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  • 1851 and the Crystal Palace by HOBHOUSE, Christopher
    HOBHOUSE, Christopher
    1851 and the Crystal Palace being an account of the Great Exhibition and its contents; of Joseph Paxton; and the erection, the subsequent history and the destruction of his masterpiece.....

    London John Murray [1939] 1950 Revised edition

    181pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Introduction by Osbert Lancaster. Decorate end papers. Decorated boards with dust wrapper the latter a bit chipped with about 2.5cm torn away against lower board.

    Stock ID: 21876
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  • A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages by Signed by Claes Oldenburg (OLDENBURG) CELANT Germano
    Signed by Claes Oldenburg (OLDENBURG) CELANT Germano
    A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen

    Sunderland Northern Centre for Contemporary Arts, sponsored by the Henry Moore Foundation et al. 1988

    234 pages of bw and colour photographs and illustrations of art work by the artists. Stiff card covers with illustrated wrappers over. Loosely inserted private view card for the Leeds showing of this exhibition and an associated press release. Signed on the half title by Claes Oldenburg. Great catalogue made for a major touring show of works made by Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen.

    Stock ID: 21280
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  • A Catalogue of Netherlandish and North European Roundels in Britain by COLE, William.
    COLE, William.
    A Catalogue of Netherlandish and North European Roundels in Britain

    Oxford Oxford University Press 1993

    342 pp. B/w ills throughout. 4to. Cloth cover. The first catalogue of Britain's collection of 16th and 17th century stained glass roundels, mostly from Holland and Belgium. An important source book for researchers of drawings and engravings, and students of stained glass. Bookplate of Richard Marks on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 21445
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  • ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE
    A Collection of Coloured Plates from Academy Architecture

    London Alex Koch & Sons nd c1916

    Unpaginated. c60pp single sided illustrations which first appeared in Academy Architecture. In each case, the architect, location and details of the building illustrated is given. A wide variety of architects both in the UK and Europe are noted. Red cloth. Gilt titles on upper board. No title page. In most cases the year in which the illustration appeared is given. Generally between 1902 and 1915 although some illustrations appear without dates. Curious compilation. With bookplate of Colin Amery on front paste down and pencil signature of a former owner as H E Hills dated May 30th 1916.

    Stock ID: 21559
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  • [BOURNVILLE] WRAY W. J. and FERGUSON, M. A, Editors
    A Day continuation School at Work Papers by Twelve Contributors

    London Longmans Green and Co. 1920

    212pp illustrated with b/w plates showing adolescent children at work at these schools. Ex Cocoa Works Library, Rowntree York and with stamp of Joseph Rowntree Homestead Library on front end paper. Class mark on spine. Paper spine label rubbed and chipped. Corners of boards bumped. Insightful on education organised separately for boys and girls. Cadbury Bournville's commitment to the education and welfare of its employees and family is fascinating. This book provides papers on the various aspects of education it covered including natural history, arts and crafts, science, physical training for girls, mathematics. The Bournville experiment ran between 1913 - 1946 but this book advocates the wider adoption of the principles. It aimed…

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    London Longmans Green and Co. 1920

    212pp illustrated with b/w plates showing adolescent children at work at these schools. Ex Cocoa Works Library, Rowntree York and with stamp of Joseph Rowntree Homestead Library on front end paper. Class mark on spine. Paper spine label rubbed and chipped. Corners of boards bumped. Insightful on education organised separately for boys and girls. Cadbury Bournville's commitment to the education and welfare of its employees and family is fascinating. This book provides papers on the various aspects of education it covered including natural history, arts and crafts, science, physical training for girls, mathematics. The Bournville experiment ran between 1913 - 1946 but this book advocates the wider adoption of the principles. It aimed to offer young employees access to education. The chapters in the book by different contributors basically show the experience of their writers. Given the date of the book it insightful on the range of education for girls.

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    Stock ID: 21729
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  • URE, Andrew.
    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines containing a clear exposition of their principles ad practice

    London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans 1839

    1334pp, illustrated with twelve hundred and forty engravings on wood. 8vo. Rebound with brown cloth and gilt lettering to make a sturdy copy. Huge early Victorian compendium of information about almost everything technical from printing to glass making etc. by this renowned dictionary maker. This is the first edition but the dictionary was subsequently reprinted in many editions even after the death of Ure in 1857.

    Stock ID: 21760
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  • A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden by CRANE, Walter. [1845-1919]
    CRANE, Walter. [1845-1919]
    A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden

    New York & London Harper & Brothers 1899

    46pp. French fold pages. Small 4to. Cloth which is decorated on the upper and lower boards and spine. Decorated end papers. Printed by Edmund Evans and Bound by Leighton, Son & Hodge. Colour litho illustrations throughout depicting floral imagery with figures linked to period folklore evoking an idealised society.

    Stock ID: 21028
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  • A History of Architecture by First edition FLETCHER Prof. Banister & FLETCHER Banister F
    First edition FLETCHER Prof. Banister & FLETCHER Banister F
    A History of Architecture

    London B.T.Batsford 1896

    xv + 313pp +8pp ads, 115 collotype plates + 100s of text ills. . Sm 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Very slightly rubbed at top of spine. Gutta percha repaired to make a good copy with reinforcements on inner hinges. Some slight foxing to prelims, index and advert pages at the back. Very good of the first edition of this enduring study of architecture on the comparative method. Loosely inserted bill from book binder who repaired the book.

    Stock ID: 21699
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  • BROWN. Sarah (Ed),
    A History of the Stained Glass of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

    Windsor Dean and Canons of Windsor 2005

    263 pp. 97 bw ills, 12 colour plates. Decorated, laminated wrappers. Small bump at top spine edge else fine copy, as new. Pioneering study exploring the history of the chapel's stained glass, by a team of distinguished stained glass historians and heraldic scholars, revealing a microcosm of English stained glass design across the centuries. With essays by Martin Harrison, Michael Archer, Peter J. Begent, Sarah Baylis, William Cole and Hilary Wayment.

    Stock ID: 21597
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  • A House of Pomegranates by [KING, Jessie M] WILDE, Oscar
    [KING, Jessie M] WILDE, Oscar
    A House of Pomegranates

    London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1915

    vi + 162pp illustrated with full colour title page and 16 further mounted illustrations in colour by Jessie M. King. Decorated end papers also by King as is the binding design. Royal blue cloth with orange decorative motifs and lettering. Slightly faded on the spine else a very good copy of this title where the blue and orange binding is very crisp. The book comprises four fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1891: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-Child. Jessie M. King was made Tutor in Book Decoration and Design at Glasgow School of Art in 1899 and was…

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    London: Methuen and Co. Ltd. 1915

    vi + 162pp illustrated with full colour title page and 16 further mounted illustrations in colour by Jessie M. King. Decorated end papers also by King as is the binding design. Royal blue cloth with orange decorative motifs and lettering. Slightly faded on the spine else a very good copy of this title where the blue and orange binding is very crisp. The book comprises four fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1891: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-Child. Jessie M. King was made Tutor in Book Decoration and Design at Glasgow School of Art in 1899 and was influenced by Mackintosh's circle and European traditions of art nouveau. By 1911 she had moved to Paris and with her husband founded the Shieling Atelier. it is argued some of her best illustration work evolved whilst there where she knew, amongst others, Léon Bakst.

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    Stock ID: 21084
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  • A Masque of Days by [CRANE, Walter]
    [CRANE, Walter]
    A Masque of Days Words by Elia, Dresses and Decorations by Walter Crane

    London, Melbourne and Paris Cassell and Company 1901

    Unpaginated. [4]pp prelims + 40pp, French fold pages. 285 x 210mm. Cloth spine, Paper covered boards. Decorated end papers. Slightly rubbed at edges else good copy. Essays of Elia is a collection of essays written by Charles Lamb; it was first published in book form in 1823, with a second volume, Last Essays of Elia, issued in 1833 by the publisher Edward Moxon. Illustrated in colour throughout; each page has an image with text inset.

    Stock ID: 21032
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  • A Record of the International Fire Exhibition organised under the auspices of the British Fire Prevention Committee .. by SACHS, Edwin O.
    SACHS, Edwin O.
    A Record of the International Fire Exhibition organised under the auspices of the British Fire Prevention Committee .. Earls Court London 1903

    London by The British Fire Prevention Committee 1903

    304pp + lxxi + [4]pp appendix +270 plates + fold out plan of the exhibition forming last page. Red gilt decorated loth. Head and base of spine chipped. Decorated end papers, these a little age toned. The exhibition included examples of the latest fire fighting equipment and there was also a substantial loan of items on the history of fire including paintings, models, historical equipment etc. Sachs is best known for his writing on Theatre Architecture. Sach wrote the introduction to this huge catalogue.

    Stock ID: 21864
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  • DOBSON, Edward
    A Rudimentary Treatise on the Manufacture of Bricks and Tiles containing an outline of the principles of brickmaking

    London, Weale's Rudimentary Series no 23 1882

    7th edition revised with additions by Robert Mallet. 276pp + c30pp catalogue of the Weale's publications. Good copy. Paper label on spine a little worn and faded. Covers manufacture of bricks, the variety of types of bricks and tiles from pantiles to encaustic tiles. Engraved plates throughout.

    Stock ID: 21393
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  • ROBINSON Professor, PRICE AND TREDGOLD
    A Rudimentary Treatise on the Principles of Construction in the Carpentry and Joinery of Roofs

    London . J Virtue and Co. Weale's Series no 12 no date 1859

    101pp illustrated with 34 illustrative wood engraved diagrams including some fold outs + c30pp Weale's catalogues at the end. . Flimsy boards with original blind stamped cloth. Gilt lettered. Paper spine label a little worn and faded. Very good.

    Stock ID: 21394
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  • A Town Called Alcan, 4 Circuit Linear Towns, Alcan The Scanner and Notation: The Observant Layman's Code for his Environment by ALCAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    ALCAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    A Town Called Alcan, 4 Circuit Linear Towns, Alcan The Scanner and Notation: The Observant Layman's Code for his Environment

    London Alcan Industries Limited. 1964-1968

    Four volumes produced over a four year period. Alcan, producers and sheet aluminium produced these ground breaking publications. The first booklet " A Town called Alcan" was devoted to the theory of the Circuit Linear Town. The second booklet showed the application of Gordon Cullen's theory to four very different areas of Britain: The Solway, Solent, Redrose and London, The next publication "The Scanner" introduced human, social and physical matters which needed to be considered in any planning operation. The final booklet Notation is Gordon Cullen's last publication and appeared in the architectural press in 1967. Hard to find all together. These are a fascinating series of publications which form the corner stone along…

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    London Alcan Industries Limited. 1964-1968

    Four volumes produced over a four year period. Alcan, producers and sheet aluminium produced these ground breaking publications. The first booklet " A Town called Alcan" was devoted to the theory of the Circuit Linear Town. The second booklet showed the application of Gordon Cullen's theory to four very different areas of Britain: The Solway, Solent, Redrose and London, The next publication "The Scanner" introduced human, social and physical matters which needed to be considered in any planning operation. The final booklet Notation is Gordon Cullen's last publication and appeared in the architectural press in 1967. Hard to find all together. These are a fascinating series of publications which form the corner stone along with Cullen's Townscape book on approaches to planning urban space. All in very good condition. The first volume includes a typed letter from the Company Marketing manager, E W O'Loughlin, introducing the booklet series on Alcan Industries Headed notepaper.

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    Stock ID: 21131
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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 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: 21595
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  • A Visit to Brantwood by DEARDON J S [Introduction] TALBOT, Fanny
    DEARDON J S [Introduction] TALBOT, Fanny
    A Visit to Brantwood

    Bembridge The Ruskin Association 1980

    Unpaginated booklet,comprising introduction by J S Deardon and printed account from a manuscript of a visit to Brantwood by Fany Talbot. Unpainated 16pp. Bound with marbled boards and end papers and paste down label. Inside is a typed note "Just a trifle from the Malvern Link Bindery. Simple and plain like the binder!" You might send another copy with respects. The manuscript was found by architectural historian and devotee of Ruskin, the late John Hutchinson of York. The introduction by James Deardon explains the origin of the manuscript. Fine. Pamphlet printed by the Yellowsands Press, Bembridge. Isle of Wight.

    Stock ID: 21116
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  • A Young Man Comes to London: by [DORCHESTER HOTEL] ARLEN, Michael. et. al.
    [DORCHESTER HOTEL] ARLEN, Michael. et. al.
    A Young Man Comes to London: an original short story ...

    London printed by the Marchalsea Press. J. J. Keliher & Co. Ltd., London [1932]

    with contribution on the hotel design issues by Francis Towne and its architectural solutions by C H Reily. 48pp, 6 colour fold out illustrations + b/w line ills in the texts. 4to. Decorated cloth with paste down label on upper wrapper. Small chip from front paste down. Design of cloth and end papers match. Art deco style. A brief history of a new enterprise by Sir Francis TOWLE, An architect's problem - how it was solved by Professor C.H. REILLY, Some facts and figures about the Dorchester by Sir Malcolm McApline. The The Lounge, The Foyer, The Spanish (Grill) Room, The Restaurant, The Ballroom, The…

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    London printed by the Marchalsea Press. J. J. Keliher & Co. Ltd., London [1932]

    with contribution on the hotel design issues by Francis Towne and its architectural solutions by C H Reily. 48pp, 6 colour fold out illustrations + b/w line ills in the texts. 4to. Decorated cloth with paste down label on upper wrapper. Small chip from front paste down. Design of cloth and end papers match. Art deco style. A brief history of a new enterprise by Sir Francis TOWLE, An architect's problem - how it was solved by Professor C.H. REILLY, Some facts and figures about the Dorchester by Sir Malcolm McApline. The The Lounge, The Foyer, The Spanish (Grill) Room, The Restaurant, The Ballroom, The Park Lounge (overlooking Hyde Park).

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    Stock ID: 21768
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  • AGIUS, Pauline, [editor] JONES, Stephen [Intro]
    Ackerman's Regency Furniture & Interiors

    Crowood 1984

    200pp illustrated with50 colour, 200 b&w plates. A comprehensive survey of the Regency furniture and interior views which appeared in the 'Repository of Arts' between 1809-1828 with a descriptive text and background information. The illustrations provide a valuable source book for furniture design, interior decoration and window curtain treatments.

    Stock ID: 21341
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  • Addition [Folio IX] by HOLMES, Andrew.
    HOLMES, Andrew.
    Addition [Folio IX]

    London Architectural Association 1986

    28pp booklet + 20 silkscreen prints which assembled form a print 1525x1120mm. Large square 4to in presentation black box with white title on front. Vg. Published to coincide with an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Andrew Holmes. Published as as edition of one thousand numbered 1/1000 this being number 146. Holmes has used this Folio to continue his explorations by creating twenty silkscreen fragments which when put together create dramatic 4 x 5 foot detail of Richard Rogers' hi-tech Inmos building.

    Stock ID: 9923
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