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An Address to the Workmen in the Pottery on the Subject of Entering into the Service of Foreign Manufacturers

Artist:
Josiah Wedgwood (British, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent 1730–1795 Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent)
Date:
1783
Culture:
Newcastle: J. Smith, 1783 (1st ed.)
Medium:
Printed book
Dimensions:
24 pp.; H: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchased with income from the Jacob S. Rogers Fund
Accession Number:
143.7W41 W413
Not on view
Josiah Wedgewood was an eighteenth-century English pottery designer and manufacturer known for his scientific approach to pottery-making, extensive research into materials, logical deployment of labor, and keen business sense. Wedgewood wrote this pamphlet to warn English potters about the hazards of being seduced into the service of rival foreign manufacturers "by promises too extravagant to ever be fulfilled." The type for this pamphlet was manufactured by John Baskerville and was purchased by J. Smith at the Baskerville sale in 1776.


Illustrated: title page of Wedgewood's address to workmen

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