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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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  • [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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  • 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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  • A Way of Life: Kettles Yard by EDE, Jim.
    EDE, Jim.
    A Way of Life: Kettles Yard

    Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 1984

    First edition. 254 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of Kettle's Yard. 300 x 315mm Long 4to. A photographic guided tour of Jim Ede's Kettle's Yard. Kettle's Yard was a series of cottages in Cambridge restored by Ede as a place to live and as a place to house his collection of twentieth century art. The residence became internationally renowned and was open to students and visitors from around the world. The art includes pieces by David Jones, Christopher Wood, Miro, Winifred Nicholson, Brancusi, Ben Nicholson, Gaudier-Brzeska, Henry Moore, and Lucie Rie. The house is now open to the public. This copy is a little worn and has no dust wrapper but internally is…

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    Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 1984

    First edition. 254 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of Kettle's Yard. 300 x 315mm Long 4to. A photographic guided tour of Jim Ede's Kettle's Yard. Kettle's Yard was a series of cottages in Cambridge restored by Ede as a place to live and as a place to house his collection of twentieth century art. The residence became internationally renowned and was open to students and visitors from around the world. The art includes pieces by David Jones, Christopher Wood, Miro, Winifred Nicholson, Brancusi, Ben Nicholson, Gaudier-Brzeska, Henry Moore, and Lucie Rie. The house is now open to the public. This copy is a little worn and has no dust wrapper but internally is very good.

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    Stock ID: 21181
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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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  • Advertising Art: tricks of the trade by HALL Dixi Gail
    HALL Dixi Gail
    Advertising Art: tricks of the trade

    Walter F Foster nd c1950

    40pp illustrated with 4 monotone and many b/w plates. Folio. Stapled. Striking colour wrappers. USA graphic designer ending up eventually with his own Hollywood advertising agency moving on to Laguna Beach where he specialised in design and illustration.

    Stock ID: 20278
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  • AIA The Story of the Artists International Association 1933-1953 by [AIA] MORRIS, Lynda and RADFORD, Robert.
    [AIA] MORRIS, Lynda and RADFORD, Robert.
    AIA The Story of the Artists International Association 1933-1953

    Oxford Museum of Modern Art 1983

    96pp illustrated. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Good copy. Founded in 1933 as an informal group the AIA became a radical force initially along pre societ lines but ceasing to be a political force in the 1950s. Year by year analysis of what the Association did in the first 20 years of its existence.

    Stock ID: 20822
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  • Signed WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Amabel.
    All Stracheys are Cousins Memoirs

    London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1983

    203pp + (8)pp of b/w plates with captions. 8vo, illustrated wrapper. Wrapper a little worn at the head of the spine, else a very good copy. Dedication copy, signed by Amabel Williams-Ellis to Gerald Dix, Spring 1983. Pictorial dust jacket designed by Susan Williams Ellis. Ownership signature of Lois and Gerald Dix on front end paper. Amabel Strachey and Clough Williams Ellis had married in 1915.

    Stock ID: 19757
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  • American apartment houses, hotels and apartment hotels of today: by SEXTON, R. W. [Foreword by Raymond M. Hood, A.I.A.]
    SEXTON, R. W. [Foreword by Raymond M. Hood, A.I.A.]
    American apartment houses, hotels and apartment hotels of today: illustrating plans, details, exteriors and interiors of modern city aand suburban apartment houses throughout the United States

    New York Architectural Book Publishing Company, inc nd 1929

    v, [1], 332 p. incl. front., illus., plans. Blue lettered cloth. 4to. Head of spine and conners a little worn else good copy. Includes list of contributing architects. Introductory section on the evolution of the American apartment house and then many detailed examples with plans of individual projects.

    Stock ID: 20612
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  • American Realists and Magic Realists by [MOMA] MILLER Dorothy C and BARR Alfred H., and introduction by KIRSTEIN Lincoln,
    [MOMA] MILLER Dorothy C and BARR Alfred H., and introduction by KIRSTEIN Lincoln,
    American Realists and Magic Realists

    New York MOMA 1943

    67pp illustrated with 61 b/w plates. Decorated boards. Split along part of spine, slightly chipped and with shelf wear on lower edge else good copy with striking design on covers. Large exhibition of 43 painters and artists as the second exhibition by the museum to provide a survey of Contemporary American Art trends. 265 items listed. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 18382
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  • GOREY, Edward.
    Amphigorey Too

    New york G. P. Putman and Sons 1975

    First edition. Unpaginated, b/w ills. 4to. Pictorial boards with dustwrapper, very good indeed. Comprises 20 of Edward Gorey's stories. Loosely inserted private view card for Edward Gorey's first British Exhibition at Francis Kyle Gallery, 1979. As well as various news cuttings on Gorey including his obituary, and article from the Independent on Sunday 2003. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate with note that purchased in New York in 1978.

    Stock ID: 20072
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  • An- Alphabet by THORLEY E. J.
    THORLEY E. J.
    An- Alphabet

    London, Glasgow and Dublin Blackie and Son Limited 1910

    Unpaginated Full page colour plates throughout. First few and last few pages slightly foxed. Some light marking in places. Publishers pictorial brown paper covered boards lightly rubbed around edges. Parts of hollow paper spine chipped and damaged. One page has sympathetic repair to a tear else generally a very good copy. The alphabet is one of girls names with short verses about each of the girls illustrated.

    Stock ID: 21066
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  • An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical by (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical

    Manchester, J.E. Cornish 1897

    xv+351pp plus 6 b/w tissue guarded plates. 4to. Original cloth-backed lettered boards. A little scuffed at edges, else good. Very useful biography of this architect and amateur actor from the North West of England. Derbyshire (1839-1908) worked in the Gothic and classical idioms on a number of civic projects and churches, but was chiefly known as a theatre architect, designing theatres in Manchester (including the Comedy Theatre and the Palace Theatre) and redesigning the Lyceum in London. This fascinating book is very hard to find.

    Stock ID: 10682
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