CHIPPENDALE, Thomas. The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker's Director. London: the Author, T.Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1762.
2° (452 x 284mm). Title, 2pp. preface, 20pp. description of the plates. Engraved dedication and 200 plates (8 explanatory plates and 192 of designs). (Plate XXVI reinserted, some light marginal worming, browning and staining.) Contemporary panelled reversed calf (rebacked with neat repairs to edges of boards, some scuffing and damage to leather on covers). Provenance: Viscount Cowdray (armorial bookplate).
The third edition of the best known of all the furniture pattern books. The first had appeared in 1754, and a second in the following year.