London: B. T. Batsford, 1920. First Edition. Half-Vellum. First Printing of this profusely illustrated work on the history of interior design in England, claiming to be the first that traces “the development of the English interior as a whole from mediaeval to modern times” (Preface). Crown folio-sized volume (376 x 275mm): [vi],xiv,v-xxviii,86pp, with 115 full-page monochrome and color plates (including frontispiece), most reproduced from photographs but a few lithographically produced, as well as numerous in-text figures. Publisher’s indigo cloth covers, upper cover lettered in gilt within bluish-green title blocks; white vellum spine, titled and decorated in gilt; top edge gilt, others uncut. An excellent example, top of lower joint skillfully repaired, spine lightly toned with ends crimped, but tightly bound and clean throughout. This copy is not, as many others for sale, an ex-library example. Lackschewitz, p, 29. Near Fine+. Item #BB2205
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