By: Downs, Joseph
NY, The Macmillan Company: 1952
Edition: First Edition Thus. 1
Seller ID: 6568
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket
First Printing (stated). Publisher's full red-brick buckram, silver lettering on spine, gilt medallion on cover. Folio. xl, (470) pp. Illustrated with 421 plates, of which ten are in color. Foreword by Henry Francis du Pont. Includes extensive Notes and Index. Former owner's signature on ffep, only the slightest shelf-wear at the head and heel of the spine, else fine. NEAR FINE. This is a cornerstone reference work which remains one of the standard studies of this period. Downs examines four hundred premier examples of American Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture from the Winterthur col... View More...