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  1. Photographic salesman’s catalogue for export porcelain.

    Photographic salesman’s catalogue for export porcelain. c.1912

    £1,850

    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” …Read more

  2. In English Homes.

    In English Homes. 1909

    £850

    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. Read more

  3. Woodwork in Principle and Practice.

    Woodwork in Principle and Practice. 1918

    £750

    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. Read more

  4. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide;

    The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide; 1789

    £8,750

    Second edition of one of the great pattern books of the eighteenth-century, first published in the preceding year, this printing adding an extra plate. “In 1788 Isaac and Josiah Taylor published The cabinet-maker and upholsterer’s guide… In publishing the Hepplewhite Guide the Taylors were …Read more

  5. A History of English Furniture.

    A History of English Furniture. 1938

    £500

    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. Read more

  6. The Dictionary of English Furniture

    The Dictionary of English Furniture 1924–7

    £625

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  7. The Decoration of Houses.

    The Decoration of Houses. 1897

    £5,000

    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 …Read more

  8. 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. [c. 1910]

    £3,750

    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 …Read more

  9. Carpet Designs and Designing.

    Carpet Designs and Designing. 1934

    £250

    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, …Read more

  10. Regency Furniture.

    Regency Furniture. 1948

    £60

    Second revised and enlarged edition of this work, which was originally published in 1934. Read more

  11. Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall.

    Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall. 1978 & 1998

    £250

    First edition, first impression of this survey of the furniture, predominantly 18th century, at these two country houses. Read more

  12. Furniture Making in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century England.

    Furniture Making in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century England. 1955

    £125

    First edition of this work by the pre-eminent 20th century scholar on English furniture. Read more

  13. English Furniture Illustrated.

    English Furniture Illustrated. 1950

    £100

    First US edition. Originally published by Ernest Benn Limited earlier the same year. Read more

  14. Regency Furniture 1795 to 1820.

    Regency Furniture 1795 to 1820. 1934

    £225

    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy, uncommon in such a nice jacket. Read more

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

    A Series, containing Forty-four Engravings in Colours, of Fashionable Furniture; 1823

    £2,000

    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 …Read more

  16. The Second World War.

    The Second World War. 1948–54

    £11,500

    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 …Read more

  17. A Survey of British Industrial Arts.

    A Survey of British Industrial Arts. 1935

    £250

    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”. Read more

  18. The Dictionary of English Furniture

    The Dictionary of English Furniture 1924–7

    £750

    First Edition. Read more

  19. Utility Furniture and Fashion 1941-1951.

    Utility Furniture and Fashion 1941-1951. 1974

    £50

    First edition. Well-illustrated and highly informative catalogue. Read more

  1. Photographic salesman’s catalogue for export porcelain.
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    (CHINA.) TACK LOONG. (CHINA.) TACK LOONG.

    Photographic salesman’s catalogue for export porcelain.

    £1,850

  2. In English Homes.
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    LATHAM, Charles. LATHAM, Charles.

    In English Homes.

    £850

  3. Woodwork in Principle and Practice.
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    (GILL, Eric.) GREEN, Arthur Romney. (GILL, Eric.) GREEN,...

    Woodwork in Principle and Practice.

    £750

  4. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide;
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    HEPPLEWHITE, Alice. HEPPLEWHITE, Alice.

    The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide;

    £8,750

  5. A History of English Furniture.
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    MACQUOID, Percy. MACQUOID, Percy.

    A History of English Furniture.

    £500

  6. The Dictionary of English Furniture
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    MACQUOID, Percy, & Ralph Edwards. MACQUOID, Percy, &...

    The Dictionary of English Furniture

    £625

  7. The Decoration of Houses.
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    WHARTON, Edith, & Ogden Codman. WHARTON, Edith, &...

    The Decoration of Houses.

    £5,000

  8. Collection of 19 original watercolours of designs for lamps from the distinguished firm of G. Lebrun-Tardieu.
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    (BELLE ÉPOQUE LIGHTING DESIGNS.) (BELLE ÉPOQUE LIGHTING...

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

    £3,750

  9. Carpet Designs and Designing.
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    MAYERS, Frederick J. MAYERS, Frederick J.

    Carpet Designs and Designing.

    £250

  10. Regency Furniture.
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    JOURDAIN, Margaret. JOURDAIN, Margaret.

    Regency Furniture.

    £60

  11. Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall.
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    GILBERT, Christopher. GILBERT, Christopher.

    Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall.

    £250

  12. Furniture Making in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century England.
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    SYMONDS, R. W. SYMONDS, R. W.

    Furniture Making in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century England.

    £125

  13. English Furniture Illustrated.
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    BRACKETT, Oliver. BRACKETT, Oliver.

    English Furniture Illustrated.

    £100

  14. Regency Furniture 1795 to 1820.
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    JOURDAIN, Margaret. JOURDAIN, Margaret.

    Regency Furniture 1795 to 1820.

    £225

  15. A Series, containing Forty-four Engravings in Colours, of Fashionable Furniture;
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    (FURNITURE.) (FURNITURE.)

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

    £2,000

  16. The Second World War.
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    CHURCHILL, Winston S. CHURCHILL, Winston S.

    The Second World War.

    £11,500

  17. A Survey of British Industrial Arts.
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    DOWLING, Henry G. DOWLING, Henry G.

    A Survey of British Industrial Arts.

    £250

  18. The Dictionary of English Furniture
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    MACQUOID, Percy, & Ralph Edwards. MACQUOID, Percy, &...

    The Dictionary of English Furniture

    £750

  19. Utility Furniture and Fashion 1941-1951.
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    (UTILITY.) (UTILITY.)

    Utility Furniture and Fashion 1941-1951.

    £50

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