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BRIDGENS (Richard). Furniture with Candelabra and Interior Decoration Designed by R. Bridgens.1838

London: Published by William Pickering, Folio (375 x 270 mm), hand-coloured etched title page and 58 unnumbered hand-coloured outline-etchings, 1 leaf of letterpress 'List of Plates', numbered 1-60 (the title as plate 1 and the only double-page plate as plate 53-54), minor chipping to margins of title, all plates clean and bright, bound in nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, 5 raised bands with decorative tooling, green title label lettered in gilt, a very attractive copy. A typical Victorian collection of designs for furniture in the Gothic, classical and Elizabethan styles. The plates and their hand-colouring are of the highest standard, many were engraved by Henry Shaw. Twenty-five of the plates are in 'the Grecian Style', twenty-five in 'the Elizabethan Style', and seven in 'the Gothic Style.' RIBA, Early Printed Books, 379.

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