The Story of the Lamp (And the Candle)
Robins, F.W.

London New York Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1939. F xiv + 155 pages; useful bibliography & index to collections quoted, and to countries; with items pictured in a frontispiece & illustrated throughout in black and white, from photographs of various lighting and related technology, much of which was from the author's own collections. Chapter information on the torch, splinters and rushlights, dips and candles, the candlestick, stone, shell, saucer, Greek & Roman lamps; pottery and float-wick lamps; medieval, crusie and Indian votive lamps; modern oil lamps, gas lights, electricity, animal lamps, lanterns, mine lamps, lighthouses, street lights and more. Volume approx. 7 3/4" x 10" size; original blue-gray sturdy polished buckram cloth binding; gilt spine titles (dulled). Cloth spotty, with a little loss of color; some edge, tips wear - through to the boards; in good condition; an interesting overall survey of antique lighting systems of many kinds. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 25021)


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