Design Books




1740 Battty and Thomas Langley, The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury
1746 Lock and Copland's New Book of Ornaments

1754 James and Robert Adam, Works on Architecture
1754 T.Chippendale, Glentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. 1st Ed.
1759-1763 Ince and Mayhew, Universal System of Household Furniture.
1765 R.Manwaring, The Cabinet and Chair Maker's Real Friend and Companion
1766 R.Manwaring, Chairmaker's Guide
1788 A.Hepplewhite, Cabinet Maker's and Upholsterer's Guide. 1st Ed.
1788 Thomas Shearer, Designs for Household Furniture
1790 Robert Gillow c1790, The firm's Cost Books now in Westminster Public Library
1790 (sixth edition 1825) Archibald Alison, Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste

1791 Thomas Sheraton, Cabinet Maker's and Upholsterer's Drawing Book. 1st Ed.
1802 Vivant Denon, Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte
1807 Thomas Hope, Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.
1808 George Smith, A Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.
1809-1828 Rudolf Ackermann, Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics
1820, 2nd revised ed. 1822, Richard Brown, The Rudiments of Drawing Cabinet and Upholstery Furniture
1826 Peter and Michael Angelo Nicholson, The Practical Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Complete Decorator
1826 George Smith, The Cabinet Maker's and Upholsterer's Guide, Drawing Book and Repository (Greek styles stress, but also included Egyptian, Etruscan, Roman, Gothic, and French styles)





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