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Westport / Ireland

Sheraton, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book.

Sheraton, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book.

Sheraton, Thomas. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book. In Three Parts. Including the: Appendix to the Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book. Containing a Variety of Original Designs for Household Furniture, in the Newest and Most Elegant Style… London, Printed for the Author by T. Bensley, 1793 / 1794 / 1793. 25 x 20 cm. Title Page (1793), xix (Content, Plates, TOC), ‘Frontispiece Explained’, Title Page (1794), 446 pages, ‘Errata’, Title Page (Appendix, 1793), 52 pages. With 61 (of 65) Plates (some folding) in main Book and 26 (of 32) Plates (some folding) in Appendix. See comments below for more information. Later quarter calf with green label on spine. Decorated paper covered boards. See images. No frontispiece. Plates as described above. Text block trimmed. Age darkened and browned / foxed in places. Shelf wear. Some plates edge worn and some cuts. Minor paper losses. One page (page 51 of the Appendix) has been used by a child for writing exercises. The last two pages (53-54) are missing from the appendix. Despite the losses this remains a very interesting book with many fascinating Illustrations.

About this book:

A somewhat unusual, but nice copy of this early reference book on furniture production. The book actually contains two title pages; the first dated 1793 [First Edition] ‘In Three Parts’, the second title page is that of the Second Edition ‘In Four Parts’, dated 1794. The content of the book is in three parts and follows the TOC of the first Edition, even though the page numbering is all over the place. The text appears to be complete, following the TOC of the fist edition.

The book was bound in recent times in a sturdy half leather binding with green leather label on spine. Decorated paper covered boards. The text block has been trimmed, resulting in minor losses to the title information of some of the plates. The content of the plates and also the main text pages suffered no losses.

  • Language: English
  • Inventory Number: 102033AB

Our price: EUR 280,-- 

Sheraton, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book.
Sheraton, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book.
Sheraton, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book.
Sheraton, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book.
Sheraton, The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book.

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