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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.
London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1904-8. London: Lawrence & Bullen,, 1904-8. Handsomely bound comprehensive overview of English furniture 4 volumes, folio (379 x 277 mm). Finely bound for William Brown of Edinburgh in red half morocco, spines lettered in gilt, red cloth sides, top edges gilt. 60 colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. Some light rubbing, small patch of wear to rear cover of vol. I, front cover of vol. III cockled, foxing to endpapers and plates, vol. II plate 1 reinserted, vol. III plate 14 repaired to lengthy tear. A good set. First editions, first impressions, handsomely bound, of this richly illustrated survey of English furniture, the most comprehensive to date. Macquoid's four "ages" are still terms used today, and the books remain an essential reference guide for dealers and collectors of antique furniture.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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