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THE BOOK OF DECORATIVE FURNITURE, Volume 1 and 2
ITS FORM, COLOUR AND HISTORY WITH 100 REPRODUCTIONS IN FULL-COLOUR AND 1000 TEXT ILLUSTRATIONS.
Tipped-in illustrations are complete. Restoration work has not yet started so prospective buyers can dictate the style (e g full or half leather and colours) BOTH VOLS : – Envisaged & quoted : – re-backed in half leather with gilt titles and new marbled end-papers and cloth re-coloured. Undated so believed true first edition (1910 or earlier). VOL I : Has 18 sheets (36 pages) stained in the margins by a stubborn mould (?) and 2 pages which have been lightly stained by bleeding from the illustration opposite. xv plus 427pp. VOL II : – 4 sheets (8 pages) stained by mould and a few water stained for a cm or less along the top edge. xii plus 420pp incl 2pp Classified Bibliography; 9pp Glossary and 24pp Index for both vols. There is no common foxing, no signs of previous use, no ownership marks. This is a fascinating work with so much historic background on the mores of the times; not just for the antique dealer but anyone who wants to learn about the furniture available pre-1900s and how it developed, how made, timbers used, reasons for changes in styles and fashions etc. Enables the dedicated person to recognize truly valuable antiques from modern reproductions. Many pieces illustrated are no longer available in the market. Total weight is 3910 gms unpacked so please expect extra postage. Images will be made available after restoration or on request.
Authored and illustrated by Edwin Foley and published by T.C. & E.C. Jack of London. This undated edition is believed to be a first edition from 1910. Hardcover bound with cloth cover, uncovered and without dust jackets. Comprising 2 books: Volume 1 and 2 and sold as a set. Both in Very Good condition, please see description. The size of the books are 306x45x234mm each with a combined weight of just under 4kg. Please expect extra postage.