Title A History of English Wallpaper 1509 - 1914 With 70 Plates in Colour and 190 Illustrations in Half-Tone
Binding Full Vellum
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition First edition
Publisher London B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1925
Seller ID 005143
Georgeous full vellum binding, with gilt lettering, and a special autographed copy, numbered 5 (of an unspecified number), signed by both authors and presented to "The Wall Paper Manufacturers Ltd". Folio, 33.5 by 26.5 cm, 13 by 10 inches. xiii, 281 pp. Lavish book on subject, with heavy paper, beautiful plates, 70 in color, with an extensive history that makes this work serve well as both a scholarly treatise on the subject and a pleasurable "coffee table" book as well, inviting casual dips into its pages. Minor soiling on the vellum, with also trivial rubbing of the gilt lettering. Slight looseness of the front hinge.