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Anthony Smith Books

General stock but specialities include library sets, illustrated books, architecture, biography, history and literature.  Small stock, £10 - £10,000. Private premises, with regular pop-up shops in central London. Visitors welcome by appointment. Very flexible. Catalogues issued occasionally. Pop-up shops held at John Murray's former offices at 50 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BD.

Grinling Gibbons and the Woodwork of his Age (1648-1720).


Folio. First edition. Recent navy half-leather with blue cloth boards. Spine with five raised bands and a title label in red leather, gilt. Top edge gilt. New endpapers. 233 illustrations, mostly photographs in black and white. Slight foxing to the text block edges. One inch tear to the bottom edge of the half-title and portrait frontispiece (not affecting the text or the illustration). Contents clean. Near fine. A handsome binding on a pioneering work of scholarship, the author’s first book published under his own name.