This is a comprehensive book for the collector of art and antiques. The first part deals with junk shops, antique shops, auctions, country sales and makes suggestions about the items that should be collected for example : furniture; glass; porcelain; arms;armour; carpets, coins and other items from the past. The second part of the book and the focus for the author is information about looking after antiques. and gives the amateur the confidence to care for items without the help of a professional restorer. The final section gives the reader information on recipes for preparations which can be made to help with restoration, for example beeswax polish. There is also a glossary of terms.
paperback – showing discolouration especially at the spine inside the front and back covers – the book is otherwise in reasonable condition in view of age (1973)