London: Peter Jackson, . First Edition. Half Leather. Folio. Complete with engraved title page, 16 pages of text and 103 illustrated plates. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages; occasional light foxing. Old book plate for John Maish of Dudley. Half-leather with original rubbed marbled boards, rebacked. First edition of an important design book. Very Good. Item #008182
See Edward Joy's Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design: "For a study of fashionable styles just before the Great Exhibition of 1851 there is no better record than Henry Whitaker's The Practical Cabinet Maker, 1847. . . . Whitaker was the most versatile and informative of the designers of his day [and] his reputation was an established one for his designs were executed for the Queen at Osborne and for a number of distinguished clients, including the Marquis of Exeter and the Dukes of Devonshire and Northumberland." As of 2016, OCLC shows this book held at nine institutions. Only two auctions noted at ABPC and Rare Book Hub. Quite scarce.