The House Beautiful and Useful; practical suggestions on furnishing and decoration
Cassell and Company 1907
224pp + c[10pp period ads inside and one ad on lower wrapper] illustrated with colour frontis of William Morris design for chinz + many b/w plates of room settings, details of decorative detailing etc. List of firms whose furnishings and products are illustrated is given 4to. Flimsy cloth, a little rubbed chipped and worn, but internally very good. Fascinating pre WW1 book on contemporary style for the domestic environment. Elder Duncan was involved with Architectural Review and other architectural journals of the day and this item is an excellent source for British design in the period. Suppliers referred to include Heals, Oetzmann, Morris and Co and Art Pavements among many others. Name of Alice Duncan on upper cloth covered wrapper.