London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
WHITTOCK, Nathaniel (1791-1860). The Decorative Painters' and Glaziers' Guide, London: Isaac Taylor Hinton, 1827. 4° (262 x 192mm). 86 plates, 31 handcoloured (some browning, staining and soiling). Contemporary sheep (rebacked, corners repaired). Provenance: illegible owner's inscription on title. FIRST EDITION of this interesting work on painting, decoration and stained glass which was originally issued during 1826 and 1827 in 42 weekly parts. With an extra plate of mouldings, not called for in the list of plates. Abbey, Life 81; RIBA 3627.
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