Squarish Qto. VG-/VG-. black DJ spine, densely packed with ivory title between smaller author and publisher. chipping nad frayed ends, with taped over cuts and abrasions. laminated with contact paper by prior owner. brown cloth HB with gilt titling, lightened around by age and shelfwear along the cloth panel edges. some scuffing and abrading from removed paste-downs upon decorative fep. occasional foxing, e.g. page 160-161, otherwise no marks. edges average and interior between sturdy boards. 210 pp. ISBN# 0394473280. Rockville.
VG/VG. Brown cloth, white ill. DJ. 208 pp. 5 color plates and 252 bw plates. Chronology of American furniture forms and a guide to terminology. Chapters covering regional approach to American furniture (Philadelphia, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut Valley, and the south), annotated picture portfolio, construction and design details, and regional aesthetics. A classic, still relevant study.
First edition. Square 4to; pp. xi, 208; 252 illustrations from photographs. A very good copy in original gilt-stamped brown cloth, in a good dust jacket with a few short tears. Kirk's unmatched survey of 180 eighteenth-century American chairs. With chapters on regional contruction and design details, and regional aesthetics.
Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library Stated first edition. Brown cloth. Lacking dust jacket. Square folio. 208 pp., including index. With black and white photos throughout. A study and examination of American chairs in Queen Anne and Chippendale styles, analyzing construction and design elements based on regions. This includes the Philadelphia, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut Valley and the South. GOOD condition, ex-museum library. Pocket and pastedown present. Faint remains of label at the foot of the spine. Heavy uneven fading and offsetting to the covers, with moderate scuffing, mostly to the rear panel. Previous owner's inscription in the interior. Ames and Ward p. 96.
Very Good + Very Good minus DJ. 4to = over 12" 210pp. Brown cloth over hard covers, gilt lettering on spine. Edges have some fading, very clean, binding strong. The art of chairmaking in America in the eighteenth century. Dustjacket has a few tears and chips along the top edge, some rubbing and light browning along edges. With 252 black & white photo plates and full-color frontispiece photo of five sample chairs.
Very Good in Near Fine jacket. 208 pages. Hardcover, bound in brown cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. Jacket has been price-clipped and has some light wear to the edges, although now encased in a Mylar sleeve. The previous owner's bookplate remains neatly affixed to the inside front cover, but otherwise, the edges are sharp and there are no other markings on the interior. Text in English, with many illustrations in black and white.
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