"The first part" of this great guide, says the introduction, "deals with topics essential for a true understanding of furniture: the woods used, the constituent parts, construction methods, how to check quality and condition, and the evolution of furniture design.
The second part describes the individual pieces of furniture in chronological sequence, from 1680 to the Victorian era."
175 pages of great texts illustrated with "over a hundred black-and-white photographs, as well as twenty-four in colour."
Hardback with paper jacket. The hardback is in fantastic condition. The paper jacket shows signs of age and is damaged on the top left corner (please see last picture).
The first edition was published in 1978, and this is the 1981 fifth impression.
Dimensions: 24.7 cm x 18 cm x 2.3 cm
Weight (without protection and packaging): 719 g
The Arthur Negus Guide to English Furniture. by Robin Butler. Foreword and Consultant editor: Arthur Negus. Published in 1981 by Book Club Associates, London.