Lot 80 of 350:
English Decoration and Furniture, 4 vols.  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
$400 - $600

English Decoration and Furniture: An Account of Its Development and Characteristic Forms

Jourdain, M.and Francis Lenygon


B.T. Batsford, Ltd.



4 volumes. Numerous plates from photographs and text illustrations throughout, in total, each volume with approximately 426 images. (Folio), original maroon cloth decoratively blind-stamped, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. 


Four profusely illustrated volumes making up Jourdain's important "Library of Decorative Art" series. Margaret Jourdain (1876-1951) was a foremost authority on English furniture and design, and the still (at the time) virtually unexplored history of interior decoration and furnishing.


  • Of the Early Renaissance (1500-1650). [iv], a-g [but h], v-xvii, 305 pp. color frontispiece from a watercolor by Joseph Nash. 1924.
  • Decoration in England from 1640 to 1760. x, 276 pp. Second Edition, Revised. 1927
  • Furniture in England from 1660 to 1760. xii, 300 pp. Second Edition, Revised. 1924.
  • Of the Later XVIIIth Century (1760-1820). xvi, 269 pp. 1922.

Lot Amendments

Some wear and rubbing to cloth; interiors solid with scattered light foxing; very good.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.