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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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  • Forum Sale December 2023
    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 Hand Weaver's Pattern Book: For Four Harness Looms by Signed by the author DAVISON Marguerite P.
    Signed by the author DAVISON Marguerite P.
    A Hand Weaver's Pattern Book: For Four Harness Looms

    Swarthmore, PA, by the Author [1944] 1947

    128pp with b/w photographs and diagrams throughout. 4to. Gilt lettered cloth, vg, with light shelf wear at corners and head of spine. Shelf mark on spine and library stamp on rear end paper from Morton Sundour Co. Inc. New York. Lacks front end paper. All patterns are classed according to type and illustrated. 3rd printing, signed by the author on fep. The book indicates the expansion of the UK market into the American one.

    Stock ID: 21215
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  • A History of Architecture by First edition FLETCHER Prof. Banister & FLETCHER Banister F
    First edition FLETCHER Prof. Banister & FLETCHER Banister F
    A History of Architecture

    London B.T.Batsford 1896

    xv + 313pp +8pp ads, 115 collotype plates + 100s of text ills. . Sm 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Very slightly rubbed at top of spine. Gutta percha repaired to make a good copy with reinforcements on inner hinges. Some slight foxing to prelims, index and advert pages at the back. Very good of the first edition of this enduring study of architecture on the comparative method. Loosely inserted bill from book binder who repaired the book.

    Stock ID: 21699
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  • 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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  • 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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  • CHUTE, Chaloner W
    A HISTORY OF THE VYNE in Hampshire. being a short account of the building & antiquities of that house situate in the parish parish of Sherborne St. John Co Hants & of persons who have at some time lived there.

    Winchester & London., Jacob & Johnson & Simpkin, Marshall & Co. , 1888

    x, 173pp. 13 black & white plates including frontispiece, plus numerous black & white illustrations within the text. Half vellum over grey boards. Quarto. First edition. t.e.g. Vellum sl. grubby and titling on spine a little worn, but a very good copy of this late 19th century history of the house. Upper board bumped along top edge. Internally, some discolouration on f.e.p else very clean and bright. Bookplate of Josceline Grove along with descriptions of the books from previous owners pasted down on front end papers. Name of C. L. Chute (Sir Charles Lennard Chute MC 1879 - 1956) inscribed in pen on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 22661
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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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  • A Record of the International Fire Exhibition organised under the auspices of the British Fire Prevention Committee .. by SACHS, Edwin O.
    SACHS, Edwin O.
    A Record of the International Fire Exhibition organised under the auspices of the British Fire Prevention Committee .. Earls Court London 1903

    London by The British Fire Prevention Committee 1903

    304pp + lxxi + [4]pp appendix +270 plates + fold out plan of the exhibition forming last page. Red gilt decorated loth. Head and base of spine chipped with small tear at head of spine. Decorated end papers, these a little age toned. The exhibition included examples of the latest fire fighting equipment and there was also a substantial loan of items on the history of fire including paintings, models, historical equipment etc. Sachs is best known for his writing on Theatre Architecture. Sach wrote the introduction to this huge catalogue.

    Stock ID: 21864
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  • A Rudimentary Understanding of Industry: Taking Measurements by BECK, Anne.
    BECK, Anne.
    A Rudimentary Understanding of Industry: Taking Measurements

    2015

    Prototype for an artist's book. 8vo pictorial boards, 43pp loose concertina format. Striking photo litho illustrations depicting the industrial landscape from various locations across the United States. These images have been worked into by hand using pen and ink . The company name and location of the sites are listed, these include refineries, chemical works, factories etc. A beautifully produced prototype. Anne Beck studied Concentration in Printmaking and Painting at McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, going on to study a MFA in Two-Dimensional Practice at the Pratt Institute. She has shown in numerous solo and collaborative shows, in 2016 she was involved with The New Walled Cities and Hinterlands: Models for Future Peri-urbanisms, Arena1, Santa Monica, CA.

    Stock ID: 19581
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  • A Summer's Day at Windsor and Visit to Eton by JESSE Edward
    JESSE Edward
    A Summer's Day at Windsor and Visit to Eton

    London, John Murray 1841

    iv + 151pp + 4pp list of popular works published by Mr. Murray. c.25 b/w illustrations including 14 engraved plates and folding frontispiece (plan of Windsor Castle). 12mo. Decorative cloth with striking gilt motif on front board. Spine slightly sunned and some small marks on upper and verso boards. Small amount of foxing on a number of the plates, else a good copy.

    Stock ID: 22565
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  • LANGLEY, Batty.
    A sure method of improving estates by plantations of oak, elm, ash, beech, and other timber-trees, coppice woods. &c. Wherein is demonstrated, the necessity and advantages thereof; their manner of raising, cultivating, felling, &c. in all kinds of soils, whereby estates may be greatly improved. Offered to the consideration of the nobility of the gentry of Great-Britain

    London Printed for Francis Clay and Daniel Browne 1728

    First edition. 8vo., [10], xxii 274 pp., one folding engraved plate, contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt decorated spine with raised bands. Repaired at head and foot spine. New spine label. In this copy the last two pages 273 and 274 misbound between xx and page I of the book. These are index pages. Henrey 929 Dedicated to Lord Torrington [ of Southill ] and fellow admirals in the Navy advocating tree planting to ensure a good supply of timber for the future. Bookplate of Geo Irton of Irton Hall, Cumberland.

    Stock ID: 22012
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  • A Town Called Alcan, 4 Circuit Linear Towns, Alcan The Scanner and Notation: The Observant Layman's Code for his Environment by ALCAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    ALCAN INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    A Town Called Alcan, 4 Circuit Linear Towns, Alcan The Scanner and Notation: The Observant Layman's Code for his Environment

    London Alcan Industries Limited. 1964-1968

    Four volumes produced over a four year period. Alcan, producers and sheet aluminium produced these ground breaking publications. The first booklet " A Town called Alcan" was devoted to the theory of the Circuit Linear Town. The second booklet showed the application of Gordon Cullen's theory to four very different areas of Britain: The Solway, Solent, Redrose and London, The next publication "The Scanner" introduced human, social and physical matters which needed to be considered in any planning operation. The final booklet Notation is Gordon Cullen's last publication and appeared in the architectural press in 1967. Hard to find all together. These are a fascinating series of publications which form the corner stone along…

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    London Alcan Industries Limited. 1964-1968

    Four volumes produced over a four year period. Alcan, producers and sheet aluminium produced these ground breaking publications. The first booklet " A Town called Alcan" was devoted to the theory of the Circuit Linear Town. The second booklet showed the application of Gordon Cullen's theory to four very different areas of Britain: The Solway, Solent, Redrose and London, The next publication "The Scanner" introduced human, social and physical matters which needed to be considered in any planning operation. The final booklet Notation is Gordon Cullen's last publication and appeared in the architectural press in 1967. Hard to find all together. These are a fascinating series of publications which form the corner stone along with Cullen's Townscape book on approaches to planning urban space. All in very good condition. The first volume includes a typed letter from the Company Marketing manager, E W O'Loughlin, introducing the booklet series on Alcan Industries Headed notepaper.

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    Stock ID: 21131
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  • ZAHLE, Erik.
    A Treasury of Scandanavian Design

    Golden Press, 1961

    300 pp. Illus. with 188 color & 312 b/w photos. 4to. Translation of "Hjemmets Brugskunst," the standard study on Scandinavian designed furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, and metal products. Good with slightly worn dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 22348
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  • A Treatise on the Art of Glass Painting by SUFFLING. Ernest R.,
    SUFFLING. Ernest R.,
    A Treatise on the Art of Glass Painting Prefaced with a Review of Ancient Glass

    London Scott Greenwood & Son 1902

    139 pp. colour frontis + 36 b/w ills. Dark green boards Spine sl. faded. 8vo. Vg. Explains the art and mysteries of producing a stained glass window. Written by the author for both artist and general reader 'with an antiquarian turn of mind'. Chapters include Designing Scale Drawings, Cartoons and the Outline, The Various Kinds of Glass-Cutting for Windows, The Colours and Brushes used in Glass Paining, and Fret Lead Glazing. With 24-page 'Abridged Catalogue of Special Technical Books'. Two colour plates, called for on title page, not present, as usual.

    Stock ID: 21595
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  • A Visit to Brantwood by DEARDON J S [Introduction] TALBOT, Fanny
    DEARDON J S [Introduction] TALBOT, Fanny
    A Visit to Brantwood

    Bembridge The Ruskin Association 1980

    Unpaginated booklet,comprising introduction by J S Deardon and printed account from a manuscript of a visit to Brantwood by Fany Talbot. Unpainated 16pp. Bound with marbled boards and end papers and paste down label. Inside is a typed note "Just a trifle from the Malvern Link Bindery. Simple and plain like the binder!" You might send another copy with respects. The manuscript was found by architectural historian and devotee of Ruskin, the late John Hutchinson of York. The introduction by James Deardon explains the origin of the manuscript. Fine. Pamphlet printed by the Yellowsands Press, Bembridge. Isle of Wight.

    Stock ID: 21116
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  • ABC: A Dictionary of Graphic Cliches by [PENTAGRAM] THOMPSON, Philip and DAVENPORT, Peter. Designed by McCONNELL, John.
    [PENTAGRAM] THOMPSON, Philip and DAVENPORT, Peter. Designed by McCONNELL, John.
    ABC: A Dictionary of Graphic Cliches Pentagram Papers no 1.

    London Pentagram Design 1976

    24pp illustrated in b/w. Pentagram published the first three letters of a dictionary of visual metaphors drawn together by Philip Thompson and Peter Davenport. The publication contains examples of how designers have used these clichés as a shorthand visual language to communicate complex ideas. It was the first of an occasional series which continues upto date. Very good copy although one or two thumb marks on some text pages where pages have been turned.

    Stock ID: 20907
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  • [ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE]
    Academy Architecture and Annual Architectural Review [from 1896, Academy Architecture and Architectural Review].

    London Alex Koch & Sons, 1889-1931

    62 volumes. . Small 4to. Mixed set but generally good. Mostly in blue lettered cloth as issued. Numbers 40, 50, 56 and 59 in good paper wrappers. A few ex-library copies with class marks on spine and ancient library stamp on prelims. A few others a little shaky at hinges. Some have hand marked notations showing number on spine. Founded by the Swiss-born architect Alexander (Alex) Koch (1848-1911) it was an international review of contemporary architecture, and, from volume 3, 1891, contemporary sculpture. It includes a few articles, but mainly photographs and drawings. Each issue contains approximately 250 illustrations. The value in the journal is in the review it provides on international…

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    London Alex Koch & Sons, 1889-1931

    62 volumes. . Small 4to. Mixed set but generally good. Mostly in blue lettered cloth as issued. Numbers 40, 50, 56 and 59 in good paper wrappers. A few ex-library copies with class marks on spine and ancient library stamp on prelims. A few others a little shaky at hinges. Some have hand marked notations showing number on spine. Founded by the Swiss-born architect Alexander (Alex) Koch (1848-1911) it was an international review of contemporary architecture, and, from volume 3, 1891, contemporary sculpture. It includes a few articles, but mainly photographs and drawings. Each issue contains approximately 250 illustrations. The value in the journal is in the review it provides on international styles including the arts and crafts movement and beaux art styles. In terms of building types, it includes housing schemes, cottages, public buildings, commercial buildings, memorials etc. As an overview of the design styles of the first 30 years of the 20th century they are excellent.

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    Stock ID: 22608
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  • Ackerman's Regency Furniture & Interiors by AGIUS, Pauline, [editor] JONES, Stephen [Intro]
    AGIUS, Pauline, [editor] JONES, Stephen [Intro]
    Ackerman's Regency Furniture & Interiors

    Crowood 1984

    200pp illustrated with50 colour, 200 b&w plates. A comprehensive survey of the Regency furniture and interior views which appeared in the 'Repository of Arts' between 1809-1828 with a descriptive text and background information. The illustrations provide a valuable source book for furniture design, interior decoration and window curtain treatments.

    Stock ID: 21341
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  • COPY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHILIP CUNCLIFFE OWEN – V & A DIRECTOR COLE, Henry, et al....
    Addresses of the Superintendents of the Department of Practical Art, delivered in the theatre at Marlborough House: I. On the facilities afforded to all classes of the community for obtaining education in art, by Henry Cole ...

    London Chapman and Hall 1853

    24. Nov. 1852: II. On the methods employed for imparting education in art to all classes, by Richard Redgrave, ... 27. Nov. 1852. Bound with Correspondence between the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council for Trade, London Harrison & Sons 1853 28pp and REDGRAVE, Richard, On the Necessity of Principles in Teaching Design, London Chapman Hall 1853,52pp, LINDLEY, John The Symmetry of Vegetation, 51pp illustrated in text and Introductory Lecture on the Museum of Ornamental Art of the Department, both London L Chapman and Hall 1854. Marbled end paper, Gilt decorated and lettered red morocco. Very good internally, all edges a little rubbed. Philip Cuncliffe Owen, 8 June 1828 – 23 March…

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    London Chapman and Hall 1853

    24. Nov. 1852: II. On the methods employed for imparting education in art to all classes, by Richard Redgrave, ... 27. Nov. 1852. Bound with Correspondence between the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council for Trade, London Harrison & Sons 1853 28pp and REDGRAVE, Richard, On the Necessity of Principles in Teaching Design, London Chapman Hall 1853,52pp, LINDLEY, John The Symmetry of Vegetation, 51pp illustrated in text and Introductory Lecture on the Museum of Ornamental Art of the Department, both London L Chapman and Hall 1854. Marbled end paper, Gilt decorated and lettered red morocco. Very good internally, all edges a little rubbed. Philip Cuncliffe Owen, 8 June 1828 – 23 March 1894) was an exhibition organizer and latterly, the Director of the South Kensington Museum in London. Signed by him on title page. Uncommon.

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    Stock ID: 22074
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