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CHIPPENDALE, Thomas (1718?-1799). The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker's Director. Being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of household furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and Modern taste. London: J. Haberkorn for the Author and others, 1755.
2° (438 x 275mm). Title in red and black, 4pp. subscribers' list. Engraved dedication, 161 engraved plates, including plate 25 [bis]. (Old crease and small neatly repaired holes to title, some light old soiling.) Modern panelled calf gilt, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, green morocco lettering-pieces in the second and third, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, gilt edges (some scuffing). Provenance: Robert McIntyre (early inscription on plate 82); John Burns (signature). .
Second edition of Chippendale's famous work, the first was published a year earlier in 1754.
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