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  • 1853-1934 Middle Class Furnishing by  (HEAL'S)
    (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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  • (THE SOLOMAN R. GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION)
    19 Arists Emergent Americans

    New York (THE SOLOMAN R GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION) 1981

    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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  • 50 Years Bauhaus by  (ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS)
    (ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS)
    50 Years Bauhaus German Exhibition, Sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany

    London (ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS) 1968

    363pp colour + b/w illustrations. Square 4to heavy card wrappers with illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly rubbed otherwise a very good copy. An attractive and extensive study to accompany the exhibition. It is divided into the following sections, 'Preliminary course and teaching', 'Workshops' 'Architecture + Design', 'Painting, Sculpture and Graphics', Life at the Bauhaus' and 'Continuation of teaching'. This structure gives the book an in-depth and concise overview of all aspects of Bauhaus teaching.

    Stock ID: 18195
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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 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 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 Full Life in the Country: by  (SUDBURY) JEREMIAH Keith (foreword by Lewis Mumford)
    (SUDBURY) JEREMIAH Keith (foreword by Lewis Mumford)
    A Full Life in the Country: The Sudbury & District Survey and Plan

    London B T Batsford 1949

    86pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills and colour fold out plans in pocket at the back. Decorated dust wrapper. 4to. A typical rural plan masquerading as a 40s Batsford book. lovely item. Ownership name on fep.

    Stock ID: 16400
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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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  • A Pattern of Language: towns, buildings, construction by  ALEXANDER Christopher, ISHIKAWA Sara, SILVERSTEIN Murray wirh JACOBSON Max, FIKSDAHL-KING Ingrid and ANGEL Shlomo,
    ALEXANDER Christopher, ISHIKAWA Sara, SILVERSTEIN Murray wirh JACOBSON Max, FIKSDAHL-KING Ingrid and ANGEL Shlomo,
    A Pattern of Language: towns, buildings, construction

    New York, Oxford University Press 1977

    1171pp illus. with b/w plates and line ills. Vg in dw. Volume 2 in the series which describes an entirely new attitude to architecture and planning. Provides the working language for those interested in building for themselves.

    Stock ID: 17236
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  • [CALDECOTT]
    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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  • A Treatise on Civil Architecture: in which the principles of that art are laid down and illustrated by a great number of plates accurately designed and elegantly engraved by the best hands by  CHAMBERS, Sir William, [1723-1796.]
    CHAMBERS, Sir William, [1723-1796.]
    A Treatise on Civil Architecture: in which the principles of that art are laid down and illustrated by a great number of plates accurately designed and elegantly engraved by the best hands

    Printed for the author by J Harberkorn in London.1759

    To be had at the author's house in Poland Street; likewise of A. Millar, J. Nourse, Wilson and Durham, T. Osborne in Gray's-Inn, J. and R. Dodesley in Pall-Mall, R. Sayer in Fleet-Street, Piers and Webley near Chancery-Lane, Holborn, and J. Gretton, in Old-Bond-Street, MDCCLIX First edition. [6],iv,85,[1]pp. 50 engraved plates Includes subscribers list. Folio. Full calf, raised bands, gilt tooled decorations, red gilt lettered spine label. Outer upper joint repaired to make very good copy of this influential text. ESTC T51636. Chambers was born in Sweden and died in London. He widely travelled including to China and studied in Paris. Important book which is truly an architectural highspot.

    Stock ID: 15924
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  • SUFFLING. Ernest R.,
    A Treatise on the Art of Glass Painting Prefaced with a Review of Ancient Glass

    London Scott Greenwood & Son 1902

    139 pp. colour frontis + 36 b/w ills. Dark green boards with embossed border, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Spine sl. faded. 8vo. Vg. Explains the art and mysteries of producing a stained glass window. Written by the author for both artist and general reader 'with an antiquarian turn of mind'. Chapters include Designing Scale Drawings, Cartoons and the Outline, The Various Kinds of Glass-Cutting for Windows, The Colours and Brushes used in Glass Paining, and Fret Lead Glazing. With 24-page 'Abridged Catalogue of Special Technical Books'. Two colour plates, called for on title page, not present, as usual.

    Stock ID: 17366
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  • SHARPE Edmund
    A Treatise on the Rise and Progress of Decorated Window Tracery in England: illustrated with ninety seven woodcuts and six engravings on steel with Decorated Windows: A Series of Illustrations of the Window Tracery of the Decorated Style of Ecclesiastical Architecture...

    London: John van Voorst 1849

    Vol. I: xii, 111pp, incl 97 ills and 6 plates; vol. II: 60 plates with a leaf of descriptive text. 228x150mm. Uniform blue gilt lettered cloth. Very good and very bright set of this study. Predates Sharpe's more well known treatise 'Architectural Parallels.'

    Stock ID: 6100
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  • (HONE) FROST. Stella (Ed.)
    A Tribute to Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett

    Dublin Browne and Nolan Limited. 1957

    77 pp. 12 plates in colour and b/w including colour frontispiece. 8vo. Buckram covered boards with title embossed on upper board. Small area of discolouration on buckram. Internally very good. Previous owner's signature on front end paper. Contributions and recollections dedicated to the memory of these two Irish artists, assessing their work, including notable figures, such as John Piper, Elizabeth Bowen, C.P. Curran, Raymond Mortimer and others. Both Evie Hone.[1894-1955] and Mainie Jellett [1897-1944] were important figure in Irish art history, both as an early proponents of abstract art and as a champions of the modern movement. Having met at Wesminster School of Art, they became life long friends, both trained under cubist teachers including Albert Glezies and André Lohte. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 17000
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  • CONNICK Charles (1875–1945)
    Adventures in Light and Color An Introduction to the Stained Glass Craft by Charles J. Connick, Master Craftsman.

    London George Harrap and Co Limited. 1937

    xvi, [2] 428 pages, Illustrated with tipped in colour plates on thick art grade paper on black backgrounds. 4to. Gilt lettered cloth. A little worn at edges else very good. With two loosely inserted printed greetings cards from Charles Connick dated 1940. Connick's studio continued to operate, and remained a leading producer of stained glass, until 1986. Connick's archive is at the Rotch Library, MIT Boston. Foreword by Charles D. Maginnis FHIH.

    Stock ID: 14501
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  • Albert Renger-Patzsch: Joy before the object, essay by Donald Kuspit by  RENGER-PATZSCH, Albert
    RENGER-PATZSCH, Albert
    Albert Renger-Patzsch: Joy before the object, essay by Donald Kuspit

    New York, Aperture, in association with Philadelphia Museum of Art c1993

    79pp, b/w photographs throughout, 8vo, pbk. Very good indeed. ISBN 0893815594. This is the first major publication in English on this influential German photographer, who is one of the founders of modern European photography.

    Stock ID: 14104
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  • JAY, Bill. edited by
    Album Vol 1,2,3

    London Aidan Ellis Tristram Powell 1970

    Vol 1 44pp b/w photographic plates. 4to, perfect binding, very good. In this issue, Bill Brandt, selection of photographs, many published for the first time. Profile of Jim Dine, an interview with Jeffrey Blankfort (official photographer for the Black panther Movement.) Vol 2 48pp b/w photographic plates. 4to, perfect binding, spine a little flimsy + minor bump at the base, else very good. In this issue Dr P H Emerson, Eugene Smith, Richard Hamilton, Bill Brandt amongst others. Vol 3 48 pp, b/w photographic plates, 4to, perfect binding, small mark to the front cover, slightly rubbed in places else very good. In this issue Eugène Atget, Tony Ray-Jones (cover image by Ray-Jones)'Album' was a monthly publication, founded and edited by Bill Jay, publishing 12 issues between 1970-1971. Although short lived, 'Album' featured many up and coming photographers who later gained greater notoriety.

    Stock ID: 18788
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