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  • 100 Photographic Views of Letchworth [Garden City] by  [LETCHWORTH]
    100 Photographic Views of Letchworth [Garden City]

    London First Garden City Limited no date. c1907

    9pp Photolithographic images in b/w of the garden city including housing, factories, social facilities, sports fields, The Skittles - the pub with no beer, pavilions etc. Boards, upper board has title printed on it. Captions to photographs, no text. Slightly rubbed on spine and cloth a little worn.

    Stock ID: 19043
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  • 1853-1934 Middle Class Furnishing by  (HEAL'S)
    1853-1934 Middle Class Furnishing

    Newton Abbott David and Charles 1972

    Extensivley illustrated.4to cloth boards with illustrated dust wrapper . Spine slightly faded otherwise a very good copy. A compilation publication reproduced from 12 Heal and Son catalogues to trace taste in furnishings of smaller homes.

    Stock ID: 18198
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    19 Artists Emergent Americans


    92pp colour + b/w illustrations. Small 4to wrappers. Covers preserved in sticky back plastic by previous owner Nigel Whitely. Exhibition catalogue with an introduction by guest Curator Peter Frank. Frank was used for this third Exxon National Exhibition in order to avoid an institutional emphasis on this area of contemporary art. Frank was influenced by the approach of Dorothy C Miller and how she curated the exhibition 'Americans 1963 ' held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Documents a diverse range of emerging American artists from the period. Those featured are Michael Brakke, Guy de Cointet, Manny Farber, Vernon Fisher, Heidi Glück, Tom Green, William Haney, Patrick Hogan, Tom Holste, Barbara Kruger, Philip Larson, Jim Richard, Bill Richards, Darryl Sapien, Norie Sato, Gael Stack, John White, George Woodman, and Frank Young.

    Stock ID: 18486
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  • 1988 The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion by  COON. Caroline,
    COON. Caroline,
    1988 The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion

    London Orbach and Chambers 1977

    First edition 128pp b/w internal illustrations. Perfect binding, colour illustrated wrappers. excellent condition. 1st edition of this extensively illustrated account of the early history of Punk. Bands noted, The Damned The Sex Pistols, The Clash amongst others. Also covers the 100 club 1976 Punk Rock Festival.

    Stock ID: 18233
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  • 45 Wood Engravers chosen by Simon Lawrence by  LAWRENCE, John (introduction)
    LAWRENCE, John (introduction)
    45 Wood Engravers chosen by Simon Lawrence

    Wakefield The Fleece Press 1982

    [112]pp. b/w wood engravings. 4to. Quarter buckram with gilt decoration and title, marbled paper covers and green slipcase. Limited edition, standard copy, no. 209 of 350. Exquisite collection of illustrations made from original wood engragvings, created as a second volume following 'S.T.E. Lawrence: Boxwood Blockmaker', printing work of artists missed out from the first book. With an introduction by John Lawrence. Fine.

    Stock ID: 13372
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  • HOCKNEY. David,
    72 Drawings by David Hockney Chosen By the Artist

    London Jonathan Cape 1971

    First edition 8vo. Laminated decorated wrappers, pink end papers. Unpaginated. 72 plates on art paper including 8 in colour.

    Stock ID: 18296
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  • A  Popular and Practical Treatise on Masonry and Stone-Cutting by  NICHOLSON, Peter Esq.,
    NICHOLSON, Peter Esq.,
    A Popular and Practical Treatise on Masonry and Stone-Cutting

    London, Hurst, Chance and Co., 1831

    vii + 111pp 42 plates. Peter Nicholson (20 July 1765 – 18 June 1844) was a Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Initially, he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker but abandoned his trade in favour of teaching and writing. He practised as an architect but is best remembered for his writing on numerous practical subjects including this stone masonry treatise which focuses on arches etc. .Royal 8vo. Original boards, paper label. Book ticket of Thomas Murray, Glasgow. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 19227
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  • A Book Of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, Collected And Arranged From Ancient Examples by  FRANKS Augustus, Wollaston
    FRANKS Augustus, Wollaston
    A Book Of Ornamental Glazing Quarries, Collected And Arranged From Ancient Examples

    London, John Henry Parker 1849

    25pp, 112 plates. Original red cloth, gilt decorated spine and titles. Slightly rubbed at head and base of spine. Internally very good. Hard to find. Franks is an important Antiquarian. As undergraduate he began his collection of brass rubbings, ultimately given to the Society of Antiquaries; was one of the founders of the Cambridge Architectural Society and an early member of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society; and was also one of the four student members of the Ray Club. On leaving Cambridge in 1849 Franks devoted his energies to the Royal Archæological Institute, then newly established. Later he joined the staff of the British Museum and became a key figure in developing the collection of British Antiquities. This book, which reflected one of his personal collecting interests, was his first book.

    Stock ID: 18915
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  • A booke of sundry draughtes: Principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the Manner how to anniel in Glas: and also the true Forme of the Fornace  by  GEDDE Walter
    GEDDE Walter
    A booke of sundry draughtes: Principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the Manner how to anniel in Glas: and also the true Forme of the Fornace

    (1615) London, The Leadenhall Press 1898

    Irregularly paginated, but c134 pp. + 24 pp. ads for books published by the Leadenhall Press. Royal 8vo. Bound in velum reproduction of original binding, missing two of four leather thong ties. Covers slightly grubby but lettering on upper board very bright. Dedication leaf partially detached else internally sound. Facsimile of this fascinating early 17th C text and pattern book for glaziers. Beautifully calligraphic inscription to Robert Dalby Reeve (Architect b1863 of Reeve, Reeve and Walker of Margate from F.R.H.) From the books of Eric Korn, Bookseller.

    Stock ID: 15716
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    A Booklet of Decoration

    Chicago Published by the firm, 193 Wabash Ave, Chicago. 1902

    19pp, Colour ill, long 8vo decorated wrappers. Very good indeed. Beautifully illustrated trade catalogue. Shows a range of elaborate domestic interior decoration. This was the third of a series of booklets showing the range of styles which they executed from aesthetic style to colonial. Lovely item. Well known Chicago firm who operated as decorators and fitters for interiors from the late 19th century onwards.

    Stock ID: 19428
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  • A Catalogue of Surplus and Duplicate well grown Established Orchids by  THOMPSON, William.
    THOMPSON, William.
    A Catalogue of Surplus and Duplicate well grown Established Orchids (without reserve)

    William Thompson Esq. The Walton Grange Gardens Stone Staffordshire 1898

    22pp, 6 colour litho plates. Tall 4to. Lettered wrappers. Warappers a little worn. Staples slightly rusted else good. Sale conduced by Potheroe & Morris, Horticultural Auctioneers and Valuers. May 11th and 12th 1898. Lewis Castle, in his book on "Orchids, Their structure, history and culture" lists Thompson in his inventory of the principal amateur ochardists in Britain 1886. One or two red ink notes on prices on the first illustration.

    Stock ID: 18634
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    A collection of postcards produced after the Twin Towers were destroyed and which record attitudes to the destruction of the World Trade Center in popular culture with related emphemera

    New York Various 2001

    18 coloured post cards collected by Nigel Whiteley which record the destruction of the towers in images. The images include patriotic slogans alongside reflective images and preserved in a white envelope. In envelope there are also 11 further postcards recording the buildings before their collapse. Finally there is a book of postcards comprising 24 images produced by Profile Movie Magic entitled Never Forget. "Commemorating the Twin Towers" 44pp text on construction etc + the postcards which are perforated to allow removal from the book. Produced in December 2002. Loosely inserted pamphlet relating to an exhibition held 2004 on replacements for the Towers held at the Center for Architecture New York.

    Stock ID: 18275
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  • WARE, Isaac.
    A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with Plans and Elevations, from original Designs. In which are interspersed some Designs of Inigo Jones, never before published.

    London Printed for J Rivington, L David and C Reymers, R Baldwin, W Owen, H Woodfall, W Strahan and B Collins 1767

    [17] + blank + 748 + [4]pp. Engraved frontis and decorated title page and 114 plates including 14 folded, 12 with two numbers. All plates called for in the index of plates are present. Plates numbered 1-30, 30-37,37, 39, 39,39-42, 45, 47-49, 48-82, 82-83, 82-96,98-99, 101 -107,110-111,110-112,112-122. Folio ,Rebound, quarter green morocco. Raised bands, red spine label, red spine label, gold tooling. Text organised in 10 books covering different aspects of architecture and design including terms, materials, situation, orders, building types. Features particular houses including Rokeby Park in Durham, Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, , Chesterfield House, Mayfair [demolished 1937] and other central London residences. Some pages affected slightly by worm holes, paper thinned c p21 else a very good copy. Signature of Edward Smith, Highworth on title page. The book was initially published in 1756 "at the high point of Palladianism" [ Kerry Downes] A magnificent book. Harris 907.

    Stock ID: 19220
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  • A Complete Catalogue of Garden Furniture and Ornament by  WHITE John P. for the Pyghtle Works
    WHITE John P. for the Pyghtle Works
    A Complete Catalogue of Garden Furniture and Ornament

    Bedford, the Pyghtle Works 1906

    112pp with b/w illustrations throughout and 2 colour plates. Original boards and cloth spine. Upper board has colour paste down illustration present. Small stain on upper board. cloth spine darkened but carefully repaired to make a good copy. Internally a little thumbed in places else good throughout. This particular catalogue is un-numbered. The Pyghtle Works were renowned for producing beautifully designed furniture of the highest quality, which they sold in Bedford and through Liberty & Co. in London. H.M Baillie Scott famously designed a series of 120 pieces for the company in 1901. This is a comprehensive catalogue of all garden- related products sold by the firm, including furniture (benches and seats designed by Baillie Scott), sculptures, summerhouses, pergolas etc. All items are illustrated, with measurements and prices given. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 17871
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  • A Cyclopedia of Works of Architecture in Italy, Greece and the Levant by  LONGFELLOW William P P  (Edited by)
    LONGFELLOW William P P (Edited by)
    A Cyclopedia of Works of Architecture in Italy, Greece and the Levant

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1895

    Frontispiece, xxxii, (ii), 546 pages. 12 photogravure plates with tissue guards and 256 text illustrations. 4to. Japanese vellum boards backed in red morocco with ornate gilt decoration and lettering outlined in red; gilt lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Number 203 of 500 limitation noted in red ink on verso of half title. Red morocco spine worn and boards a little yellowed else a very solid copy of this beautifully produced volume. Useful bibliography and glossary. Outstanding photogravure plates. Later owner's neat signature on front leaf. Longfellow studied at Harvard University, and in 1859 entered the office of Edward Cabot of Boston. For a year he was director of architecture in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then director of the School of Drawing and Painting connected with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Amongst other things, he was secretary of the Boston Society of Architecture and was chairman of the Jury of Fine Arts at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. He was the first editor of the "American Architect." As well as this book he wrote a series of historical essays entitled "The Column and the Arch."

    Stock ID: 6826
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    A Description of the East Window of S Martin's Windermere: With Some Account of That Old Parish Church (Sometimes Called Bowness Church) Also a Description of the Arms in the Window by Charles Bailey and Some Remarks on the Art of Glass Painting by Henry Hughes

    Kendal Printed by Atkinson and Pollitt 1874

    26pp illustrated with six tipped in sepia photographs and 2pp plates showingn the window inscriptions. Green decorated cloth with gilt titles. Loosely inserted manuscript notes on the funds raised for the restoration of the window and the names of contributors together with some additional hand written notes on the stained glass. Interesting documentary collection on a single project. Funds from sale of the book were intended for the restoration fund for the window. St Martin's Church is the parish Church of Bowness, and was built in 1483, with various alterations, including the restoration of 1870, when the Church was enlarged by Paley and Austin. The outstanding feature is the East window which was entrusted to Henry Hughes of London Glazier. The restoration was subsequently documented in guide books to the church.

    Stock ID: 15607
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  • A Manual of Historic Ornament by  GLAZIER Richard
    GLAZIER Richard
    A Manual of Historic Ornament

    B.T. Batsford (1899) 6th edition 1948

    Present edition revised and enlarged with 184pp + 670 illustrations by the author, + 72 photo plates in b/w. Green cloth. Very good in very good dust wrapper. Prize bookplate of the previous owner who was a prize winning apprentice in painting and decorating etc.

    Stock ID: 18984
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  • LAIRD Mark
    A Natural History of English Gardening 1650--1800

    Cambridge Mass. and London Yale University Press, Paul Mellon Studies for British Art

    440pp, 300 colour and 100 b/w plates.Winner of the 2013 David R. Coffin Publication Grant, given by the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Inspired by the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White, who viewed natural history as the common study of cultural and natural communities. Mark Laird is a historic landscape consultant and garden conservator and teaches landscape history at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

    Stock ID: 17450
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  • [ASHRIDGE] COULT Douglas
    A Prospect of Ashridge

    Chichester, Phillimore 1990

    262pp illustrated with b/w plates. Fine in dust wrapper. Readable account of the estate and mansion drawing on contemporary accounts and archival material. Extensive material on the work of the Bridgewater - the Canal Duke - with a chapter on the gardens and park including details of the work of Repton. Brown is responsible for the "golden valley" at Ashridge, made in a narrow dry valley edged with curving woodland at its edges. Useful overview on the history of the estate.

    Stock ID: 18077
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    A Sketch-Book of R Caldecott's reproduced by Edmund Evans the Engraver and Printer

    London and New York George Routledge & Sons nd c1883

    48pp Long 8vo. Contrasting cloth with title on upper board. Bookplate from "Yews" on front paste down. Colour and sepia lithographic prints. Lightly rubbed on spine and boards a little grubby else good copy. From the collection of James Morton (Sundour Fabrics). The sketchbook was made in 1870-75 depicting natural history subjects. The reproduced printed version of the sketch book was issued in c1883. Randolph Caldecott, born 1846, died in 1886 in Florida after he went there to find sunnier climes to counter his ill health where he was caught out by an exceptional cold snap.

    Stock ID: 18210
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