Record number 07/3546
TitleThe Decorative Work Of Robert & James Adam Being A Reproduction Of The Plates Illustrating Decoration & Furniture From Their "Works In Architecture" Published 1778-1812
ImprintLondon: Published By B.T. Batsford, 94 High Holborn, MDCCCCI
Physical Description[8] p., 30 pl.; 480 mm.
Content Format Note[Half-t., t.p.] - Preface - List Of Plates - [Plates].
Responsibility NoteThe Preface states, 'This reproduction ... has been made in photo-lithography by Mr James Akerman'.

The printer is named on the title-page verso: 'Chiswick Press: Charles Whittingham And Co. Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London.'
SubjectInterior decoration - Furniture - Design - Great Britain - History - 18th century - Neoclassical
Pattern books - Great Britain - 18th century - 20th century
Pictorial works - Photolithographs - Great Britain - 20th century
Name as Subject Adam, Robert, 1728 - 1792, Works in architecture
Adam, James, 1732 - 1794, Works in architecture
ReferencesRoyal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, I (1994), nos. 28, 29, p.12-15 [on the editions of 1773, 1779, 1822].

H. Lloyd-Jones, Blood for the ghosts: classical influences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (1982).
Binding Note20th-century quarter white vellum, grey papered boards, upper cover lettered 'The Decorative Work Of Robert & James Adam London Published By B.T. Batsford, 94 High Holborn MDCCCCI'; spine lettered 'The Decorative Work Of R. & J. Adam'.
ProvenanceThe front loose endpaper is inscribed in ink, 'Howard Chatfield Clarke 63 Bishopsgate Within May 1st 1902.' The front pastedown carries the bookplate of the Royal Academy, on which has been typed, 'Ex Libris Sir Edwin Cooper R.A. 1961'.
Contributors Adam, Robert, 1728 - 1792, source artist
Adam, James, 1732 - 1794, source artist
Batsford, Bradley Thomas, 1821 - 1904, publisher
Clarke, Howard Chatfield, 1860 - 1917, previous owner
Cooper, Edwin, R.A., 1874 - 1942, previous owner
Akerman, James, fl. ca. 1875-1906?
Chiswick Press (London). printer
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