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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 treatise on the Art of Masonry and Stone Cutting; by NICHOLSON, Peter.
    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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  • A Record of Building by Trade Catalogue (WILLIAM COWLIN & SON, LTD.)
    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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  • ROBINSON Professor, PRICE AND TREDGOLD
    A Rudimentary Treatise on the Principles of Construction in the Carpentry and Joinery of Roofs

    London . J Virtue and Co. Weale's Series no 12 no date 1859

    101pp illustrated with 34 illustrative wood engraved diagrams including some fold outs + c30pp Weale's catalogues at the end. . Flimsy boards with original blind stamped cloth. Gilt lettered. Paper spine label a little worn and faded. Very good.

    Stock ID: 21394
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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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  • [LORD LEVERHULME AND RIVINGTON] IRVINE, Wm. Fergusson.
    A Short History of the Township of Rivington in the County of Lancaster with some Account of the Church and Grammar School

    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have…

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    Edinburgh The Ballantyne Press 1904

    Presentation copy from W H Lever on the occasion of the opening of Lever Park, Rivington, May 18th 1904. (xvii) + 211pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and including a fold out map of the area proposed for the park beside the reservoir. Large paper edition Tall quarto, brown buckram. From the Hayhurst library. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme presented the area adjacent to the reservoir to be used as a public park just belowthe Bungalow and associated Japanese gardens which he constructed and lived in occasionally. The gardensare currently being restored but after a chequered history, the bungalow has been now demolished. Soon after it was built, Suffragette Edith Rigby claimed to have set fire to it on 7 July 1913. It was rebuilt but was demolished after the war finally. The park area was a philanthropic gesture for the people of Lancashire. His scheme included a scaled down version of Liverpool Castle which is beside the reservoir. He renovated a series of old barns on the site to be used as public halls for tea dances etc. The park remains open today.

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    Stock ID: 20558
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  • STAPLETON H E C: PACE G G and DAY J E
    A Skilful Master Builder: William Anelay Limited

    York William Anelay Ltd in association with Sessions York 1975

    72pp illus with b/w plates. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Vg. Cover design by Russell Platt. History of this important building firm still operating as a specialist building firm with an emphasis on conservation. Includes list of completed jobs. Anelay's were the key contractors used by Walter Brierley. Signed by W P Anelay, H E C Stapleton, Charles Anelay and Russell P Croft on title page.

    Stock ID: 19567
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  • EMPIRE EXHIBTION GLASGOW
    A Souvenir of the Empire Exhibition Scotland Bellahouston Park 1938

    The Daily Record and Evening News 1938

    Unpaginated, c60pp. Small 4to Decorated wrappers with the lion symbol of the exhibition on upper wrapper. Illustrated with b/w and sepia photos. Good source for the buildings. The images show the major pavilions, people using the site and detailed images of sculpture etc. Air view included of the whole site. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 17753
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  • A SPECIMEN BOOK OF PAPERS PRODUCED AT ABBEY MILLS Holywell in Flintshire North Wales with Selected Examples of Printing By Various Processes by [ABBEY MILLS] ROBERTS, R. W. [ overall controller of design]
    [ABBEY MILLS] ROBERTS, R. W. [ overall controller of design]
    A SPECIMEN BOOK OF PAPERS PRODUCED AT ABBEY MILLS Holywell in Flintshire North Wales with Selected Examples of Printing By Various Processes

    London Grosvenor, Chater & Co. Ltd., 1958

    Unpaginated. 4to. Decorated end papers depicting North Wales, The Wirrel and Merseyside , Cloth binding. Cloth slightly faded. Spine and upper board has decorated title panel for Abbey Mills. Specimens of printing, cover and writing papers in various colors and tones, with many examples printed to great effect by different processes. The sample pages include works of Eric Fraser, Cecil Keeling, A Romney and Charles Mozley amongst others. Lovely item.

    Stock ID: 21537
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  • DOWLING Henry G
    A Survey of British Industrial Art

    London F Lewis (Publishers) Ltd 1935

    57pp text + 100pp b/w plates. Large 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. Contents discussed and illustrated include pottery by V.Bell, G. Sutherland, L. Knight, Frank Brangwyn, etc, etc. Black and white frontispiece - 'The Mall, T.S.S. "Empress of Britain". Decorations by Waring and Gillow (1932) Ltd. London. Includes reprint of the rules relating to the recommendations for an exhibition o "Good Design and Every-day Use" and other advocacy documents relating to exhibitions to promote contemporary design. Also refers to the work of individual firms involved in production and the illustrations cites the makers in all cases.

    Stock ID: 15727
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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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  • SHARPE Edmund
    A Treatise on the Rise and Progress of Decorated Window Tracery in England: illustrated with ninety seven woodcuts and six engravings on steel with Decorated Windows: A Series of Illustrations of the Window Tracery of the Decorated Style of Ecclesiastical Architecture...

    London: John van Voorst 1849

    Vol. I: xii, 111pp, incl 97 ills and 6 plates; vol. II: 60 plates with a leaf of descriptive text. 228x150mm. Uniform blue gilt lettered cloth. Very good and very bright set of this study. Predates Sharpe's more well known treatise 'Architectural Parallels.' Previous owner's name in ink on front paste down of each volume.

    Stock ID: 6100
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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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  • ABC Beiträge Zum Bauen/Contributions on Building 1924-1928 by STAM, Mart, SCHMIDT Hans, LISSITZKY El, ROTH Emil (editors)
    STAM, Mart, SCHMIDT Hans, LISSITZKY El, ROTH Emil (editors)
    ABC Beiträge Zum Bauen/Contributions on Building 1924-1928

    Baden Verlag Lars Müller 1993

    Texts in English and German. Boxed set comprising 132pp with commentaries. A Swiss avant-garde magazine - the reproduced parts in the box comprise: First series no 1 and 2 [1924] 3/4. 5 and 6 [1925] Second Series no 1-3 [1926] no 4 [1927-28] Commentary volume is 56pp texts in German and English. Box a little worn else fine.

    Stock ID: 18331
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  • 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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  • Alessandro Mendini Schetsboek - Sketchbook by [MENDINI]
    [MENDINI]
    Alessandro Mendini Schetsboek - Sketchbook

    Groninger Museum, Groningen 1988

    Text in Dutch and English, 4to, stiff wrappers, spiral bound, 140 pages, illustrated. Part of upper wrapper torn away. Internally very good. Alessandro Mendini (16 August 1931 – 18 February 2019) was an Italian designer and architect and a key figure in post modern and radical design. Hard to find in any condition.

    Stock ID: 21318
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  • [GILBERT] McALLISTER, Isabel.
    Alfred Gilbert

    London A & C Black 1929

    236pp, 40 photo-gravure plates. 28x22, decorated cloth. Good, decorated cloth a bit worn but with good dust wrapper the design of which echoes the cloth design. Lower part of dust wrapper missing against back board. With striking early bookplate of Gavin Stamp on front paste down alongside London Institution stamp. Isabel McAllister, was a journalist and admirer of his work. After a period when he created few artworks, she helped rehabilitate his career in the 1920s. Gilbert's most highly profiled work is the statue of Anteros in Piccadily Circus but he had a wide ranging career in sculpture which is well illustrated here..

    Stock ID: 21489
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  • Alison & Peter Smithson: From the House of the Future to a House for Today by [SMITHSONS] DEN HEUVEL Dirk can and RISSELDADA Max (editors)
    [SMITHSONS] DEN HEUVEL Dirk can and RISSELDADA Max (editors)
    Alison & Peter Smithson: From the House of the Future to a House for Today

    Rotterdam, 010 Publishers 2004

    238pp + (2)pp. Long 4to. Decorated wrappers with fold ins. Very good, preserved in adhesive plastic covering. This title examines the evolution of the Smithsons' approach to designs for individual dwellings. Includes texts by the architects. It traces their work from New Brutalism, through the 1960s Pop Art Movement to their later work.

    Stock ID: 18513
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