• From the collection of Robert Matthew [BUCKMINSTER FULLER] MARKS, Robert W
    The Dymaxion World of Bukminster Fuller

    South Illinois University Press 1960

    232pp illustrated with b/w plates and line illustrations. Small 4to. Decorated end papers. With two loosely inserted headed pieces of writing paper from Robert Matthew 31 Regent Terrace Edinburgh which are covered in sketches relating to geodesic dome designs in black pen. Also loosely inserted is a press cutting on Buckminster Fuller from Building Design 2005. From the library of Robert Matthew. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion structures, are those that yield the greatest possible efficiency in terms of available technology. His inventions included a Dymaxion car, Geodesic Domes, and dwellings. Useful review and critique of his philosophies and works.

    Stock ID: 22221
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    The English Fireplace

    Batsford, London, 1912.

    234 pp. 130 collotype plates by W Galsworthy Davie, and many illustrations in the text. Blue blind embossed buckram boards. Only edition. A little faded on the spine.

    Stock ID: 22363
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  • MUIR Richard
    The English Village

    London Thames and Hudson c.1980

    208pp, b/w & col. photographs. 4to. Cloth with photographic dw. dust wrapper sl. creased to top edge, else very good. From the library of Alec Clifton-Taylor, although without his signature or inscription. Markings in ink throughout the text. The village throughout history.

    Stock ID: 15062
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    The Essentials of a Country House

    London B T Batsford 1911

    xii + 88pp + 58 b/w plates, [4} + catalogue of selected Batsford titles on art, architecture and design at the end. 8vo. Cloth with gilt decorated titles. Individual houses illustrated which were actually built with a plan, and images, often including garden plans for each. Useful for case studies as well as general principles of design in the immediate pre World War I period.

    Stock ID: 22109
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  • The Garden City Movement by MONTAGU HARRIS, G.
    The Garden City Movement

    London, Garden City Association 1906

    92pp illustrated with b/w photographs. Wrappers. Period ads on inner side of wrappers and some at the end of the book. Wrappers are lightly worn and the spine is chipped. Title on upper wrapper. Prelims include constitution and rules of the garden city association, and a preface by Ebenezer Howard. Highly important tract written at the time to project the concept of the Garden City Movement. Although in reality it focuses mostly on Letchworth it advocates its key objective the relief of overcrowding in cities it is a very early study which crafts together the objectives of the garden city movement. Hard to find.

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  • KERR, Robert.
    The Gentleman's House, or How to Plan English Residences from the Parsonage to the Palace

    London: John Murray (1864) 1865 2nd edition

    xlv, 464 pp: title-page vignette, 45 plates of plans (most folding). Quarter blue cloth. Repaired at head and base of spine to make good copy. One or two plates badly folded into the book and one with short tear else vg indeed. This was the first book to systematically deal with the planning of country houses. The book draws on actual examples of houses constructed or under construction. Alongside the house there is considerations of related offices such as stables. Robert Kerr was at the time, Professor of the Arts of Construction at Kings College London. Ex libris, Michael Manser with his and José's bookplate on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 22317
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  • The Great Experiment: Russian Art 1863-1922 by GRAY, Camilla
    GRAY, Camilla
    The Great Experiment: Russian Art 1863-1922

    London, Thames and Hudson, 1962 257pp.257 b/w and 24 colour illustrations Square 4to. Very good copy in sl. worn and scuffed dust wrapper with one inch piece missing from spine top. Nonetheless a striking copy. A comprehensive review of the Russian contribution to the modern movement.

    Stock ID: 22931
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  • The Gregory Fellows by READ, Herbert {introduction}
    READ, Herbert {introduction}
    The Gregory Fellows University of Leeds

    London The Arts Council 1964

    Unpaginated. 12pp illustrated with b/w plates. This catalogue reviews the work of the first eight Gregory Fellows appointed at Leeds University. They were Reg Butler, Martin Froy, Kenneth Armitage, Terry Frost, Hubert Dalwood, Alan Davie Trevor Bell and Austin Wright. The Gregory Fellows was the brainchild of Mr Eric Craven Gregory who established the fellowships in 1949 to promote contemporary art and sculpture. He was a Yorkshire business man and chair of the art publishing company, Percy Lund, Humphries & Co., Hard to find catalogue. Note in red ink on upper wrapper providing a name and address in neat hand.

    Stock ID: 22189
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  • COLVIN Howard M (General Editor)
    The History of the Kings Works

    London HMSO 1963-1973

    6 volumes plus plans. Vols.I and II: The Middle Ages; Vol.III: 1485-1660 (Part I); Vol.IV: 1485-1660 (Part II); Vol.V: 1660-1782; 4 large scale plans 1-IV in plan box, Dust wrappers rather worn else a good set. From the collection of Beric Morley.

    Stock ID: 22615
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  • The Houses and Gardens of M. H. Ballie Scott by [BALLIE SCOTT ] MACDONALD-SMITH, Ian.
    The Houses and Gardens of M. H. Ballie Scott

    New York Rizolli (2010) 2012

    240pp illustrated with colour plates. Square 4to. Very good in dust wrapper. Beautifully illustrated documentary study of the houses and gardens by Ballie Scott

    Stock ID: 22128
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  • The Industrial Design Consultant by MERCER, F. A.
    MERCER, F. A.
    The Industrial Design Consultant Who he is and what he does?

    London and New York The Studio 1947

    144pp illustrated with b/w plates grouped together after the text pages. Small 8vo. Good. Dust wrapper chipped and worn but protected in glassine. End papers slightly foxed. Fascinating publication on design remedies which can be achieved by using a consultant. A greater part of Mercer's life was spent working for The Studio and he was editor of Modern Publicity, Modern Posters and Art and Industry. He was on the board of the RSA for many years and this book was produced from a paper he wrote for the RSA and for which he was awarded a silver medal.

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  • [BANKS, Langley et al] GALPIN, Joseph
    The joiner's instructor: staircasing & handrailing upon entirely new principles; in two volumes / revised, corrected and enlarged by Joseph Galpin; assisted by many of the most experienced men in the trade.


    2 uniform volumes. Cover design "Banks on Staircasing". Blind stamped cloth. 3rd edition. 1856-1857 Originally produced [ in parts ] by Langley Banks, a specialist in staircase carpentry; Banks' own designs account for the first 27 of these plates and are signed; the remainder of the plates are by five other specialists (Mr Clarke, Mr Foster, Mr Galpin, Mr Weston). Vol1 Frontis showing Crystal Palace Staircase, title page,[4] 12pp + 24 plates with facing explanatory texts. Vo. 2 plates 25-53 with facing texts + [4]pp note at end on Mr Weston's handrailing system + 3 fold out plates of newel posts and hand railing examples, these last plates badly foxed. Hard to find set.

    Stock ID: 22302
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  • The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master Craftsman by [WILLIAM MORRIS] SPARLING H Haliday.
    The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master Craftsman

    London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1924

    Portrait frontispiece of Morris engraved by Emery Walker from a photograph by Sparling, ix + 177pp + [2]pp advertising leaf at the end and 16 plates. 8vo., original linen backed, blue holland paper covered boards with paper printed spine label. Fine. A very useful study of the operation and histor oc the Kelsmcott Press, founded by Morris in 1891. Henry Halliday Sparling was the son-in-law of William Morris between 1890 and 1898 He had married May Morris but this ended over her involvement with George Bernard Shaw.

    Stock ID: 22853
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  • PEEL Mrs [Dorothy] C S
    The Labour Saving House

    London John Lane and the Bodley Head 1918

    190pp + [2] illustrated with b/w plates. Decorated cloth. Superb insights into contemporary house keeping, arrangement of rooms etc. Includes contemporary issues such as electric lighting, the arrangement of entrance halls and indeed all the rooms of the house. Peel wrote a series of books aimed at improving the lot of women in the home over her career and was given the OBE for her work in the first world war relating to women and the war and food preparation etc. She deserves to be better known for her contributions in writing and on government committees relating to home economics.

    Stock ID: 22117
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  • [STREET] BROWNLEE David B & NEWHOUSE Victoria.
    The Law Courts: Architecture of George Edmund Street

    Architectural History Foundation/Mit Press Series 1984

    430pp illustrated. Quarto. Very good with good dust wrapper. Devoted exclusively to Street and his greatest work, the Royal Law Courts in the Strand. Voume 8 in the History Foundation series.

    Stock ID: 22787
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  • NODIER, Charles
    The luck of the Bean-Rows: A fairy tale for lucky children

    London Daniel O'Connor, 1921

    60pp illustrated by Claud Lovat Fraser with title-page vignette and 30 further colour-printed illustrations by Fraser of varying sizes. A charming fairy-tale by Charles Nodier. Translated into English. Very slightly worn at corner, head and base of spine and end paper a little browned. else a very good copy. Loosely inserted folded broadsheet A Garland of New Songs by L.F. Printed at the Curwen Press. Stamp on verso of half title "With the publisher's compliments"

    Stock ID: 22809
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  • The Materials of the Painter's Craft by LAURIE A.P
    The Materials of the Painter's Craft In Europe and Egypt from the earliest times to the end of the XVIIth century, with some account of their preparation and use

    London & Edinburgh T.N. Foulis 1910

    From the Arts and Crafts of the Nations series - General Editor: S.H.F. Capenny. xv + 444pp + [ivpp list of new art books from T.N. Foulis] Seven tipped in colour plates along with other b/w illustrations. Paper covered boards with brown cloth spine. Black lettering on upper board and gilt titles on spine. Quarto. Deckled edged pages. Slight foxing inside but book block generally very good indeed. Outer boards a little scuffed with a bump on the right edge of the upper board. Mark from what looks to be a sticker on the spine. Fourteen chapters addressing; Egyptian pigments, Classical Mediums, Fresco Painting, Illuminated Manuscripts, Oil Paint etc.

    Stock ID: 22940
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  • AYERS, Tim
    The Medieval Stained Glass of Merton College, Oxford

    Corpus Vitraearum Medii Aevi: Great Britain published by OUP 213

    762pp illustrated in colour. 4to. 2 volumes in slip case. Significant study of glass both in terms of detail and approach, which includes a comprehensive context for the stained glass at Merton.

    Stock ID: 22570
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  • The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire by HEBGIN-BARNES Penny
    The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire

    Oxford Oxford University Press 1996

    lvii, 390pp (24), with 24 colour plates at the rear of the book. 316 b/w illustrations throughout text. 8vo. Dust wrapper. Very good. An extremely comprehensive illustrated catalogue of the medieval stained glass of the county, excluding Lincoln Cathedral. Interesting text on Lincolnshire's historical and cultural heritage.

    Stock ID: 22561
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  • The Methods of Construction of Celtic Art by BAIN George
    BAIN George
    The Methods of Construction of Celtic Art

    Glasgow William MacLellan & Co. Ltd 1951

    166pp. Copious black and white illustrations and designs plus 40 plates at the end of the text including three in colour. Colour frontispiece of the Tara Brooch. All "Pictish Decorations" by George Bain. Cloth covered boards with gilt titling and embossed decoration on upper board. Quarto. Previous owners name written in neat hand, along with an earlier dedication to a Jean Fraser. Good. Some minor foxing internally, and upper hinge cracked. Boards age worn and marked or nicked in some places. A good copy nonetheless, of an important and influential book which contributed to a revival of interest in Celtic art.

    Stock ID: 22934
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