BOOKS FOR SALE

  • (WREN) TAYLOR, Andrew T.
    The Towers and Steeples Designed by Christopher Wren: A Descriptive, Historical and Critical Essay

    B T Batsford 1881

    viii, 47 pages, 13 plates. 8vo. Gilt lettered cloth-backed decorated boards with design echoed on the title page. Edges rubbed else good copy. Taylor was awarded the Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects for the essay which was then published in this form as a book. Very slightly rubbed at edges. Lovely Batsford design.

    Stock ID: 20770
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  • CURL, James Stevens.
    The Victorian Celebration of Death

    Newton Abbot, Devon, Davis and Charles 1972

    Ist edition. xvi +222pp, with 65 b/w illustrations. Cloth vg in good d/w. Black edged black endpapers. An account of the Victorian funeral, which combines the 'romantic' trappings of mourning with an account of the practicalities of burial in expanding industrial towns. With a strong focus on the development of cemeteries, and a brief comparative chapter on practices in the US and elsewhere. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20203
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  • The Welfare Work of Reckitt and Sons Limited by [HULL GARDEN VILLAGE INCLUDED] RECKITT AND SONS LTD.,
    [HULL GARDEN VILLAGE INCLUDED] RECKITT AND SONS LTD.,
    The Welfare Work of Reckitt and Sons Limited

    Hull Reckitt and Sons Ltd, 1924

    96pp, b/w illus with captions. Small 4to wrappers, deckle edges, edges a little rubbed and dusty else very good indeed. Includes material on Hull Garden Village and the housing scheme for Employees. Illustrates house types, the shopping centre etc. and provides details on the objectives of the village. It also provides detail on their wider social , welfare and educational policies. Reckitt and Sons was a leading British manufacturer of household products, focusing on starch, black lead, laundry blue, and household polish, and based in Kingston upon Hull. Isaac Reckitt, who was a Quaker, began business in Hull in 1840, and his business became a private company "Isaac Reckitt and Sons" in 1879,…

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    Hull Reckitt and Sons Ltd, 1924

    96pp, b/w illus with captions. Small 4to wrappers, deckle edges, edges a little rubbed and dusty else very good indeed. Includes material on Hull Garden Village and the housing scheme for Employees. Illustrates house types, the shopping centre etc. and provides details on the objectives of the village. It also provides detail on their wider social , welfare and educational policies. Reckitt and Sons was a leading British manufacturer of household products, focusing on starch, black lead, laundry blue, and household polish, and based in Kingston upon Hull. Isaac Reckitt, who was a Quaker, began business in Hull in 1840, and his business became a private company "Isaac Reckitt and Sons" in 1879, and a public company in 1888. The company expanded through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It merged with a major competitor in the starch market J. & J. Colman in 1938 to form Reckitt & Colman.

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    Stock ID: 20405
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  • FOSBROOKE T. D.
    The Wye Tour or Gilpin on the Wye. With historical and archaeological Additions, especially Illustrations of Pope's Man of Ross and copious Accounts of Ross, Goodrich Castle, Monmouth, The Buck Stone, Tintern Abbey, Lancaut [and many other localities]

    Ross printed and sold by W Farror 1818

    First edition. viii + 154pp illustrated with portrait frontis, tipped in plates of Goodrich Castle unnumbered and naively drawn map with key at page x. Further illustration of Tintern Abbey. Guide book to the key sites of interest to tourists of the Wye Tour. Small 8vo. Full calf, contemporary binding. Marbled end papers. Small split at head of spine and spine slightly rubbed. Minor foxing to prelims. Interesting local printing from Ross on Wye. Some contemporary annotations on the verso of the dedication leaf concerning the frontis of John Kyle. One or two other minor supplementary notes in the same neat hand on elements mentioned in the guide. Gilpin's 'Observations on…

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    Ross printed and sold by W Farror 1818

    First edition. viii + 154pp illustrated with portrait frontis, tipped in plates of Goodrich Castle unnumbered and naively drawn map with key at page x. Further illustration of Tintern Abbey. Guide book to the key sites of interest to tourists of the Wye Tour. Small 8vo. Full calf, contemporary binding. Marbled end papers. Small split at head of spine and spine slightly rubbed. Minor foxing to prelims. Interesting local printing from Ross on Wye. Some contemporary annotations on the verso of the dedication leaf concerning the frontis of John Kyle. One or two other minor supplementary notes in the same neat hand on elements mentioned in the guide. Gilpin's 'Observations on the River Wye and Several Parts of South Wales etc., relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty' was made in the summer of the year 1770 was published in 1782 and became a resounding success. This guide was a one of a number produced in response to the development of the tourist trail in this part of Wales which remains popular today.

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    Stock ID: 20317
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  • MORTON. James,
    To Young Weavers being some practical dreams on the future of textiles

    Morton Sundour Ltd 1927

    Unpaginated. Text illustrations throughout in monochrome and colour. Decorated end papers. Boards. Very good with original glassine dw.. Designed by Charles Paine of the Baynard Press and printed on fine hand made paper. Produced as a 21st birthday for the firm Morton Sundour by its founder who was inspired to write the piece after being invited to give out prizes at the Institute of Textiles in Manchester to young designers. Beautiful souvenir book of the firm.

    Stock ID: 20603
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  • HADFIELD, Miles
    Topiary and Ornamental Hedges Their History and Cultivation

    London, Adam & Charles Black 1971

    94pp + b/w photographic illustrations, Very good copy with dust wrapper. A history of the topiary and ornamental hedges.

    Stock ID: 20287
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  • BRETT, C. E. B.
    Towers of Crim Tartary: English and Scottish Architects in the Crimea 1762-1853

    Donnington Shaun Tyas 2005

    154pp illustrated with b/w plates and colour photographs. 4to. Very good with dust wrapper. On the contribution of English and Scottish Architects in the Crimea. Foreword by Mark Girouard. Includes material on Cameron, Edward Blore, Philip Elson and William Hunt amongst others. With the bookplate of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20232
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  • UNWIN Raymond
    Town Planning in Practice: An introduction to the art of designing cities and suburbs

    London: Fisher Unwin 1909

    First edition. xxi + (i) + 416pp illustrated with over 300 illustration including photographs. Has 7 folding plans. Original green gilt decorated cloth. 4to. Cloth a little rubbed else good copy. White sheet of paper pasted onto front end paper. Issued in association with the first Town Planing Act of 1909 this is a key text advocating an imaginative approach to planning and townscape development. With examples of Unwin's own projects from Letchworth and Hamptead Garden Suburb. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20664
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  • Tynecastle: Canvas, Vellum, Textures, Compo, Wood Mouldings, Adaptable & Fibrous Plaster by (THE TYNECASTLE COMPANY)
    (THE TYNECASTLE COMPANY)
    Tynecastle: Canvas, Vellum, Textures, Compo, Wood Mouldings, Adaptable & Fibrous Plaster Manufactured by The Tynecastle Company, Incorporated in Scott Morton & Tynecastle Company Ltd., Edinburgh & London. With: Second Supplement of Fibrous Plaster, Skived Canvas and Skived Vellum Ornaments.

    Edinburgh London The Tynecastle Company n.d. [1923]

    152 + [48]pp, b/w photographs throughout. Folio. Original red cloth with black lettering. Slightly frayed at the head and foot of spine. Binding a little shaky. Trade catalogue from the 1920s for the Tynecastle Company, who specialised in wall coverings, mouldings, friezes and ornaments. Illustrated throughout with samples of individual products and examples of them in situ. The company was set up in 1885 by John and James Templeton to meet the demand for their leather-like canvas product, and ran in tandem with the original Scott Morton & Co. until they were incorporated in 1920.

    Stock ID: 20450
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  • COUNTRY HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHS
    Unidentified Album

    nd c1930

    10 black and white photographs of a large country house with surrounding gardens. 290x235mm. Contrasting quarter calf binding. No identifying clues except by the gate post where the numbers 52 and 54 have been hand written on the wall. External views only. Starting at the lodge by the road, the album documents the approach, main elevation and garden elevation as well as the gardens including a small Dell with a Japanese feel to it. Lovely item Very good condition. Unfortunately, the house has not been identified. The design suggests an arts and crafts influence. It is largely red brick but with castellated stone elements ivy clad. Very good condition.

    Stock ID: 20421
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  • Unit One: Spirit of the 30s by (UNIT ONE) RICHARDS Sir James (introduction)
    (UNIT ONE) RICHARDS Sir James (introduction)
    Unit One: Spirit of the 30s May - June 1984

    London The Mayor Gallery 1984

    Catalogue to accompany an exhibition to celebrate the half centenary of the first UNIT ONE exhibition held at the Mayor Gallery in Cork Street April 1934. 4to. Typographical cover based on a design by E McKnight Kauffer advertising Unit One in 1933. 98pp illus with b/w plates. Featuring the work of the original participants including Wells Coates, Colin Lucas, Edward Wadsworth, Ben Nicholson, Nash, Burra, Moore and Hepworth etc. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 9310
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  • Urban Structuring, Studies of Alison and Peter Smithson. by SMITHSON, A. & P.
    SMITHSON, A. & P.
    Urban Structuring, Studies of Alison and Peter Smithson.

    Studio Vista, 1967.

    96pp, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and drawings. Small 4to. Decorated wrappers. These rather browned. Catalogue showing the town planning and architectural designs of Alison and Peter Smithson.

    Stock ID: 20286
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  • HARRISON Barry and HUTTON Barbara
    Vernacular Houses in North Yorkshire and Cleveland

    Edinburgh John Donald Publishers Limited 1984

    254pp illustrated with b/w plates, line ills and plans. 4to. Vg in very good dw. Based on a study of 770 buildings in North Yorkshire and Cleveland. Original research. A fascinating history of the changing regional environment and distinctive architecture of the area. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 15769
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  • [INDIA] GNGULY, D.C.
    Victoria Memorial Hall

    Calcutta General Printers & Publishers 1953

    164pp illustrated with b/w plates. Very good with good dust wrapper although these are slightly rubbed. Hard to find. The Victoria Memorial, Calcutta [Kolkata] was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum run by of the Ministry of Culture. Designed by British Architect William Emerson who worked extensively in India. The building combines mogul and renaissance elements. This book includes ground plans and descriptions of the building as well as exhibits within. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20230
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  • HARRISON Martin
    Victorian Stained Glass

    London Barrie and Jenkins Limited 1980

    96pp + 32pp colour plates and 90 monochrome illustrations. 4to. Very good in good dust wrapper. An extremely useful overview of stained glass of the 19th century with excellent source material on individual makers and firms.

    Stock ID: 20607
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  • NEALE J P (1780–1847)
    Views of the seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland

    London W.H. Reid, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper 1819-1823

    First Series The first series bound in six volumes. Contains all 432 engravings (72 in each volume including frontis) All plates called for present. Volumes VI, Crathes, plate set after text and reversed. First volume spine repaired. Quarter calf, marbled boards. Gilt decorated spines, contrasting spine labels. Armourial bookplate of Grace Tate in each volume. Nice set from the collection of Henry Potts.

    Stock ID: 20543
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  • ADAM, William.
    Vitruvius Scoticus: Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Public Buildings, Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Houses in Scotland by William Adam

    New York & Edinburgh AMS Press, and Paul Harris 1980

    no 366 of 400 copies printed. v + 35pp prelims, title page, 160 plates in facsimile. Folio. Facsimile reproduced from the copy in the University of Glasgow with an introduction by James Simpson. Geen cloth. Gilt titles. Slightly bumped on upper board corners else good copy.

    Stock ID: 20465
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  • Walter Gropius Work and Teamwork by (GROPIUS) GIEDION S.
    (GROPIUS) GIEDION S.
    Walter Gropius Work and Teamwork

    London The Architectural Press 1954

    First English edition. 249pp illus. with b/w plates, plans and elevations. 4to. Spine lettering rubbed else good. This is an overarching study of the work of Groupius covering his early work and the Bauhaus in Germany and after when with the help of the English architect Maxwell Fry, Gropius was able to leave Nazi Germany in 1934, on the pretext of making a temporary visit to Italy. He moved to Britain to avoid the Germany of hte Third Reich. He lived and worked in the artists' community associated with Herbert Read in Hampstead, London, as part of the Isokon group but then left for America where he worked at the Harvard Grad. School of…

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    London The Architectural Press 1954

    First English edition. 249pp illus. with b/w plates, plans and elevations. 4to. Spine lettering rubbed else good. This is an overarching study of the work of Groupius covering his early work and the Bauhaus in Germany and after when with the help of the English architect Maxwell Fry, Gropius was able to leave Nazi Germany in 1934, on the pretext of making a temporary visit to Italy. He moved to Britain to avoid the Germany of hte Third Reich. He lived and worked in the artists' community associated with Herbert Read in Hampstead, London, as part of the Isokon group but then left for America where he worked at the Harvard Grad. School of Design. The inclusion of the term Teamwork in the title of the book relates to Gropius's philosophy than design was more than the work of one architect and he advocated in design education the concept of team working.

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    Stock ID: 14882
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  • Watercolour Prespective of the Interior of Scarthingwell Roman Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception and St John of Beverley, North Yorkshire by ATKINSON Thomas Witlam (1799-1861) [?]
    ATKINSON Thomas Witlam (1799-1861) [?]
    Watercolour Prespective of the Interior of Scarthingwell Roman Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception and St John of Beverley, North Yorkshire

    c.1854

    Stunning interior view of this ornate Neo-Norman church. Showing its lavish plasterwork decoration, original polychromy and stained glass by William Wailes. Watercolour. 420x610mm possibly by Thomas Atkinson, brother of one of the Architect brothers whose practice was originally that of John Carr of York. Built by a member of the Atkinson family for Lord Hawkes of Scarthingwell Hall in 1854, the church originally functioned as a private chapel. The Hall was demolished in the 1960s (though some of the landscaped grounds survive) and the church now stands alone but adjacent to modern sheltered housing. This water colour is of particular interest as it shows the vibrant original colour scheme, now whitewashed over.

    Stock ID: 12244
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  • DE SOISSONS, Maurice.
    Welwyn Garden City: A Town Designed for Healthy Living

    Publications for Companies Limited Welwyn and Hatfield Council 1987

    258pp illustrated with colour plates. Small 4to. Wrappers. With foreword by David Hall. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate and two page emailed correspondence about Welwyn between him and Andrew Saint and print out from the DNB on Louis de Soissons.

    Stock ID: 20412
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