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Number Four  –  Selected Patterns from Literature

Publication schedule revised to March 2018

Volume Four of The Transferware Recorder will cover various patterns from literature. The original schedule has slipped by about three months, largely due to problems locating suitable images, but significant work has been done on the following series:

Aesop's Fables series (Minton) "Byron Gallery" (two different series)
"Classical Antiquities" series (Clementson) Cowper series (John Meir)
Don Quixote series (Maker Unknown) "Humphrey's Clock" series (William Ridgway)
"Paul and Virginia" series (William Smith & Co.) "Pickwick" series (John & Robert Godwin)
"Robin Hood" series (Bailey & Ball etc.) "Robinson Crusoe" series (Brownhills Pottery)
Scenes from Dickens series (T. & R. Boote) "Scott's Illustrations" series (Davenport)
Scott's Novels series (John & Robert Godwin) Tegg's Shakespeare series (Maker unknown)
"The Ages of Man" series (Dillwyn) "The Drama" series (Rogers / Pountney)

There will also be separate chapters dedicated to William Cowper and William Shakespeare, and a final chapter covering a range of individual patterns. We would still be delighted to hear from anyone who can help with information and less common images for these series (to see the list of images still needed click here), or any patterns with literary connections. Possibilities include anything related to Lord Byron, Dickens, Samuel Rogers, Sir Walter Scott, William Shakespeare, or James Thomson, amongst others. Any contributions would be welcome. Please email:


Reynardine Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9926581-3-7. Publication March 2018. Sewn paperback 240 x 170mm. Approx. 180 pages, 500 illustrations. Full colour.