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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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  • 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 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. 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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  • 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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  • [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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Arch Bridges and Their Builders 1735-1835 by RUDDOCK, Ted.
    RUDDOCK, Ted.
    Arch Bridges and Their Builders 1735-1835

    Cambridge University Press 1979

    254pp illus with over 200 b/w plates. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Exhaustive study based on primary sources with much of individual bridge projects. Hard to find. With the bookplate of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20248
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  • Architectural Design 6 1973 Special Issue by [MILTON KEYNES ] PIDGEON, Monica
    [MILTON KEYNES ] PIDGEON, Monica
    Architectural Design 6 1973 Special Issue Milton Keynes

    London, The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1973

    Pagination 332 - 410 + [4]pp Bright green covers with photograph of the Milton Keynes Team by Jon Donat. The text on Milton Keynes runs from page 348 to end including period ads. It provides a progress report on developments from the birth of the idea of a "New City" in 1962. A review thus of the first decade of works. Very good copy of this issue.

    Stock ID: 20698
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  • Architectural Design August 1971 Special Issue by [ARCHIGRAM] PIDGEON, Monica
    [ARCHIGRAM] PIDGEON, Monica
    Architectural Design August 1971 Special Issue Archigram 1970-1971

    London, The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1971

    Pagination 460-520. Bright covers, Small advert clipped out of p520 not affecting the main part of the magazine. In this issue p485-507 given over to considering the work of archigram to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the broadsheet and 8th anniversary of the group and almost two year of Archigram the office. Portrait of key individuals on page 460. Contributions by Peter Vook, Ron Herron, David Green and others. Cover design of the whole magazine by Dian Jowsey, "Mon Repos" - Peter Smithson also contributed to this issue with an article on "repetition" as well as others on current architectural practice.

    Stock ID: 20695
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  • Architectural Design December 1972 Special Issue by [BUCKMINSTER FULLER] PIDGEON, Monica
    [BUCKMINSTER FULLER] PIDGEON, Monica
    Architectural Design December 1972 Special Issue R Buckminster Fuller Retrospective

    London, The Standard Catalogue Company Ltd. 1972

    Pagination 728-790pp Bright purple covers, portrait of Buckminster Fuller as part of a montage by Tervor Sutton. The text is a lengthy interview conducted by Mike Ben-Eli with a Christmas message from Buckminster Fuller. Other major article is by Monica Pidgeon on Campamentos, Latin American shanty towns. Very good copy of this issue.

    Stock ID: 20696
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  • Architecture Civile des Environs de Paris: Recueil d'architecture civile, contenant les plans coupes et élévations des chateaux, maisons de campagne, et habitations rurales, jardins anglais, temples, chaumières, kiosques, ponts, etc. situés aux environs de Paris'.Recueil d'architecture civile/ by KRAFFT, Jean Charles (1764-1833)
    KRAFFT, Jean Charles (1764-1833)
    Architecture Civile des Environs de Paris: Recueil d'architecture civile, contenant les plans coupes et élévations des chateaux, maisons de campagne, et habitations rurales, jardins anglais, temples, chaumières, kiosques, ponts, etc. situés aux environs de Paris'.Recueil d'architecture civile/ [Collection of Civil Architecture: containing plans, sections and elevations of castles, country houses, and rural dwellings, English gardens, temples, thatched cottages, kiosks, bridges, etc., located around Paris and in the neighbouring departments, with the interior decorations, and the detail concerning the beautification of the gardens]

    Paris J L Scherff 1812

    Initially published in 20 parts. This copy bound. Folio, recent quarter calf with gilt rulings, original marbled boards, new end papers. 120 b/w engraved plates including one double page one. Introduction in three languages, German, French and English. Features the work of contemporary architects including Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Julien-David LeRoy, and François-Joseph Belanger. Some foxing to title page and prelims. Plates in very good condition but some pages a little browned. Very good source for country houses and their elements in and around Paris.

    Stock ID: 20535
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  • Arts & Crafts in Yorkshire by ARMSTRONG Barrie and Wendy
    ARMSTRONG Barrie and Wendy
    Arts & Crafts in Yorkshire

    Wetherby Oblong Creative 2013

    370pp illustrated with colour plates. Decorated wrappers. Uniform with Arts and Crafts of the North West and Arts and Crafts of the North East. A fabulous gazetteer with scholarly notes on the arts, crafts, decorative metalwork and stained glass across the Region. A wonderful book which draws widely on the authors' knowledge and experience.

    Stock ID: 15693
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  • CORMACK P.
    Arts and Crafts Stained Glass

    London Yale University Press 2015

    336pp illustrated with sumptuous colour plates throughout. 4to. New, dust wrapper. Based on more than three decades of research, Arts & Crafts Stained Glass is the first study of how the late-19th-century Arts and Crafts Movement transformed the aesthetics and production of stained glass in Britain and America. Much on key individual designers and the role of Christopher Whall in the period in drawing attention to glass and teaching techniques. This is a democratic art in so far as both men and women were active in the craft at the time.

    Stock ID: 20565
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