SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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PUGIN, A., Augustus Charles.
Gothic Furniture.

London: R. Ackermann (ca 1828)
Abbey 51;
London: R. Ackermann (ca 1828)

Small 4to, modern plain red buckram, (faded) gilt-lettered spine. First separate publication of designs by Pugin of Gothic Style furniture for Ackermann's Repository of Arts, probably drawn by the young Augustus Welby Pugin who was working on furniture for Windsor Castle. Engraved Title frontispiece letterpress title and 26 aquatints plates with the Ackermann imprint all with contemporary hand-colouring. They include bookcases flowers stands bed chairs grand piano whist-table and other furniture. Preface and descriptive text for each plate. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. Pugin's Gothic Furniture. 2. A Gothic Cabinet. 3. A Gothic Bookcase. 4. Book-case. 5. Candelabras. 6. Flower Stands. 7. Gothic Furniture (Toilette.) 8. Gothic Furniture (Looking-Glass.) 9. A Gothic Bed. 10. A[nother] Gothic Bed. 11. Gothic Lamp for a Hall. (Lantern) 12. Gothic Chairs. 13. [More] Gothic Chairs. 14. Gothic Furniture. (Whist-Table) 15. Gothic Table. (Library-Table) 16. Gothic Furniture. (Library-Table and Chair) 17. Gothic Furniture. (Upright Piano-Forte, Music Stand, and Chair) 18. Gothic Furniture. (Episcopal Chair, Drawing-Room Chair, and Table for a Boudoir) 19. An Horizontal Grand Piano-Forte. 20. Gothic Window Curtains. 21. A Gothic Window. 22. A Gothic Sofa. (Drawing-Room Sofa) 23. A Gothic Sofa. 24. Side Board. 25. Gothic Bureau. 26. Gothic Fire Place. (Chimney-Piece and Stove) 27. Gothic Furniture. (Gothic Utensils)