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Sheraton, Thomas
Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book. In Three Parts. (one volume)
T. Bensley, 1793. leather_bound. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Good. Engraved frontispiece,"frontispiece explained" leaf, title page, contents (iii-iv), vi-viii (Directions of binding of plates), ix-xix (contents), blank page, xxi-xxxii (list of subscribers), pp. 5-446 + errata leaf. With 64 engraved plates, (numbered 1-61 with plates 25, 26, 29 occurring twice. In this copy the second plate 56 is missing, plate 30 is in two parts (one-half facing page 372, the other 376) and plate 44 is foxed with some loss to the edge of the plate (but not the image). With: "Sheraton, Thomas. Appendix to the Cabinet-Maker... London. Printed by T. Bensley 1793." Title page, verso blank, (2)-54. Account of plates (55), subscribers' names (56). This copy lacks plate 5 and the second plate 30. Plate 1 is missing but is found in the next section, "An Accompaniment." With: "Sheraton, Thomas. An Accompaniment to the Cabinet-Maker...London. T. Bensley. N.D." Title page, verso blank, (3)-27, (28) blank, (29) subscribers' names, (30) blank, plates 1-11, 14 (preceded by two leaves with mounted plates: one from the appendix (plate 1) and one from some other source). Plates 12 and 13 are missing here but are found in the Cabinet-Maker: 12 facing p. 436, 13 facing p. 164. This copy has a new reversed calf spine which matches the original boards. The original leather label is attached to the new spine. There is a moderate amount of foxing. For Sheraton see Ward-Jackson, "English Furniture Designs of the 18th Century," 65-68; due to the size of this item, additional shipping charges may apply.
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