24 September 2015
HEPPLEWHITE, Alice. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide. London: I. and J. Taylor, 1788.
2° (347 x 230 mm). 124 plates numbered 1-125 (one double page). (Title-page and plates 124-125 mounted, plate 108 torn affecting image and margin with early repairs on verso.) 20th-century levant morocco gilt, spine and turn-ins gilt by Wood of London; levant morocco-edged cloth slipcase. Provenance: John Davis (early ownership inscription on title-page).
First edition of the first publication of furniture design after Chippendale’s third edition of his Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director. Following George Heppelwhite’s death in 1786, his wife Alice continued the business, and issued this work featuring about 300 of his designs. Brunet III, 105.
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