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EASTLAKE, Charles Lock   1836-1906@


Charles Eastlake was Keeper of the National Gallery in London and secretary to the Royal Institute of British Architects. He was an influential exponent of the "artistic' school of decoration and furnishing.

  • Hints on household taste
  • Subjects: furnishings,

    • 1. Hints on household taste in furniture, upholstery, and other details by Charles Eastlake / architect.
      1868
      20.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-vii [viii-xi] xii-xiv [1] 2-269   8 num pls col, 25 num pls incl frontis, illus  
      GB:   LB   LoEN   *OB  
      US:   DLC  

      With index.
      Binding: brown patterned cloth, gilt.
      The title-page is printed in black and red. The coloured plates show samples of wallpaper in different designs and colours, based on Italian Renaissance designs.
      Charles Eastlake explains the book's origins in his preface: "Some time ago a little essay of mine on "The fashion of furniture" which appeared in the "Cornhill magazine" led to my being invited by the Editor of a weekly journal to write a series of articles on the same subject. These articles, combined with others more recently contributed, have formed...material for the present volume'.

    • 2. — [Second edition]

      The BMCat lists a second edition, revised, as being published London: Longmans & Co nd.

    • 3. — [Title as first edition] Third edition (revised)
      20.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [i-v] vi-xi [xii-xv] xvi-xvii [xviii] [1] 2-306 [i-ii] publ ads   5 num pls col, 27 num pls incl frontis, illus  
      GB:   LB   LoEN   *OB  

      Binding: brown patterned cloth, gilt.
      The title-page is printed in black and red. The coloured plates in this edition show different designs from those in the first edition.

    • 4. — [Title as first edition] Fourth edition, revised
      20.5 x 14.0 cm   Pp [1] 2, publ ads [i-v] vi-viii [ix-xi] xii-xiv [1] 2-304   5 num pls col, 26 num pls incl frontis, illus  
      GB:   HSCe   LB   LoEN   *OB  

      Binding: brown and red cloth.
      The title-page is printed in black and red. The coloured plates show different designs from those in the first and third editions.
      General Comments: "Hints on household taste' was widely quoted and referred to in other works on domestic furnishing and decoration, such as "Beeton's housekeeper's guide', and seems to have been one of the most influential books of its kind. An American edition was published in Boston in 1872.


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