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  • [ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, BURFORD]
    10 greetings card c1949 issued as souvenirs

    Burford Church is one of the most visited in the Oxfordshire area. This small group of souvenir cards c1949 are from original rubbings by Benjiman Consitt Boulter and similarly the drawings are by him. He was a British schoolmaster and illustrator (1876-1960) who as well as these cards illustrated the guide book to the church issued to visitors at the time.

    Stock ID: 22282
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  • 1951 Design Congress: Theme Design Policy in Industry as a responsibility of High Level Management by [COID]
    [COID]
    1951 Design Congress: Theme Design Policy in Industry as a responsibility of High Level Management

    The Council of Industrial Design 1951

    Series of papers, each with separate pagination, bound together each with paper title page giving title and presenter of each. Long 4to. Crème cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Primary paper by Colin S. Anderson, Director Green & Co Ltd, Managers of the Orient Line. [10pp] Main papers by Prof Egidio Bonfante, Advisor toe Olivetti, [11pp] Dante Giacosa, Director of Engineering of S. A. Fiat, [10pp] Harold Hartley, Chairman of Radiation Ltd, [9pp, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Vice President of Corning Glass Works, [13pp] C. H. Jackson, BOAC Executive on Industrial design in British Overseas Airways Corporation [11pp] Lord Latham, Chair of London Transport on Design in London Transport [8pp] Kenneth…

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    The Council of Industrial Design 1951

    Series of papers, each with separate pagination, bound together each with paper title page giving title and presenter of each. Long 4to. Crème cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Primary paper by Colin S. Anderson, Director Green & Co Ltd, Managers of the Orient Line. [10pp] Main papers by Prof Egidio Bonfante, Advisor toe Olivetti, [11pp] Dante Giacosa, Director of Engineering of S. A. Fiat, [10pp] Harold Hartley, Chairman of Radiation Ltd, [9pp, Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Vice President of Corning Glass Works, [13pp] C. H. Jackson, BOAC Executive on Industrial design in British Overseas Airways Corporation [11pp] Lord Latham, Chair of London Transport on Design in London Transport [8pp] Kenneth Lee Chairman of Tootal Broadhurst Lee on Textile Manufacture [8pp] + a series 14 further secondary papers themed on aspects of industrial design. Ex Royal Society of Arts library with class mark on spine and paper label on rear paste down.

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    Stock ID: 22439
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  • 4 + 1 Peter Slater: Building Projects by [SLATER]
    [SLATER]
    4 + 1 Peter Slater: Building Projects

    Black Dog Publishing 2000

    97 + [4]pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to Wrappers. Features, Osaka Folly, Thai Fish Restaurant, Inami Woodcarving Museum, Kamiichi Mountain Pavilion and Ramshorn Church Yard. Essays by Andrew Higgott, Robert Harbison and Peter Beardsell. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 22742
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  • (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. With short supplement in matching blue wrappers.

    Stock ID: 22262
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  • A Book of American Trade-Marks & Devices by SINEL, Joseph (compiler)
    SINEL, Joseph (compiler)
    A Book of American Trade-Marks & Devices

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924

    Limited Edition. 1086/2050. 64pp Illustrated with engravings. Uncut. 4to. Quarter black cloth, printed paper boards. Edges a little rubbed, corners worn else good copy. From the collection of Bob Brooks with his signature on front end paper. Brooks was a designer and artist based most of his life in Stoke on Trent.

    Stock ID: 22895
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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 but which has protected the cloth. Beautifully produced survey and plan for Edinburgh. Previous owner's name on front end paper.

    Stock ID: 22270
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  • A concise history and analysis of all the principal styles of architecture : by [BOID E] ANON
    [BOID E] ANON
    A concise history and analysis of all the principal styles of architecture : namely, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, that of the dark ages, of the Arabians and of the Normans; including a detailed description of the origin, progress and decline of the Gothic. To which is added, a sketch of the architecture of England, down to the present time. / By an amateur.

    London Horatio Phillips [1829]

    xx, [3]-212pp and 8 plates. 8vo. Edges uncut. Original boards, rebacked & with new spine label. Ex libri Roger Quick with note in pencil about the publication.

    Stock ID: 22315
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  • A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture 1900-1925 by BANHAM Reyner
    BANHAM Reyner
    A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture 1900-1925

    Cambridge, Mass MIT Press 1986

    266pp illustrated. 4to. First edition of this book by author of Theory and Design in the First Machine Age. On the relationship between U S industrial buildings and European design. Very good in good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 22024
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  • A Description of Fonthill Abbey Wiltshire illustrated by views drawn and engraved by J. Storer by First monograph on Fonthill Abbey [FONTHILL] STORER, James
    First monograph on Fonthill Abbey [FONTHILL] STORER, James
    A Description of Fonthill Abbey Wiltshire illustrated by views drawn and engraved by J. Storer

    London Published by W Clarke, J. Carpenter, W. Miller, C. Chappel, White and Cochrane, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Brodie and Co., and J. Storer: Coe, printer 1812

    24pp frontis + 6 plates and one vignette in the text. 258x132mm. Original boards with paste down title label [ cropped at corners]. "Views of the Abbey at Fonthill Wiltshire: accompanied with a particular description of that superb edifice". Corners and spine rebound with green morocco. Gilt decorated spine. Edges of all images foxed but actual images unaffected. First edition, the first monograph on Fonthill Abbey, it records the building and its interior as it was about to be completed for William Beckford; work finished in 1813. It effectively marks the completion…

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    London Published by W Clarke, J. Carpenter, W. Miller, C. Chappel, White and Cochrane, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Brodie and Co., and J. Storer: Coe, printer 1812

    24pp frontis + 6 plates and one vignette in the text. 258x132mm. Original boards with paste down title label [ cropped at corners]. "Views of the Abbey at Fonthill Wiltshire: accompanied with a particular description of that superb edifice". Corners and spine rebound with green morocco. Gilt decorated spine. Edges of all images foxed but actual images unaffected. First edition, the first monograph on Fonthill Abbey, it records the building and its interior as it was about to be completed for William Beckford; work finished in 1813. It effectively marks the completion of the north range of the building.

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    Stock ID: 22299
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  • A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Monuments & Tombstones in the Church of St. Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. by WELFORD Richard (Compiler.)
    WELFORD Richard (Compiler.)
    A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Monuments & Tombstones in the Church of St. Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

    London: Hamilton Adams and Co. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: M & M W Lambert, 1880

    [vi], 160pp, xiii[i]pp index and 'corrections and alterations.', 32 steel-engraved plates with tissue-guards, head and tailpieces, decorated capitals. 4to. Original red Morocco binding with gilt decorations and raised bands on the spine. Worn at head and base of spine else a very attractive copy.

    Stock ID: 22573
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  • A Friendly Alien: Ein Kunsthaus für Graz. Peter Cook and Colin Fournier by (COOK) BOGNER Dieter (Ed.)
    (COOK) BOGNER Dieter (Ed.)
    A Friendly Alien: Ein Kunsthaus für Graz. Peter Cook and Colin Fournier

    Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag 2004

    249pp with colour illustrations throughout. Square 4to in stiff card wrappers, fine. New copy. Radical architectural project in the Austrian city of Graz to produce a gallery space for contemporary art. Traces the building from conception to completion. Text in English and German.

    Stock ID: 22701
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  • A Garland of new songs, by L.F. by L.F. Fraser (Claud Lovat).
    L.F. Fraser (Claud Lovat).
    A Garland of new songs, by L.F.

    London [Westminister, Printed by A.T. Stevens for Flying Fame, 1913] 1913

    Broadsheet. Eight pages, 12mo. Unbound and unstitched. Unfolds into a single leaf. Illustrated with black and white illustrations. Some hand coloured. Eight pages, 12mo. Unbound and unstitched. Unfolds into a single leaf. Stamp of Eric H Dukes on one page. A little foxed. H. Printed on paper and unnumbered.

    Stock ID: 22810
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  • JACKSON, Rev. J.E.
    A Guide to Farleigh Hungerford, Co. Somerset Illustrated with ground plans and plates of arms, and an appendix of ancient manorial and ecclesiastical deeds by the Rev. J.E. Jackson

    London Houlston & Sons 1879

    Third Edition. Frontispiece, Title Page, iv + 141pp (including 2 sepia photogravure images and 3 b/w plates + 22 hand-coloured plates. Long Quarto. Original Paper Wraps, Green cloth spine with gilt titles. Top of spine bumped and a little chipped. Edges of wraps bumped and chipped at corners. Upper and verso covers slightly marked. Internally, good with some scattered foxing. Book plates of John E Pritchard and Josceline Grove on front past down and front free end paper. Farleigh House is a large country house, previously the centre of the Farleigh Hungerford estate, and has sometimes been called Farleigh New Castle. The castle was sold for salvage in 1705 to the Houlton family. It…

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    London Houlston & Sons 1879

    Third Edition. Frontispiece, Title Page, iv + 141pp (including 2 sepia photogravure images and 3 b/w plates + 22 hand-coloured plates. Long Quarto. Original Paper Wraps, Green cloth spine with gilt titles. Top of spine bumped and a little chipped. Edges of wraps bumped and chipped at corners. Upper and verso covers slightly marked. Internally, good with some scattered foxing. Book plates of John E Pritchard and Josceline Grove on front past down and front free end paper. Farleigh House is a large country house, previously the centre of the Farleigh Hungerford estate, and has sometimes been called Farleigh New Castle. The castle was sold for salvage in 1705 to the Houlton family. It is now a 'romantic ruin' since the 1730s, it retains two of its corner towers and in the ownership of English Heritage. The two sepia photographs usefully show the state of the property and its setting at the time of publication. Uncommon.

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    Stock ID: 22664
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  • A History of Dunster by MAXWELL LYTE, Sir H.C.
    MAXWELL LYTE, Sir H.C.
    A History of Dunster And of the Families of Mohun & Luttrell

    London The St. Catherine Press Ltd. 1909

    2 Vols. Miss Francis Mohun's copy of Maxwell Lyte's work. Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles. Gilt top edge. Cloth a little worn and spines slightly sunned. Some very light foxing and the occasional annotation/correction in Francis Mohun's hand. Bookplate of Josceline Grove on f.e.p of both volumes. Loosely inserted notes, press cuttings etc. commenting on marriages and deaths in the Mohun and Luttrell families. Part 1: xxi + 328pp. b/w illustrative plates including frontispiece of Sir John Luttrell with tissue guard. Slight foxing in some of the early pages, else good. Part II: p329 - 596. With b/w diagrams, plates, images etc. and a number of appendices to the text.…

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    London The St. Catherine Press Ltd. 1909

    2 Vols. Miss Francis Mohun's copy of Maxwell Lyte's work. Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles. Gilt top edge. Cloth a little worn and spines slightly sunned. Some very light foxing and the occasional annotation/correction in Francis Mohun's hand. Bookplate of Josceline Grove on f.e.p of both volumes. Loosely inserted notes, press cuttings etc. commenting on marriages and deaths in the Mohun and Luttrell families. Part 1: xxi + 328pp. b/w illustrative plates including frontispiece of Sir John Luttrell with tissue guard. Slight foxing in some of the early pages, else good. Part II: p329 - 596. With b/w diagrams, plates, images etc. and a number of appendices to the text. Some foxing throughout but good.

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    Stock ID: 22687
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  • A History of English Glass Painting by DRAKE Maurice
    DRAKE Maurice
    A History of English Glass Painting With Some Remarks on the Swiss Glass Miniatures of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.

    London, T. Werner Laurie Ltd. 1912

    x+226pp plus 36 plates from drawings by Wilfrid Drake. 4to in cloth-backed boards, slightly scuffed and bumped at corners and spine, but generally vg. Internally there is some spotting, confined to endpapers and the first 20pp. Important early survey of stained glass, extending from the seventh century to the Gothic revival. Later chapters deal with Heraldry, Swiss glass (as a point of comparison), decay and advice for the collector. With useful appendices and bibliographies of early material. Many of the lovely full page plates are in colour.

    Stock ID: 22272
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  • A History of Ford Abbey Dorsetshire by [FORD ABBEY] [ALLEN, M]
    [FORD ABBEY] [ALLEN, M]
    A History of Ford Abbey Dorsetshire

    London Hamilton Adams and Co 1846

    Frontis, iv+96pp. Small 8vo. Blind stamped red cloth with gilt monogram on upper board. Rebacked. Forde Abbey is a privately-owned former Cistercian monastery and Grade I listed building. Forde Abbey was bought by Edmund Prideaux, MP for Lyme Regis and Oliver Cromwell's Attorney General. Before his death in 1659 Prideaux converted the buildings from a monastic residence to a private home. It has 18th century gardens and a landscape park. This early guidebook describes the early history of the estate from the establishment of it as a monastic foundation to its conversion into a country house. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 22791
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  • ADSHEAD, S. D. with MINTER, C. J. and NEEDHAM C. W. C.,
    A Plan for the City of York York: A Plan for Progress and Preservation

    York York 1948

    14pp + 4pp b/w plates includes centre colour fold of plan, Decorated frontis. Wraps. 4to. Visionary plan for the historic core of York. Wrappers a little dusty else very good copy. With great illustrations by Patrick Hall what the city could look like with the historic walls revealed by the demolition of the buildings adjacent to them. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 22726
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  • COLLINGS, George
    A Practical Treatise on Handrailing Showing New and Simple Methods for Finding the Pitch of the Plank, Drawing the Moulds, Bevelling, Jointing-Up, and Squaring the Wreath

    London Crosby Lockwood and Co 1890 (1882)

    Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. With additional Treatise on Stairbuilding. With b/w diagrams throughout and 9 single-sided plates. Weale's Scientific & Educational Series, Number 230. x + 120pp + 16pp list of new Weale's publications + 40pp Crosby Lockwood & Co's Catalogue. Green blind stamped cloth with paper label. Book text preceded with list of Weale's publications on architectural subjects. Label slightly creased. Gilt titling on upper board somewhat discoloured. Half title page torn out at top edge. Otherwise a smart copy of this guide which was published a further 52 times.

    Stock ID: 22378
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  • Inscribed to Sir Denys Lasdun from Alastair Bolton. [LASDUN Sir Denys] WANG, Wilfried [ed.]; SCHUMACHER, Martin [intro.]
    A Question of Style

    London: RIBA 1978

    First Edition. 74pp. illustrations and line drawings. White card cover. 200mm x 200mm (8" x 8"). Includes contributions from Edward Cullinan, Philip Dowson, Ron Herron, Leon Krier, Sir Denys Lasdun, Robert Maxwell, Rijk Rietveld, Richard Rogers, Quinlan Terry and Piers Gough. Texts from a Colloquium on the intractable nature of style. Soul searching by key practitioners and theorists of the day. Bolton was one of the sub-editors of this publication. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 22641
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  • Signed dedication copy [BIG BEN ET. AL] DENNISON, Edmund Beckett
    A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks and Watches, and Bells; with a Full Account of the Westminster Clock and Bells

    London John Weale 1860

    4th Edition, revised and enlarged xi + [i] +434pp+ 24pp. Fold our frontis o the Great Westminster Clock mechanism. 8vo. Cloth. A little rubbed else good. 1860 was the year Big Ben became fully operational. Dedication copy from the author to Rev. Joseph Eddleston, At North Runcton July 21 1860

    Stock ID: 22318
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