Title: [GOLDSMITH'S COMPANY]. A list of the wardens...
Publication Date: 1881
Book Condition: Very Good
. 8vo. , 45pp, . With an engraved title page. All edges gilt. Inner gilt dentelles. 11 x 17 cm. Contemporary gilt-tooled red straight-grain morocco. Double gilt fillet lines and titling on spine. Covers with scrolling fleurons within double fillet gilt borders and floral corner pieces. Very slightly rubbed, spine very slightly worn at foot. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, commonly known as the Goldsmiths' Company, is one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London. The Company, which originates from the twelfth century, received a Royal Charter in 1327 and ranks fifth in the order of precedence of City Livery Companies. It was founded to regulate the craft or trade of the goldsmith, and has been responsible since 1300 for testing the quality of gold and silver. This edition includes such names as Richard Davies Matthey, early partner of Johnson Matthey & Co. -still today a British multinational company, listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the FTSE 250 Index. WorldCat locates British Library as the only library with a copy in the world. The first edition in the B.L. is dated 1802 and it was published thereafter at irregular intervals. Seller Inventory # 5203