R.W. Symonds English Furniture from Charles II to George II

Symonds, R. W., English Furniture from Charles II to George II, New York, International Studio, Inc., 1929.  [xx],[1-2], 3-322 pages.   Blue cloth covered boards, gold stamp lettering on front cover and spine.   Large folio, 10 “x 14”.

“American Edition limited to 500 copies of which this is No. 391.”  “With more than 260 illustrations from examples in the Collection of Percival D Griffiths, F.S.A. at Sandridgebury”.   Illustrations in black and white, many full page with one color frontispiece.   With Forward by Griffiths and 7 page list of subscribers.

First edition.   A good copy.   Robert Wemyss Symonds was a British architect, and “the pre-eminent 20th century scholar and authority on English furniture” (The Winterthur Library).

See A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS BY ROBERT WEMYSS SYMONDS, Colin Streeter and Margaret Barker , Furniture History, Vol. 11 (1975), pp. 88-107