1845 A Series of Designs of Furniture & Decoration in the Styles of Louis XIVth, Francis Ist, Elizabeth, and Gothic
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
The first edition of this work. A very scarce work, which is not cited in Keynes, Pickering Handlist. LibraryHub only cite the Victoria and Albert Museum copy, with Worldcat only citing the British Library copy. Upon its initial release there were advertisements in both the 'Art-Union' and 'Athenaeum' for this work. Coloured copies such as this were advertised for 20 shillings, but not many were produced, owing possibly due to the high cost and large size of the plates. With the decorative title page, undated as called for. Dated using Library Hub. Collated, complete with 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates. The plates are on thick paper, which has remained in a bright condition. Being numerous designs by Wood of window curtains, setees, sofas, pedastals, sideboards, bookcases, chairs, room panelling and much more. Written by Henry Wood, a British furniture designer. Other works by Wood include 'A Modern and Useful Work, containing 286 Designs of Furniture' and 'A Useful and Modern Work on Chairs, in Twelve Plates, Containing forty-Two designs'.
Rebound, in a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, excellent with little to no shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional light scattered spot. Very light tidemark to the head of leaves, more visible to the rear.
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