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Hints on household taste

By EASTLAKE, Charles Lock

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.