24 September 2015
CHIPPENDALE, Thomas (bap. 1718-1799). The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker’s Director. London: J. Haberkorn for the Author, 1755.
2° (460 x 288 mm). Title-page printed in red and black, 4pp. subscribers’ list, engraved dedication, 161 engraved plates (including plate 25 [bis]). (Title-page and a few plates creased, some light spotting, a few plates with ink marks or light marginal chipping.) Contemporary calf (light scuffing, spine, corners and edges renewed preserving original spine). Provenance: Henry Darley (early ownership inscription on title-page).
Second edition of Chippendale’s famous work, which was first was published in 1754. RIBA 631.
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