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Josiah Wedgwood

Artist (1730 — 3-Jan-1795)


Anthony Burton. Josiah Wedgwood: A Biography. Stein and Day. 1976. 239pp.

William Burton. Josiah Wedgwood and His Pottery. Cassell. 1922. 195pp.

Arthur Herbert Church. Josiah Wedgwood: Master-Potter. Seeley. 1903. 82pp.

Brian Dolan. Josiah Wedgwood: Enterpreneur to the Enlightenment. London: Harper Collins. 2004. 480pp. US title, Wedgwood: The First Tycoon.

Gisela Heilpern. Josiah Wedgwood, Eighteenth-century English Potter: A Bibliography. Central Publications, Southern Illinois University. 1967. 66pp.

Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt. The Wedgwoods: Being a Life of Josiah Wedgwood; with Notices of His Works and Their Productions, Memoirs of the Wedgewood and Other Families, and a History of the Early Potteries of Staffordshire. Virtue Brothers and Co.. 1865. 435pp.

Eliza Meteyard. The Life of Josiah Wedgwood: From His Private Correspondence and Family Papers. Hurst and Blackett. 1866. 643pp.

Lajpat Rai. Josiah C. Wedgwood: The Man and His Work. Kessinger Publishing. 2005. 200pp.

Frederick Rathbone. Old Wedgwood: The Decorative Or Artistic Ceramic Work, in Colour and Relief, Invented and Produced by Josiah Wedgwood. B. Quaritch. 1898. 102pp.

Robin Reilly. Josiah Wedgwood 1730-1795. Macmillan. 1992. 412pp.

Samuel Smiles. Josiah Wedgwood, F. R. S.: His Personal History. Harper & Brothers. 1895. 330pp.


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  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1540)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.509)

  8. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.503)

  9. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.364)

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