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HOPE, Thomas (1769-1831). Household Furniture and Interior Decoration. London: T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807.
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HOPE, Thomas (1769-1831). Household Furniture and Interior Decoration. London: T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807.

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HOPE, Thomas (1769-1831). Household Furniture and Interior Decoration. London: T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807.

2º (470 x 230mm). Engraved additional title and 60 plates by Aiken and Dawe. (Variable spotting, mainly in first half.) Near contemporary half calf, spine gilt with morocco label, marbled edges (rubbed). Provenance: Jasper More (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION OF 'THE MOST IMPORTANT ENGLISH FURNITURE DESIGN BOOK OF THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY' (Musgrave, 1970 facsimile edition), with the rare additional title. This interesting series of plates illustrates the furniture and interiors of Hope's house in Duchess Street, London; the interiors, depicting not only classical styles but also those of Egypt, India and Moorish Spain, were intended to influence public taste. His work contains what is considered the earliest use of the term 'interior decoration'. Abbey Life, 24; Berlin Kat. 1236; RIBA 1547.
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