Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
EDIS, Robert W. 1839-1927
- Decoration & furniture of town houses
Decoration & furniture of town houses / a series of Cantor lectures delivered before the Society of Arts, 1880, amplified and enlarged. By Robert W. Edis, F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A., architect. With 29 full-page illustrations and numerous sketches.
20.5 x 15.0 cm Pp [i-v] vi-xi [xii-xiii] xiv  2-292 29 num full- page illus incl frontis, illus
GB: LB *OB
Binding: blue cloth, gilt.
The book contains six separate lectures on decoration and furniture; floor, wall and ceiling decoration; furniture; entrance-hall, staircase, dining- room and library; drawing-room and boudoir, bedrooms, nurseries and offices; general articles of domestic use.
The NUCat lists a second edition of 1881 with exactly the same title and imprint as the first edition. Another edition of 1881 published in New York is also listed.
- Healthy furniture
Healthy furniture. Report of a speech delivered in the lecture room of the exhibition, July 7th, 1884. By Robert W. Edis, F.S.A. Printed and published for the executive council of the International Health Exhibition, and for the Council of the Society of Arts.
21.0 x 13.5 cm Pp [1-3] 4-17 [6d on cover]
GB: LB *OB
Binding: blue paper.
The speech is mostly about dust, and how to prevent or remove it. Robert Edis condemns contemporary fashion furniture and furnishings because of the problem of dust, and advocates fitted bedroom furniture, which was then a novel idea.
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