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  • DRESSER Christopher et al.
    The Technical Educator: An Encyclopaedia of Technical Education

    London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. nd 1870-1873

    Publication in parts begun in 1870 - 104 parts issued, completed 1872. Four volumes, each with chromolithographic frontis. Vol. 1: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 2: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 3: iv + 412pp; and Vol. 4: iv + 428 pp. Small 4to. Publisher's quarter calf with gilt lettering. Vg. Collection of Dresser's series of 31 articles, including the first printing of his article "Principles of Design" within these volumes. The articles formed the basis of the 1876 book, 'Studies in Design'. Dresser's designs include the first appearance of his aesthetic teapot. Other articles include 'Chemistry Applied to the Arts', 'Material on Colour Pigments', 'Civil Engineering', 'Colour Theory' (by…

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    London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. nd 1870-1873

    Publication in parts begun in 1870 - 104 parts issued, completed 1872. Four volumes, each with chromolithographic frontis. Vol. 1: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 2: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 3: iv + 412pp; and Vol. 4: iv + 428 pp. Small 4to. Publisher's quarter calf with gilt lettering. Vg. Collection of Dresser's series of 31 articles, including the first printing of his article "Principles of Design" within these volumes. The articles formed the basis of the 1876 book, 'Studies in Design'. Dresser's designs include the first appearance of his aesthetic teapot. Other articles include 'Chemistry Applied to the Arts', 'Material on Colour Pigments', 'Civil Engineering', 'Colour Theory' (by A H Church) 'The Lathe', 'Optical Instruments', 'Museums: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management', 'Photography, 'Ship Building', etc. Bright set. A brilliant example of journals at the time demonstrating the whole range of interests the Victorians held in design matters. Cassell's Technical Educator was the most successful of the Victorian self-help part-works. It was a companion to Cassell's New Popular Educator. It appears to have come out in fortnightly issues over a period of 2 years - although most surviving copies seem to have been sold as two or four volume sets. The intended readership was evidently the upwardly mobile class of skilled artisans and mechanics.

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    Stock ID: 20661
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  • [BRIDGE DESIGN] TUIT, J. E.
    The Tower Bridge

    London Office Of 'The Engineer', 1894

    Frontispiece +106pp with 6 folding plates at rear, 62 figures. Quarto. Green gilt lettered cloth. Decorated end papers. Slightly rubbed at head and base of spine else very good copy. Tower Bridge was the creation of architect Sir Horace Jones and civil engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. It took eight years to complete and was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by the Prince and Princess of Wales This is a very useful technical account of the bridge construction by Tuit who was 'Engineer to Sir William Arrol and Co., one of the firms of Contractors for the bridge construction.

    Stock ID: 20420
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  • (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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  • ROPER, Ruth V.
    The Townswoman's First Book of Pattern Design for the Craftswoman who "cannot draw"

    London National Union of Townswomen's Guilds nd c1930

    46pp illustrated with 14 b/w line ills. Small 8vo. Introductory text on drawing and design orientated towards drawing out repeat patterns.

    Stock ID: 20709
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  • AIRS, Malcolm. (ed)
    The Twentieth Century Great House

    Oxford University Department for Continuing Education 2002

    200pp, colour + b/w ills with captions. 4to perfect bound illustrated wrappers.

    Stock ID: 20764
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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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  • The Works of Alison Britton by [BRITTON]
    [BRITTON]
    The Works of Alison Britton

    London Crafts Council 1980

    36pp with text pages illustrated in b.w and on brown paper. Ceramic illustrated with colour plates. Paper wrappers. Introductory text by John Houston. Also includes biographical details of the artist.

    Stock ID: 20831
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  • The Wyatts: An Architectural Dynasty by (WYATTS) ROBINSON, John Martin.
    (WYATTS) ROBINSON, John Martin.
    The Wyatts: An Architectural Dynasty with a foreword by Woodrow Wyatt

    Oxford The University Press 1979

    287pp., illustrated in b&w and colour. Small 4to. Very good copy with dust wrapper. From the private library of Deis Gray with his attractive book plate on front paste down. A useful insight into the architectural family of the Wyatts with a gazetteer in the back and fold out family tree. It assesses the contribution that they made to the architectural heritage during the 150 year period in which they dominated the scene. Includes material on the best known of the family Jeffery Wyattvile as well as lesser known members such as Samuel, who made his reptuation in design of Model Farms, amongst other things and Lewis whose careers were in parallel with Lancelot…

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    Oxford The University Press 1979

    287pp., illustrated in b&w and colour. Small 4to. Very good copy with dust wrapper. From the private library of Deis Gray with his attractive book plate on front paste down. A useful insight into the architectural family of the Wyatts with a gazetteer in the back and fold out family tree. It assesses the contribution that they made to the architectural heritage during the 150 year period in which they dominated the scene. Includes material on the best known of the family Jeffery Wyattvile as well as lesser known members such as Samuel, who made his reptuation in design of Model Farms, amongst other things and Lewis whose careers were in parallel with Lancelot Brown, William Emes etc the key landscape architects of their day.

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    Stock ID: 20795
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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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  • Think First of your Walls by Trade Catalogue (ARTHUR SANDERSON & SONS LTD)
    Trade Catalogue (ARTHUR SANDERSON & SONS LTD)
    Think First of your Walls

    London Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd, 53, Berners Street, W1. n.d c.1930?

    Unpaginated. c40pp combing real samples of wallpapers and colour illustrations of room settings using the wallpapers and giving specifications of design types. 8vo textured paper wraps made from a further sample of wallpaper. Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd was founded in 1860. In 1879, the firm established their first wallpaper factory in Chiswick, due to high demand the factory was extended in 1902, the extension was designed by Voysey. Later in the C20 the firm took over many prestigious wallpaper manufacturers, including Jeffrey and Co. who printed designs by Walter Crane, Owen Jones, Heywood Sumner, William Morris amongst others. Title page includes the quote form Morris "Whatever…

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    London Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd, 53, Berners Street, W1. n.d c.1930?

    Unpaginated. c40pp combing real samples of wallpapers and colour illustrations of room settings using the wallpapers and giving specifications of design types. 8vo textured paper wraps made from a further sample of wallpaper. Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd was founded in 1860. In 1879, the firm established their first wallpaper factory in Chiswick, due to high demand the factory was extended in 1902, the extension was designed by Voysey. Later in the C20 the firm took over many prestigious wallpaper manufacturers, including Jeffrey and Co. who printed designs by Walter Crane, Owen Jones, Heywood Sumner, William Morris amongst others. Title page includes the quote form Morris "Whatever you have in your rooms, think first of your walls, for they are what makes a house a home." These papers are typical of those favoured by suburban home owners at the time.

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    Stock ID: 20173
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  • WATKIN David
    Thomas Hope and the Neoclassical Revival

    John Murray 1968

    316pp illus. with b/w plates. Vg in dust wrapper. Important study of the life and work of Thomas Hope who prescribed classicism in design but who Watkins reveals as a romantic at heart.

    Stock ID: 20790
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  • STUBBS John H. [Foreword by Bernard M Fielden]
    Time Honored A Global View of Architectural Conservation

    John Wiley 2009

    448pp, 300 illustrations including photographs and charts. Laminated boards. A comprehensive survey of the practice, theory, and structure of architectural heritage conservation throughout the world. Offering an argument for why architectural conservation is indispensable to modern life, Time Honored describes its parameters and evolution in an historical context, and then methodically presents approaches used in various countries, showing how historic preservation in the West differs from conservation in the rest of the world

    Stock ID: 20645
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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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    TOWN PLANNING CONFERENCE London 10th-15th October 1910 Transactions

    The Royal Institute of British Architects 1911

    xx + 812pp +xipp period ads. Includes alphabetical list of authors who gave addresses and speeches etc. 8vo. Deckle edges.Gilt lettered cloth with ruled decoration on upper board. Good. Massive publication with detailed texts on London, Edinburgh Khartoum and Omdurman in a special studies section, Section on cities in the past. Large section on urban parks, traffic etc. civic ornamentation, city improvement and legal matters. Contributors include Pepler, Adshead, Geddes, W H McLean and other key figures in planning. Third section is the catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of maps, plans drawings and models relating to town planning with a large section on the British garden city…

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    The Royal Institute of British Architects 1911

    xx + 812pp +xipp period ads. Includes alphabetical list of authors who gave addresses and speeches etc. 8vo. Deckle edges.Gilt lettered cloth with ruled decoration on upper board. Good. Massive publication with detailed texts on London, Edinburgh Khartoum and Omdurman in a special studies section, Section on cities in the past. Large section on urban parks, traffic etc. civic ornamentation, city improvement and legal matters. Contributors include Pepler, Adshead, Geddes, W H McLean and other key figures in planning. Third section is the catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of maps, plans drawings and models relating to town planning with a large section on the British garden city and housing provision.

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    Stock ID: 17893
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  • [LINO AND OIL CLOTH] COLUMBUS
    Trade Catalogue: Blenback Oil Cloth 1900-1950

    Ohio Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation 1950

    Unpaginated trade catalogue for Oil cloth and allied products including table cloths, lino for floors, oil cloth for shelf lining etc. c 200 designs. Superbly colourful with all kinds of samples for the home from mid century modern to modernist including some designs by Norman Bel Geddes. Solid blue cloth covered boards with Columbus lettered onto spine and titles on upper board. Boards a little worn . One small 2 inch square sample missing else very good indeed. The Columbus Oil Cloth Company opened in 1909 and in 1915 became Columbus Union Oil Cloth Company. By 1930 it was known as Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation and was the major producer reaching National and…

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    Ohio Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation 1950

    Unpaginated trade catalogue for Oil cloth and allied products including table cloths, lino for floors, oil cloth for shelf lining etc. c 200 designs. Superbly colourful with all kinds of samples for the home from mid century modern to modernist including some designs by Norman Bel Geddes. Solid blue cloth covered boards with Columbus lettered onto spine and titles on upper board. Boards a little worn . One small 2 inch square sample missing else very good indeed. The Columbus Oil Cloth Company opened in 1909 and in 1915 became Columbus Union Oil Cloth Company. By 1930 it was known as Columbus Coated Fabrics Corporation and was the major producer reaching National and international Markets till just after this publication was produced. The firm was subsequently absorbed by a coated fabric firm Bordens.

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    Stock ID: 18996
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  • Trade Catalogue - untitled by TEPPICHHAUS ORENDI
    TEPPICHHAUS ORENDI
    Trade Catalogue - untitled

    Wien I Lugeck 2 nd c1910

    36 + (4)pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates throughout. Decorated wrapers 4to. Very good. C. Genersich & Orendi traded in oriental carpets and the firm was established in 1857. Genersich died in 1891 and the company was continued by the Orendi family. Julius Orendi wrote several standard works such as the 1909 first published "Handbook of oriental carpets " which is still available as a reprint. This trade catalogue displays the whole range of the products they sold in the Wienner Werkstatte period. Items illustrated are priced. The number 3 on the front wrapper implies there are other editions of this catalogue but none have been traced. A rare and beautifully produced,…

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    Wien I Lugeck 2 nd c1910

    36 + (4)pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates throughout. Decorated wrapers 4to. Very good. C. Genersich & Orendi traded in oriental carpets and the firm was established in 1857. Genersich died in 1891 and the company was continued by the Orendi family. Julius Orendi wrote several standard works such as the 1909 first published "Handbook of oriental carpets " which is still available as a reprint. This trade catalogue displays the whole range of the products they sold in the Wienner Werkstatte period. Items illustrated are priced. The number 3 on the front wrapper implies there are other editions of this catalogue but none have been traced. A rare and beautifully produced, turn of the century, trade item. The inner wrapper displays a photograph of the shop as constructed in 1857. The firm regularly exhibited at major trade shows of the period and this may have been published in association with one of the Vienna International exhibitions. Scarce.

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    Stock ID: 17869
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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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