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The Rudiments of Drawing Cabinet and Upholstery Furniture: comprehending Concise and Explicit Instructions for Designing and Delineating the different Articles of those Branches Perspectively and Geometrically; thereby producing the Effect Each Piece will have when Executed: and also Shewing by a Scale the Real Measures for the Workman. Illustrated by Appropriate Diagrams and Designs, Proportioned upon Architectural Principles, After the Manner of the Antique, on Twenty-Five Plates, each accompanied with Classical Remarks
London: Printed for and Sold by the Author, 1820. 1st Edition . Very Good+. 9.5 x 12.25 inches (24 x 31 cm). Later full diced calf leather binding. Light indentations to boards, binding is otherwise in first class condition. Clean text throughout, all 25 plates are present and in excellent condition. The very rare first edition of this beautifully illustrated landmark work, of interest not only to cabinet and furniture makers but also architects and interior designers. No first edition copy at the British Library, Worldcat locates only four copies worldwide (National Library of Scotland, Harvard, Yale (incomplete) and Atlanta History Center.) A first class example. Hardback. Printed pages: Quarto (in 2s) xii, 52 plus 25 plates (16 hand coloured)
      [Bookseller: Tarrington Books]
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