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The Dictionary of English Furniture From the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian Period

By Percy Macquoid; Ralph Edwards; H. Avray Tipping

1924-1927

Published at the Offices of "Country Life" : London

16" by 11.5"

xl, 262pp; xi, 360pp; 340pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A first edition copy of this monumental and prolific dictionary of English furniture; the first major survey of the subject and an authoritative work to this day.

Originally published from 1924 to 1927, this work was written collaboratively by Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards. Percy Thomas MacQuoid was a renowned British theatrical designer and notable collector and connoisseur of English furniture. He authored a large array of articles on English furniture, largely for 'Country Life', and also produced a four volume history of English furniture. Ralph Edwards was the Keeper of the Department of Woodwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a notable authority on English antique furniture. Volume I also features a fascinating introduction by the Architectural Editor of 'Country Life', and a renowned British writer on country houses and gardens, Henry Avray Tipping. A complete three volume set in the publisher's original cloth binding, lacking the original dustwrappers. Each volume is copiously illustrated throughout with in-text black and white illustrations, and is collated complete with: A black and white frontispiece, and nineteen coloured plates to volume I. A coloured frontispiece, and fourteen coloured plates to volume II. A coloured frontispiece, and sixteen coloured plates to volume III.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original green cloth binding with gilt title to the front boards and spine. Externally excellent, with slight bumping to extremities and head and tail of spines. Handling mark to rear board of volume I. Slight rubbing to joints. Rubbing to spine resulting in small loss to cloth, volume II. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with the odd light spot and handling mark to the occasional page.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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