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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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  • 40 Stores by ARCHITECTURAL FORUM: MAGAZINE OF BUILDING
    ARCHITECTURAL FORUM: MAGAZINE OF BUILDING
    40 Stores May 1948

    New York, Time Inc. 1948

    222pp with b/w and colour illustrations throughout. Wraps, a little dusty and chipped at base of spine. Covers 40 stores across America, each with illustration and brief commentary. Packed with period adverts in colour and black and white. Super period images of shops and stores of all sizes. Architects always given. Useful case studies for post war shopping in the USA.

    Stock ID: 10709
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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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  • 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 leather thong ties. Covers slightly grubby and bottom upper corner has a crease across it but lettering on upper board very bright. Additional to titles is the hand written ownership details. This is from the office of "Alfred Goslett & Co. Ltd, Antique Lead Glaziers, 26 Soho Square, London". Internal pages uniformly browned as is often the case. Facsimile of this fascinating early 17th C text and pattern book for glaziers.

    Stock ID: 20964
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  • A By Andy Warhol by WARHOL, Andy.
    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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  • A Camera on Unknown London by HOPPÉ E. O.
    HOPPÉ E. O.
    A Camera on Unknown London

    London J. M. Dent and Sons (1936) 1937

    Unpaginated c. 120pp, b/w illus with captions, 8vo cloth,decorated endpapers. Pictorial dw has pieces missing to the upper and lower, else a vg copy. Loosely inserted article on a Hoppé exhibition. Book made at The Temple Press, Letchworth. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 19939
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  • A Catalogue of British Drawings For Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture, and Landscape Gardening, 1550-1900, in American Collections. by HARRIS John
    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 Cataogue of Garden Ornament in Terra-Cotta by MANIFATTURA DI SIGNA
    MANIFATTURA DI SIGNA
    A Cataogue of Garden Ornament in Terra-Cotta Being a selection of vases, pedestals, tazzae, giardinier, fountains, statuary etc. made by the Manfattura di Singa17 Mount Street London, Via Cecchietti, Florence and Via Del Babuino Rome.

    London 17 Mount Street W. nd c1910

    26pp illustrated with b/w plates of various designed garden ornaments. 5pp introductory text. The remainder illustrates various terra cottas but refers to a much larger catalogue available with over 1000 examples. Last page is a list of clients supplied - mostly gentry. Manifattura di Signa, founded in Signa (Florence), in 1895 by Camillo Bondi. The factory catered to the tastes of those wanting reproductions of sculptural and decorative masterpieces from Etruscan to Greek statuary; from Roman to Renaissance; from Moorish vases to contemporary Liberty creations. Inner wrapper has pencil notes on prices of some pieces. Title page a little dusty else very good. Decorated wrappers, stitched.

    Stock ID: 20857
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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. Inner hinges a bit shaky. 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…

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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. Inner hinges a bit shaky. 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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  • BLAND, David
    A History of Book Illustration the illuminated manuscript and the printed book

    London: Faber and Faber, 1958

    448pp. Crown 8vo. Illustrated with 9Colour frontis, 394 further illustrations in black and white and some additional colour tipped in plates. Very good copy in a slightly chipped dw. History of European illustration is surveyed from the earliest illuminated manuscripts down to the present day + a description of all the processes employed in reproduction of images etc. First edition. Loosely inserted contemporary book review from the Times by Robert Harling.

    Stock ID: 21021
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  • ON CAST IRON IN BUILDING GLOAG John and BRDIGEWATER Derek (with foreword by Professor Sir Charles Reilly)
    A History of Cast Iron in Architecture

    London Geroge Allen and Unwin Ltd 1948

    xx + 395pp illustrated with 6 colour plates and 507 b/w plates and figures. 4to. Gilt lettered cloth. A little rubbed along spine else very good copy. Dedicated to W R Lethaby, this study is a comprehensive study of the development of cast iron and uses in building up to the second world war. A definitive and well illustrated account. Ownership signature on front paste down of William Taylor. Increasingly hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20375
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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 hundred new towns for Britain;: A scheme of national reconstruction proposed by J 47485 by EDWARDS, Trytran A [ Written under the pseuydom Ex Serviceman J 4748]
    EDWARDS, Trytran A [ Written under the pseuydom Ex Serviceman J 4748]
    A hundred new towns for Britain;: A scheme of national reconstruction proposed by J 47485

    London Simkins Marshall [October 1933] November 1934

    Revised and enlarged edition. 72pp Illustrated with colour and b/w line drawings, plans and diagrams showing variant layouts for towns and housing blocks in differing geographic locations. Thin card wrappers, blue lettering on greenish card. Perfect bound. Small folio. This publication advocates a 100 new towns to solve the housing crisis in the inter war period. "Edwards had been an early and persistent critic of the Garden City-inspired orthodoxy of housing development in the first half of the twentieth century and of the powerful Idealist and Socialist 'Ruskinian tradition' in architectural thought carried forward by Unwin and his circle". The project was critiqued by N E Shasore in a lengthy assessment of…

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    London Simkins Marshall [October 1933] November 1934

    Revised and enlarged edition. 72pp Illustrated with colour and b/w line drawings, plans and diagrams showing variant layouts for towns and housing blocks in differing geographic locations. Thin card wrappers, blue lettering on greenish card. Perfect bound. Small folio. This publication advocates a 100 new towns to solve the housing crisis in the inter war period. "Edwards had been an early and persistent critic of the Garden City-inspired orthodoxy of housing development in the first half of the twentieth century and of the powerful Idealist and Socialist 'Ruskinian tradition' in architectural thought carried forward by Unwin and his circle". The project was critiqued by N E Shasore in a lengthy assessment of the career of Edwards and who concluded the plan for a hundred new towns was "a deliberate and sustained propaganda campaign, based on fastidiously worked out and ardently held principles of civic design intended to steer policy". NE Shasore, Architectural History, Volume 61 2018 , pp. 175-203. Wrappers aged leaving uneven tone on both upper and lower wrappers. Internally good copy. Hard to find.

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    Stock ID: 20890
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  • LUTYENS, Edwin. and ABERCROMBIE, Patrick.
    A Plan for the City and County of Kingston upon Hull

    Hull A. Brown and Sons Ltd 1945

    92pp text, 13 folded maps in colour, full page visionary sketches of the future city and 48 b/w plates documenting the city buildings and townscape. Large 4to. Vg copy. Hull was one of the most bomb-damaged cities in the North of England during WW2. Superb publication of the scheme to reconstruct the city and improve the Region.

    Stock ID: 21018
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  • A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960: An Exhibition from the Silver Studio Collection by TURNER Mark (intro)
    TURNER Mark (intro)
    A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960: An Exhibition from the Silver Studio Collection

    Middlesex Polytechnic 1989

    72pp illus with b/w and colour plates. Royal 8vo. Decorated wraps with dw, this sl soiled. To accompany the important exhibition of the Silver Studio Collection. Essays contributed by Mark Pinney and Leslie Hoskins. One or two illustration pages are slightly stuck in the corners. Images unaffected. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 19980
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  • A Practical Manual of House Painting Graining, Marbling and Sign Writing by DAVIDSON Ellis A
    DAVIDSON Ellis A
    A Practical Manual of House Painting Graining, Marbling and Sign Writing

    London Crosby Lockwood and Son. 1922

    11th impression xxi+(1)+394pp, 44pp adverts. 9 colour plates, numerous text ills. The colour plates show wood and marble effects created by graining and marbling. 8vo. Green decorated cloth. Very good copy. A very useful text on paint techniques which deals exhaustively with every aspect including graining, marbling and decorative panels together with setting out lettering for sign writing..

    Stock ID: 20914
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  • NICHOLSON, Peter.
    A Practical treatise on the Art of Masonry and Stone Cutting; containing the construction of profiles of arches, heispheric niches, hemispheric domes, cyndrical groins, vertical conic vaults, cylindro-sylindrical groins, vertical conic vaults..... and gothic ceilings: essential to engineers, architects and stone masons

    London M Taylor 1839 a new edition

    Frontis, vii, 111pp and 43 elegantly engraved plates. Marble boards, quarter calf, new end papers . Evidence of faint water stain to frontis and some plates else a very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20524
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  • A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys by SILVER, George.
    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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  • Trade Catalogue (WILLIAM COWLIN & SON, LTD.)
    A Record of Building William Cowlin & Son Ltd Builders & Contractors

    Croydon Civil Engineering Publications LTD n.d c.1957

    82pp, b/w plates with captions. Long 4to boards with blue cloth spine. Bristol based firm William Cowlin and Son was founded in 1834. This illustrated trade catalogue documents a variety of projects undertaken by the firm, all architects are named. Shows many early and mid 20th century public, commercial and industrial buildings in the south west of England and Wales. Including The Council House, Bristol by E. Vincent Harris and Electricity House, Bristol by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Son & Partner.

    Stock ID: 19653
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  • [MANCHESTER]
    A Short History of Manchester Housing

    Manchester Printed for the Housing Committee, Richard Bates Limited Printers 1947

    10pp illustrated with b/w plates, plans, elevations etc. Paper wrappers. A little worn else good copy.

    Stock ID: 20899
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