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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to the design and function of household furniture, including pattern books.

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  1. Photographic salesmans catalogue for export porcelain.

    Photographic salesmans catalogue for export porcelain.

    [together with;] Tack Loong Price List, 1912.
    An extremely uncommon survival, a photographically-illustrated late-Qing dynasty salesman's catalogue for export porcelain from Canton, complete with its accompanying price-list. Tack Loong was one of the largest export-ware shops in Canton, located on Old Factory Street, and selling ceramics from Kiangse (Jiangxi), and Hongmu "blackwood" furniture. Learn More
    £1,850

    Date of Publication: c.1912

    Published: Canton

    Stock Code: 115875

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  2. In English Homes.

    In English Homes.

    The Internal Character, Furniture & Adornments of Some of the Most Notable Houses in England, Historically Depicted from Photographs Specially taken by Charles Latham,
    First edition of the third volume, second of the second, and third of the first (which was first published in 1904). A handsomely bound set featuring the great historic estates of England. Learn More
    £850

    Date of Publication: 1909

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115351

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  3. Woodwork in Principle and Practice.

    Woodwork in Principle and Practice.

    Vol. I [all published].
    First edition, first impression, one of 240 copies. Though entitled volume I, no further volumes were published. Green (1872-1945) exhibited in the Summer Exhibition of 1928 with woodcarvings and was known as a designer of furniture in the Arts and Crafts tradition. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1918

    Published: Ditchling, Sussex

    Stock Code: 111564

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  4. The Decoration of Houses.
    signed

    The Decoration of Houses.

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Vernon Lee from Edith Wharton January 1898". An important association copy: the recipient is the art historian Violet Paget (1856-1935) who wrote under the pseudonym of Vernon Lee. "Wharton made few friendships with other women writers, and Vernon Lee, brilliant, loquacious, difficult, eccentric and mannish (she wore ‘the style preferred by intellectual lesbians - a man's shirt, foulard and velvet jacket over a long skirt'), was not to be a lifelong friend. Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1897

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 109118

    Signed: Yes

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  5. Collection of 19 original watercolours of designs for lamps from the distinguished firm of G. Lebrun-Tardieu.

    Collection of 19 original watercolours of designs for lamps from the distinguished firm of G. Lebrun-Tardieu.

    A very appealing assemblage of designs for twelve chandeliers, one tall floor lamp, three wall sconces and three table lamps, from the firm of G. Lebrun-Tardieu, one of the leading manufacturers of bronze lighting in Belle Époque Paris; also present is a copy of the company price list, one photograph and two illustrated leaves from a catalogue showing a number of designs. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: [c. 1910]

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 108215

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  6. Carpet Designs and Designing.

    Carpet Designs and Designing.

    First and only edition, first impression; considerably scarce in the dust jacket. Mayers was a prominent Kidderminster-based carpet-designer, "perhaps the most successful public designer of his era" (Haslam, Arts & Crafts Carpets, p. 32); his richly illustrated survey covers all aspects of design and manufacture, from 20th-century methods (Jacquard, Chenille, Axminster) to the traditional styles prevalent in Iran and the lands of the former Ottoman Empire. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: Benfleet, Essex

    Stock Code: 107009

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  7. The Dictionary of English Furniture

    The Dictionary of English Furniture

    From the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian Period. With a General Introduction by H. Avray Tipping.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £625

    Date of Publication: 1924

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99915

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  8. English Furniture Illustrated.

    English Furniture Illustrated.

    A Pictorial Review Of English Furniture from Chaucer to Queen Victoria. Revised and edited by H. Clifford Smith.
    First US edition. Originally published by Ernest Benn Limited earlier the same year. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1950

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 99431

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  9. Regency Furniture.

    Regency Furniture.

    1795–1820
    Second revised and enlarged edition of this work, which was originally published in 1934. Learn More
    £60

    Date of Publication: 1948

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99430

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  10. Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall.

    Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall.

    A Catalogue of the Leeds Collection.
    First edition, first impression of this survey of the furniture, predominantly 18th century, at these two country houses. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1978 & 1998

    Published: Leeds

    Stock Code: 99429

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  11. Furniture Making in Seventheenth and Eighteenth Century England.

    Furniture Making in Seventheenth and Eighteenth Century England.

    An Outline for Collectors.
    First edition of this work by the pre-eminent 20th century scholar on English furniture. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99423

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  12. A History of English Furniture.

    A History of English Furniture.

    The Age of Oak; The Age of Walnut; The Age of Mahogany; The Age of Satinwood. With Plates in Colour after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous Illustrations selected and arranged by the Author.
    Complete set of the third edition of this richly illustrated survey of English furniture. Originally published between 1904-8, a second edition appeared in 1925-8. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99411

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  13. Regency Furniture 1795 to 1820.

    Regency Furniture 1795 to 1820.

    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy, uncommon in such a nice jacket. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 82959

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  14. A Series, containing Forty-four Engravings in Colours, of Fashionable Furniture;

    A Series, containing Forty-four Engravings in Colours, of Fashionable Furniture;

    consisting on Beds, Sofas, Ottomans, Window-curtains, Chairs, Tables, Book-cases, &c. &c.
    First and only edition, V & A copy only on Copac, 6 copies on OCLC. A series of unusual and attractive designs "calculated for the use of upholsterers and of all who are concerned in the fabrication of household furniture" (Introduction). This volume is "particularly rich in window-draperies" - the first nineteen plates are curtains and drapes - for which the publishers are "chiefly indebted to the acknowledged abilities of Mr. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1823

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 74482

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  15. The Second World War.
    signed

    The Second World War.

    [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.]
    First editions, first impressions of the single most important historical account of the Second World War. Signed and dated 1950 by Churchill to the half-title of volume 2. Max Beloff observed that there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking. Learn More
    £11,500

    Date of Publication: 1948

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 64311

    Signed: Yes

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  16. A Survey of British Industrial Arts.
    signed

    A Survey of British Industrial Arts.

    First edition, first impression. With an attractive inscription and drawing of a spark plug by the author on the front pastedown "K. L. G. Campbell A. I. B. D. With the very best wishes & congratulations of the author - H. G. D ‘36". Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published:

    Stock Code: 60963

    Signed: Yes

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  17. Utility Furniture and Fashion 1941-1951.

    Utility Furniture and Fashion 1941-1951.

    First edition. Well-illustrated and highly informative catalogue. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1974

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 45597

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