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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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 History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed by  EASTLAKE  Charles L
    EASTLAKE Charles L
    A History of the Gothic Revival: an attempt to show how the taste for medaeval architecture which lintered in England during the last centuries has since been encouraged and developed

    London, Longmans Green and Co 1872

    xvi + 427 + (1)pp, 36 woodcut plates, 12 text ills, one leaf publishers' adverts. Many buildings illustrated erected between 1860 and 1870. This was the first published study on the gothic revival, and although it is widely available in a reprint this is a lovely copy of the original decorated and stamped cloth possibly designed by Eastlake to reflect the gothic subject matter of the book. Sl. rubbed at head and base of spine, scratch on spine and related small tear else a very good copy. Bookplate of William J Newton R S A and his stamp on half title.

    Stock ID: 19643
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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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  • EDWARDS Frederick
    A Treatise on Smoky Chimneys: their Cure and Prevention

    London Robert Hardwick (1860) 1868

    5th edition revised. iv + 59 + [1]pp, publishers advert + 40 lithographic images. Limp cloth 8vo. Slightly rubbed at edges else good copy. Study of types of grates, ventilation etc. by a manufacturer of "smokeless" fire grates. The first part of the book discusses causes of smoky chimneys an the remainder the solution. Useful introduction documenting a short list of other treatise of the subject published since the late 18th century. Frederick Edwards was highly regarded for his cures for this particular problem and advertised himself as "Stovemaker to her Majesty" at about the time of writing this book. He worked extensively with other stove makers including Edward Arnott for whom he manufactured the "smoke consuming fire grate."

    Stock ID: 18885
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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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  • SKEET, Holly. (author) BROWN, Chris. (illustrator)
    Albert for the High Jump

    London Hand and Eye Editions 2012

    An edition of 250 copies. (1) 14pp. Long 8vo decorated wrappers. B/w Linocuts by Chris Brown. Hand set in Plantin and Gill Sans Shadow Titling

    Stock ID: 19528
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  • Albert Renger-Patzsch: Joy before the object, essay by Donald Kuspit by  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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