2010 1st edition. Published by the author. Farnham Common, Bucks.
4to paperback. Pp52. Colour photographs & illustrations. Fine.
This book is "a fully illustrated colour catalogue, showing a collection made over almost twenty years, of seventy-one fine antique priests, using the best photography and printing techniques available. Examples show the use of boxwood, laburnam, fruitwood, rosewood, bone, whalebone, elephant and walrus ivory and narwal ivory, to create the elegant, the functional and the downright extravagant." The collection spans the period from the eighteenth century to today. The earliest specimen is the priest of 1718 which appears on the last page and the best connected, the priest on the front cover, with the royal cipher, VR. A fascinating and unique record.