(London: The Waverly Book Company, Limited, [1909-11]). 318 x 260 mm. (12 1/2 x 10 1/4"). Three volumes. FIRST EDITION.
Very dark green pebble-grain half morocco over lighter green linen, gilt titling between raised bands on spines, top edges gilt. With 10 plates and more than 1,100 illustrations in the text (some of these full-page). Spines faded to brown, spine ends a little scuffed, one opening with a small adhesion, last two gatherings of volume II beginning to tear at gutter, otherwise an excellent set that is especially well-preserved internally.
These three substantial volumes, printed on heavy, coated paper, address every detail of the furniture of the period in question, as well as providing in-depth histories of the various craftsmen, designers, and workshops that contributed to the tradition. The work is exhaustively researched, engagingly written, and profusely illustrated. It is also scarce in this first edition. (STCMa9439-4g)
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PJP Catalog: Sets1.058