“Printed for the Author, London, 1762. Third edition. Third edition. 200 copper-plate engravings, plus dedication, of furniture designs. 1 vols. Folio. The Best Edition. The third, and best, edition – with an additional 40 plates – of the highly influential furniture-pattern book by the London cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale, who was, in fact, the first English cabinetmaker to ever publish his designs. ‘His special claim for artistic fame is as a brilliantly original, innovative, and influential designer who also made masterpieces of furniture. His designs were plagiarized from at least the early Victorian period by the publisher John Weale, and more or less free adaptations from The Director have been a staple product of commercial furniture makers since the mid-nineteenth century.'” Condition is good with a few loose pages. All pages present.