street atlas.- Street maps show hundreds of places of interest, tube and rail stations, car parks and postcode boundaries. - Shows the Congestion Charge Zone.- Central London street maps show one-way streets and banned turns. - Tube map. - Comprehensive index includes postcodes, schools, industrial estates, hospitals and sports centres. The maps mark every named street, plus car parks, tube, rail and bus stations, post offices, schools, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship and many other places of interest. There is also a map of the London Underground. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus hundreds of places of interest. Schools, hospitals, railway stations and shopping centres, etc, are highlighted in red, while leisure and entertainment venues such as museums, galleries and sports grounds are shown in blue. Philip's Street Atlas London is suitable for both drivers and pedestrians. For drivers, through-routes are highlighted. One-way streets and restricted turns are clearly displayed along with the Congestion Charge Zone. For pedestrians, tourist sights and attractions are clearly labelled and its compact size fits easily into a briefcase or handbag.

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1001 Songs

Robert Dimery
Authors:
Robert Dimery

From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted songwriters have crafted a cherished body of music that has become part of our lives. Imagine the Fifties without the magical clamor of 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Hound Dog', the Seventies without the anthemic 'Le Freak' and 'Anarchy in the UK' or the Noughties without the leftfield pop of 'Toxic' or 'Crazy'.1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You'll also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way.Fully updated for 2017, this is the ultimate playlist of the most iconic songs of the past century.

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Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format

The new Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format provides over 3000 road names as well as numbers. It also includes a massive selection of 100 indexed town-centre maps, detailed approach maps to 12 major urban areas, plus route-planning maps, a distance table, and a fully comprehensive 43,000-name index.The main road maps are at 1.7 miles to 1 inch (northern Scotland at smaller scales) and are extra clear and detailed, showing even the smallest roads and lanes that are omitted from other atlases. Every roundabout, junction and slip-road is shown in detail on main roads and motorways. In country areas, thousands of individual houses and farms are marked, along with footpaths and tracks. The alpha-numeric grid is based on the National Grid, so that the atlas can be used with GPS systems. In addition, every street in Britain is located on the maps.Over 8000 tourist attractions and places of interest are shown and named on the maps, including national parks, nature reserves, RSPB reserves, TWT reserves, houses and gardens, beaches, marinas, canals, county showgrounds, CCC camping and caravan sites, shopping villages, World Heritage Sites, long-distance footpaths, sporting venues, park and rides, and ferries.The new Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format features unrivalled town and country detail, and is ideal for planning cycle routes as well as for motoring.

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Arts & Crafts

Judith Miller
Authors:
Judith Miller

'...one of the most friendly, easygoing and instructive books on the design movement' Chicago TribuneArts & Crafts is one of the most influential design movements of all time, beginning in the late 19th century and still being explored by designers today. The Arts & Crafts ethos - rejecting mass production and industrialization in favour of individualism, simplicity, honest craftsmanship, respect for materials and good design - had a massive impact on the design of the early 20th century and transformed design sensibilities globally. This invaluable guide covers furniture, ceramics, silver and metalware, glass, textiles, jewellery, books and posters, and includes fascinating profiles of key designers such as William Morris, the Stickleys, Liberty & Co, Tiffany Studios, George Ohr, Rookwood and many more. It comes with a pictorial design directory, price ranges and a wealth of essential information for collectors and anyone wishing to follow William Morris's golden rule of Arts & Crafts: 'Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.'

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In Camera: Perfect Pictures Straight Out of the Camera

Gordon Laing
Authors:
Gordon Laing

With amazing low-light capabilities, incredible definition, intelligent autofocus and a host of other features, digital cameras have now become so powerful that they have left their users behind. Most photographers can take competent shots in a range of conditions, or fix imperfect exposures in Photoshop or Lightroom, but very few have the skill to push their cameras to the limit and capture the perfect shot, under all conditions, with no post-processing required.In Camera is the perfect way to take your photography to that level; to master your camera, understand light, exposure and composition, and make amazing photographs, whatever your camera, without cheating after the event. One hundred of Gordon's beautiful photos are given his own expert commentary; full settings and camera details are included, and a host of tips and tricks let photographers of any level learn something from every example. The shots are taken with a wide range of cameras, and the emphasis is on getting results by improving your own skills, not wasting money on expensive equipment.

Mitchell Beazley

Vintage Fashion & Couture

Kerry Taylor
Authors:
Kerry Taylor

"I thought I knew almost everything about the history of fashion until I met Kerry Taylor. The inside-out knowledge she has of garments will inspire both students and designers to look at fashion with fresh eyes." - Sarah Mower, US Vogue "This beautiful book by Kerry Taylor - the go-to woman for vintage and antique couture - is a treat for collectors and fashion lovers alike." - The Wall Street Journal"Whatever my question about vintage, Kerry Taylor has the answer. Her expertise, knowledge and historical anecdotes have raised the level of interest in this subject hugely." -Lisa Armstrong, Daily Telegraph Named one of Glamour Magazine's "Must-Read Style Books"! Profiled by Vogue and The New York Times and courted by style icons with wardrobes to sell and top designers in search of inspiration, Kerry Taylor is one of the world's leading experts on vintage fashion and couture. In this lavishly illustrated book, Kerry tells the story of a century of fashion through the work of its key design talents and the memorable women who have worn their creations. All the fashion stars are here from Poiret to McQueen via Lanvin, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Madame Grès, Dior, Balenciaga, Mary Quant, Ossie Clark, Vivienne Westwood, Alaïa, and Margiela. For each designer Kerry explores their career through a dazzling range of clothes and accessories, explaining what makes each item so desirable to the collector or wearer of vintage fashion. Each chapter includes at least one 'style icon' whose relationship with fashion has had a lasting impact, including Baba D'Erlanger, Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, Paloma Picasso and Kate Moss. Illustrated with a mix of gorgeous fashion photography plus images from Kerry's own astonishing archive, this book is set to become an invaluable guide for collectors of vintage (whatever their budget) and all those who love fashion.Contents includes...Foreword by Hubert de GivenchyPrologue by Christopher Kane1900sPaul PoiretLucileMariano Fortuny1920sJean PatouJeanne LavinChanel in the Twenties1930sElsa SchiaparelliStyle Icon Wallis SimpsonMadeleine Vionnet - The Architect of Couture1940sThe effects of War on Fashion in EuropeAmerican Fashion in the FortiesChristian Dior - The Saviour of French Haute Couture1950sPierre BalmainCristóbal Balenciaga - The MasterStyle Icon Grace Kelly1960sMary QuantHubert de Givenchy Style Icon Audrey Hepburn1970sYves Saint Laurent in the SeventiesZandra RhodesVivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren1980sItalian MastersAzzedine AlaïaJohn Galliano1990sThe New RomanticsThierry MuglerStyle Icon Kate Moss2000sLater McQueenStyle Icon Daphne GuinnessCollecting VintageTaking Care of your Collection..And so much more!

Mitchell Beazley

Miller's Art Deco

Judith Miller
Authors:
Judith Miller
Philip's

Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack

Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion
Contributors:
Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion

A new edition of the exciting Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack, suitable for use in the Northern Hemisphere, containing three essential items to introduce the beginner to the fascinating hobby of astronomy: a 'glow-in-the-dark' planisphere, an 80-page paperback book about the stars and planets, and a colourful wall poster of the Solar System.Philip's Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere: This planisphere has been specially made so that, after being held under a bright light, the stars and the names and shapes of the constellations will glow in the dark for a period. It is both a fun and practical starfinder for identifying the stars and constellations visible on any night of the year from the UK, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada (51.5 degrees North); the star map is drawn by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion. A sheet explaining how to use the planisphere is included in the pack.Philip's Exploring Stars and Planets: A colourful and entertaining introduction to the exciting world of astronomy, this 80-page paperback is illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs, artworks and maps, as the author Ian Ridpath describes the latest developments in the fast-moving fields of space exploration and astronomy. Concise chapters introduce the Sun, the Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System. Then, moving further into space, the author examines the stars and galaxies, and explores the origin of the Universe.Philip's Solar System Poster: A large attractive folded wall chart (580 x 870mm) illustrating the planets and other bodies in the Solar System, with informative text and tables by Ian Ridpath.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2017

Hugh Johnson
Authors:
Hugh Johnson
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Terence Conran: My Life in Design

Terence Conran
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Terence Conran
Ilex Press

The Photographer's Pocket Book

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
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Philip's Compact Britain Road Atlas

Handy 'glovebox' format for the car.Flexibound for long-lasting use.Completely updated and revised for 2017.The clearest, most detailed maps in a compact format.Complete coverage of Great Britain at 3.3 miles to 1 inch.287 pages of clear, detailed road maps.Includes a 6-page route-planning section.Great value at £9.99.In a handy flexibound format, this fully revised edition of Philip's Compact Britain Road Atlas features updated cartography from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed mapping in an independent consumer survey.The 287 pages of main road maps in Philip's Compact Britain Road Atlas are at the large scale of 3.3 miles to 1 inch (Scottish Islands at 6.7 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads above and below 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.For leisure users, scenic routes are highlighted, and the maps show upland and highland areas as well as National and Forest Parks, and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Long-distance footpaths, viewpoints, beaches, golf courses, campsites and caravan sites are clearly shown.

Philip's

Philip's Street Atlas London

A fully revised edition of this mini street atlas of inner London, which gives comprehensive and detailed coverage. The street maps of central London are at 7 inches to 1 mile, with the rest of inner London at the clear scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. The maps mark every named street, lane, alley, court and walkway, plus car parks, tube, rail and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, golf courses, and many other places of interest. The central London Olympic venues are clearly shown.A theatres and cinemas map of central London locates more than 50 theatres and cinemas, and there is also a map of the entire London Underground.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus hundreds of places of interest. Schools, hospitals, railway stations and shopping centres, etc, are highlighted in red, while leisure and entertainment venues such as museums, galleries and sports grounds are shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas London is suitable for both drivers and pedestrians. For drivers, route-finding in London is much easier as through-routes are highlighted, giving the user the equivalent of local knowledge of an area. Speed cameras, one-way streets and restricted turns are clearly displayed with the Congestion Charge Zone. For pedestrians, tourist sights and attractions are clearly labelled, public transport systems are featured, and its compact size fits easily into a briefcase or handbag. The clear layout and mini size are ideal for cyclists too.