23 JANUARY 1926, Page 24

POTTERY AND PORCELAIN : A Guide to Collectors. By Frederick

Litchfield. (A. and C. Black. 35s. net.)

THIS is the fourth and completely revised edition of Mr. Litchfield's first work originally published in 1879. The author apologizes to the advanced and experienced collector for elementary advice addressed to the beginner, but to both the book, which is well and copiously illustrated, is extremely valuable. Three hundred and fifty pages are

occupied by Chapter VI., which gives an account of the various ceramic factories. This expert's brief remarks upon values and prices and his advice on examining china in the public collections should be closely studied. An immense amount of information is to be found here in a comparatively small space.