Rodney Hampson has been a key source of information about the history of the Staffordshire pottery industry for authors and scholars, so it's nice to see him partnering with Diana Edwards on a subject that's been largely overlooked. The results are mostly positive. There is a bit too much emphasis on Wedgwood at the expense of the lesser-known manufacturers. Photography is only so-so. The lighting of engine-turned and press-molded items is too flat, making it difficult to see the detail that most fully describes the objects.. In general, a welcome addition to the literature of ceramics and another worthwhile effort from the Antique Collectors' Club.