|My copy of the book with Robert's thoughtful dedication|
|Robert Copeland at the NCS Summer School, 2009|
There is a catalogue of the marks for quick reference followed by a detailed look at each mark. The book includes essays on various important aspects of and patterns produced by the company as well as a full explanation of the pattern numbers recorded in the famous Spode Pattern Books.
Importantly Peter Roden's new research on the early history of Spode is added in the second edition.
Since publication, new information has come to light about the discovery of another pattern book in 1988 (in a private collection; p117-118) originally thought to be Spode but which is now thought not to be Spode.
Robert died in 2010 and is greatly missed.