New Inks Book!

NEW INKS BOOK by Guy Burch

It has taken me almost 20 years to complete my book on ‘Inks, Glues, Polish & Blacking Bottles.’ When I started it, I had in mind a British version of William Covill Jr’s ‘Ink Bottles and Inkwells’ published in 1971. It was already well out of print when I got a second-hand copy in the 1990s and is still a collector’s bible with regards to American inks. The book pictured 200 embossed bottles. When his collection was sold by Skinner in 1980 the sale ran to 840 lots; his provenance still adding a premium when they appear at auction. READ ARTICLE