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  • 11 Los Angeles Artists by TUCHMAN, Maurice and LIVINGSTON, Jane [ Curators ]
    TUCHMAN, Maurice and LIVINGSTON, Jane [ Curators ]
    11 Los Angeles Artists

    London Whitechapel 1971

    Unpagnated c40pp 98 numbers described, some illustrated in colour and b/w. 4to. Decorated wrappers. T These a little worn with some foxing on lower wrapper. The First European Exhibition of Art from Los Angeles. 11 Los Angeles Artists was curated by Maurice Tuchman and Jane Livingston from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition featured the work of a 'small diverse group of artists', many of them only recently out of art school. Some of these younger artists, including Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, John McLaughlin, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha and William Wegman, were little known in the US outside a small number of alternative galleries. Held at the almost new Hayward Gallery on London's…

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    London Whitechapel 1971

    Unpagnated c40pp 98 numbers described, some illustrated in colour and b/w. 4to. Decorated wrappers. T These a little worn with some foxing on lower wrapper. The First European Exhibition of Art from Los Angeles. 11 Los Angeles Artists was curated by Maurice Tuchman and Jane Livingston from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition featured the work of a 'small diverse group of artists', many of them only recently out of art school. Some of these younger artists, including Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, John McLaughlin, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha and William Wegman, were little known in the US outside a small number of alternative galleries. Held at the almost new Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.

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    Stock ID: 20772
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  • 44 Berkeley Square by LORD Kinross [commentary] DAINTREY Adrian [illustrations]
    LORD Kinross [commentary] DAINTREY Adrian [illustrations]
    44 Berkeley Square

    London privately printed at the Curwen Press 1962

    no 219 of 600 copies printed. Illustrations by Adrian Daintrey, two in colour. Marbled boards. Very good indeed. In 1963, 44 Berkeley Square opened as The Clermont Club with Annabel's nightclub in the basement. It operated until 2018. It was the destination of of royalty, fashion icons, recording stars and Hollywood greats alike. The booklet is a history of the house which, when first built, was ''the most aristocratic address in mid-Georgian London'' and designed by William Kent. The publication was probably produced in association with the acquisition of the building for the Clermont Club in 1962 by John Aspinall.

    Stock ID: 20528
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  • 5 Devon Potters by Signed by all five potters DAVIES, Peter
    Signed by all five potters DAVIES, Peter
    5 Devon Potters

    Produced by Jones & Palmer Ltd nd 2004

    96pp, with full page colour illustrations of the pots featured. 4to. Cloth bound. Very good with dust wrapper. Introduction by Tanya Harrod. Photography by Chris Chapman. Features the work of Svend Bayer, Bruce Chivers, Clive Bowen, Nic Collins, Tim Andrews. Beautifully produced study of contemporary ceramics.

    Stock ID: 20833
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  • WARHOL, Andy.
    A By Andy Warhol

    Grove Press, Inc, 1968

    First edition. First printing 451pp Dust jacket and edges shows shelf wear and has a number of short tears along top edge. Not price clipped but inner flap has been creased. Cloth a little faded along lower edge. he Pop Art legend's first novel, consisting of transcriptions of conversations between the author and Factory-figure Ondine. From the collection of Eduardo Paolozzi but without his ownership signature. Slight musty smell.

    Stock ID: 20830
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  • HARRIS John
    A Catalogue of British Drawings For Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture, and Landscape Gardening, 1550-1900, in American Collections.

    Upper Saddle River, New Jersey Gregg Press 1971

    355 pp + 263 illustrations. Quarto. Blue lettered cloth. Good copy. Bookplate of Henry Potts on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 20545
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  • A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh by ABERCROMBIE, Prof. Patrick.
    ABERCROMBIE, Prof. Patrick.
    A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1949.

    115 pgs.54 plates. and many tables and diagrams. Also 25 folding colour maps (3 in pocket at end). Decorative Cloth. Vg with slightly worn dw. Beautifully produced survey and plan for Edinburgh. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20228
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  • A Complete Catalogue of Garden Furniture and Ornament by [ BALLIE SCOTT] WHITE, John P. for the Pyghtle Works
    [ BALLIE SCOTT] 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. Good copy. 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. Stamp on half title announcing the London…

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    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. Good copy. 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. Stamp on half title announcing the London Office has removed to 123 Bond Street.

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    Stock ID: 20685
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  • CRITTALL W. F.
    A Metal Window Dictionary Containing illustrated descriptions of technical terms used in manufacture and installation

    London B T Batsford 1953

    printed at the Curwen Press. 82pp illustrated with blue line ills adjacent to the text. A-Z of technical terms relating to metal windows produced as an aid to trainees, architectural students and builders. Decorated cloth covered boards, black cloth spine with gilt lettering. Very good.

    Stock ID: 20501
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  • RAWNSLEY, H. D.
    A Nation's Heritage

    London George Allen & Unwin 1920

    160pp 8 full page plates. 8vo blue boards with paste down title. Account of a summer tour of National Trust 'possessions' (national parks, reserves, houses etc) in the West of Britain. Rawnsley is remembered chiefly for his campaigns to preserve the Lake District landscape and as a founder of the National Trust. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 20239
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  • A New Orchard and Garden. Or The Best Way for Planting Graffing and to make Ground Good etc with the Country House-wife Garden for Herbs etc and The Husbandary of Bees. by LAWSON [William]
    LAWSON [William]
    A New Orchard and Garden. Or The Best Way for Planting Graffing and to make Ground Good etc with the Country House-wife Garden for Herbs etc and The Husbandary of Bees.

    London:Cresset Press 1927

    xxvi, 116pp with 20 woodcut illustrations. Boards slightly worn at edges and on spine, otherwise vg. No 67 of 650 copies of this lovely facsimile edition of a classic text by a 16th century Yorkshire gardener. With a preface by Eleanor Sinclair Rohde. Printed in Monotype Cochin.

    Stock ID: 12485
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  • SILVER, George.
    A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys with an Appendix, Containing Various Extracts Connected with the Subject, and Testimonials of the Author's Experience.

    Glasgow, Blackie & Son 1836

    vi, 114pp. Green cloth. small 8vo. No title labels. Yellow end papers. Good copy. Dedication leaf to The Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Moray. Proposes remedies developed over a long career. The appendix starts at page 50 and thereafter there is a fascinating list of places where George Silver has worked as "smoke curer" and some case studies of how he proceeded with his cures. A quirky little book. Unusual.

    Stock ID: 20839
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  • [LORD LEVERHULME AND RIVINGTON] IRVINE, Wm. Fergusson.
    A Short History of the Township of Rivington in the County of Lancaster with some Account of the Church and Grammar School

    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have…

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    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have set fire to it on 7 July 1913. It was rebuilt but was demolished after the war finally. The park area was a philanthropic gesture for the people of Lancashire. His scheme included a scaled down version of Liverpool Castle which is beside the reservoir. He renovated a series of old barns on the site to be used as public halls for tea dances etc. The park remains open today.

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    Stock ID: 20558
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  • Advertising Art: tricks of the trade by HALL Dixi Gail
    HALL Dixi Gail
    Advertising Art: tricks of the trade

    Walter F Foster nd c1950

    40pp illustrated with 4 monotone and many b/w plates. Folio. Stapled. Striking colour wrappers. USA graphic designer ending up eventually with his own Hollywood advertising agency moving on to Laguna Beach where he specialised in design and illustration.

    Stock ID: 20278
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  • AIA The Story of the Artists International Association 1933-1953 by [AIA] MORRIS, Lynda and RADFORD, Robert.
    [AIA] MORRIS, Lynda and RADFORD, Robert.
    AIA The Story of the Artists International Association 1933-1953

    Oxford Museum of Modern Art 1983

    96pp illustrated. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Good copy. Founded in 1933 as an informal group the AIA became a radical force initially along pre societ lines but ceasing to be a political force in the 1950s. Year by year analysis of what the Association did in the first 20 years of its existence.

    Stock ID: 20822
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  • SEXTON, R. W. [Foreword by Raymond M. Hood, A.I.A.]
    American apartment houses, hotels and apartment hotels of today

    New York Architectural Book Publishing Company, inc nd 1929

    v, [1], 332 p. incl. front., illus., plans. Blue lettered cloth. 4to. Head of spine a little worn else good copy.

    Stock ID: 20612
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  • An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical by (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical

    Manchester, J.E. Cornish 1897

    xv+351pp plus 6 b/w tissue guarded plates. 4to. Original cloth-backed lettered boards. A little scuffed at edges, else good. Very useful biography of this architect and amateur actor from the North West of England. Derbyshire (1839-1908) worked in the Gothic and classical idioms on a number of civic projects and churches, but was chiefly known as a theatre architect, designing theatres in Manchester (including the Comedy Theatre and the Palace Theatre) and redesigning the Lyceum in London. This fascinating book is very hard to find.

    Stock ID: 10682
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  • LOUDON, J.C.
    An Encyclodaedia of Cottage, Farm, and Villa Architecture and Furniture... Containing numerous designs for dwellings, from the villa to the cottage and the farm, including farm houses, farmeries, and other agricultural buildings; country inns, public houses, and parochial schools: with the requisite fittings-up, fixtures and furniture and appropriate offices, gardens and garden scenery.

    Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans [1846] 1853

    Reprint of the 1846 edition which was revised and expanded then edited by Mrs Loudon. xxiv 1317, i iipp with more than 2342 engravings, plus 32pp publisher's catalogue. A very good copy in original embossed cloth; slightly rubbed at corners and hinges. Printed end papers listing Lardner's Caminet Cyclopaedia. Bound by Westley & Co Firar Street London. J C Loudon's immense and invaluable work was first published in 1833 with the aim of helping to 'improve the dwellings of the great mass of society'. This 1846 edition is significantly expanded, with a large amount of additional information and examples: essentially a combination of the first edition and its supplement, with a new…

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    Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans [1846] 1853

    Reprint of the 1846 edition which was revised and expanded then edited by Mrs Loudon. xxiv 1317, i iipp with more than 2342 engravings, plus 32pp publisher's catalogue. A very good copy in original embossed cloth; slightly rubbed at corners and hinges. Printed end papers listing Lardner's Caminet Cyclopaedia. Bound by Westley & Co Firar Street London. J C Loudon's immense and invaluable work was first published in 1833 with the aim of helping to 'improve the dwellings of the great mass of society'. This 1846 edition is significantly expanded, with a large amount of additional information and examples: essentially a combination of the first edition and its supplement, with a new glossary by Mrs Loudon. Hard to find in this condition. Some pages uncut.

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    Stock ID: 20327
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  • An Enquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: by WINSTON. Charles,
    WINSTON. Charles,
    An Enquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: With Hints on Glass Painting by the late Charles Winston.

    Oxford James Parker and Co. 1867

    8vo, two volume set. Red gilt decorated cloth with tracery outline on upper boards. Repaired on spines to make a good set. Bookplate of Anthony St John Midman Carew in each copy and also pen signature on end papers of Helen Armory Vol. I, i-xxiv, 422pp + [2pp adverts] + 27 b/w ills. Vol. II, i-iv, 98pp, + list of 75 ills. 23 pages of text that identify 49 b/w and 26 hand coloured illustrations. Volume Two with attractive hand coloured frontispiece. Important study of stained glass techniques, including examination of borders, patterns, figures and foliage.

    Stock ID: 20736
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  • An Essay on the Construction, Hanging and Fastening of Gates; Exemplified in six quarto plates by PARKER, Thomas N.
    PARKER, Thomas N.
    An Essay on the Construction, Hanging and Fastening of Gates; Exemplified in six quarto plates

    London Printed by C Whittingham, Dean Strreet, Fetter Lane for Lackington, Allen and Co 1804

    Second edition, revised. vi + [2 advertisement & errata] + 116pp illustrated. Rebound with quarter green morocco, marbled boards and matching end papers, gilt rulings and title to make a very good copy. Six fold out engraved plates. Title page a little dusty and some scattered foxing else a very good copy. Standard work on how to make gates, drawing on the authors' experience of working in Shropshire. Superb illustrations on the details of construction including hinges and fastenings for which the book is praised by John Claudius Loudon.

    Stock ID: 20615
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  • An Exhibition for Modern Living by (DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS - LANDMARK EXHIBITION ) (GIRARD, Alexander H. [Curator] LAURIE, W.D.
    (DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS - LANDMARK EXHIBITION ) (GIRARD, Alexander H. [Curator] LAURIE, W.D.
    An Exhibition for Modern Living

    Michigan USA The Detroit Institute of Arts 1949

    102pp illus with b/w plates and line ills including superb drawings by Saul Steinberg in essay form based on the theme of "how others see us". Views of exhibition rooms, general views of the exhibition, Index of designers, Index of exhibitors. Spiral bound. 4to. Decorated wrappers also by Saul Steinberg. Objects selected for the exhibition include glass, chairs silverware, gardeners' tools kitchen wear etc. Fantastic exhibition catalogue. The rooms of the exhibition were furnished by key designers of the day including Ray and Charles Eames where Ray prepared this colourful sketch of the layout. Other designers included Eva Zeisel, Thonet, Harry Weese, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, & George Nelson, Custom exhibition…

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    Michigan USA The Detroit Institute of Arts 1949

    102pp illus with b/w plates and line ills including superb drawings by Saul Steinberg in essay form based on the theme of "how others see us". Views of exhibition rooms, general views of the exhibition, Index of designers, Index of exhibitors. Spiral bound. 4to. Decorated wrappers also by Saul Steinberg. Objects selected for the exhibition include glass, chairs silverware, gardeners' tools kitchen wear etc. Fantastic exhibition catalogue. The rooms of the exhibition were furnished by key designers of the day including Ray and Charles Eames where Ray prepared this colourful sketch of the layout. Other designers included Eva Zeisel, Thonet, Harry Weese, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, & George Nelson, Custom exhibition rooms by Alvar Aalto, Jens Risom, Bruno Mathsson, Florence Knoll and many others.

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    Stock ID: 20691
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