The Imagination of Vanbrugh and his fellow artists

    London Art & Technics Limited 1954

    xv,269[1]pp illustrated with 140 bw plates including one by Rex Whistler. Royal 8vo. Gilt decorated cloth designed by the author. With very good dust wrappe. First edition of this major study of Vanbrugh and his contemporaries including Hawksmoor, Talman, Wren, Gibbs and Morris. Also investigates the landscape and assesses the relative role of Vanbrugh and professional designers such as Bridgeman. Readable and scholarly study.

    Stock ID: 22364
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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.

    Stock ID: 22413
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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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  • 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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  • The Legacy of Albert Kahn by (KAHN) FERRY W. Hawkins with an essay by Walter B Sanders
    (KAHN) FERRY W. Hawkins with an essay by Walter B Sanders
    The Legacy of Albert Kahn

    Detroit: Wayne State Univerity Press 1987

    183pp with 288 b/w ills incl. frontis portrait of Kahn. 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Includes an essay on the life of Albert Kahn followed by a chronological account of his major projects from the early pre-industrial architecture to work in progress by Albert Kahn associates in the 1970's

    Stock ID: 305
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  • The Life of Sir Edwin Lutyens by HUSSEY Christopher
    HUSSEY Christopher
    The Life of Sir Edwin Lutyens

    Woodbridge: Antiques Collector's Club 1984 (1953)

    xxiii + 306pp with 175 b/w plates and line illustrations throughout. Large 4to, cloth very good in d/w, a little sunned on spine with small chip on top right corner otherwise similar. Facsimile reprint of Hussey's classic work originally published by Country Life in the 1950s. Still an essential source of Lutyens' life and work.

    Stock ID: 21970
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  • The Making of the Home: by Barnett Mrs. S.A. (Henrietta Octavia Barnett nee Weston)
    Barnett Mrs. S.A. (Henrietta Octavia Barnett nee Weston)
    The Making of the Home: A Reading Book of Domestic Economy for the School and the Home

    London Cassell & Company 1885

    Sixty-fifth thousand. 206pp + 5pp on paste downs as end paper + 1 additional page which are testimonials for the book. Specimen stamped on upper board and also front end paper. Chapters on food, drink, and cooking, but also washing, how to mind the baby and account keeping and health. Henrietta Barnett was a notable social reformer and active in founding Hampstead Garden Suburb.

    Stock ID: 20915
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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 Metalization of a Dream by PAOLOZZI, Eduardo
    PAOLOZZI, Eduardo
    The Metalization of a Dream with a commentary by Lawrence Alloway.

    London Lion and Unicorn Press 1963

    no 205 of approximately 400 copies. 64pp + monochrome and colour reproductions Cloth spine with silver lettered titles, embossed boards with devices and with Paolozzi designs in silver across on upper and lower boards. Decorated end papers. Originally issued with clear acetate wrapper not present in this copy. The Metallization of a Dream is the title of a collaborative project between the critic Lawrence Alloway and the artist Eduardo Paolozzi, which resulted in the publication of this limited edition. The book was designed by John Munday in collaboration with the artist.

    Stock ID: 21026
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  • FERRISS Hugh (1889 – 1962)
    The Metropolis of Tomorrow

    [1929] The Architectural Press 1986

    UK reprint in parallel with Princeton University Reprint. 199pp illustrated with b/w line ills. 4to. Black dust wrapper with red titles. Very good copy this reprint edition of Ferris's first book on the contemporary city illustrated with his famous moody images of the city focusing on skyscrapers and cityscapes often made against night skies or in the fog. Black wrapper slightly faded. Previous owner's name in neat hand on half title.

    Stock ID: 21295
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    The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi

    London, Thames and Hudson 1978

    304pp illustrated with b/w plates. Large 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper

    Stock ID: 22275
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  • BETTS Charles Henry, AND WATTS Matthias.
    The Next War: The British Industries Fair

    London Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, 1916

    66pp Red paper boards, titles in black lettering. Worn and dusty binding.

    Stock ID: 22165
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  • BAGLEE, Christopher. & GRAHAM, Frank
    The North-East Coast Exhibition Newcastle Upon Tyne May-October 1929

    Newcastle Upon Tyne Frank Graham 1979

    30pp illustrated with b/w plates. 8vo. Pamphlet. Wrappers a bit discoloured else good copy. Useful overview and narrative about this key exhibition. The North East Coast Exhibition of Industry, Science, and Art ran for the summer season. The Hancock Museum and gardens which still surround it are a survival from the exhibition.

    Stock ID: 21837
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  • GOTCH J Alfred
    The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Northamptonshire An Illustrated Review

    London B.T. Batsford Ltd 1936

    x + 100pp. Illustrated with 157 plates and plans in b/w. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling on upper board and spine. 4to. Some foxing to a few of the pages, and general shelf ware, else a good copy complete with all plates and fold out map of the country of Northamptonshire. Bookplate of A Lacey on f.e.p and of Joceline Grove on paste-down along with a pasted down description of the book. Extensive list of subscribers; numerous plates from photographs and drawings along with plans and sketches of 52 country houses, castles and ruins found across the county.

    Stock ID: 22684
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  • The Oldham Road by MEECHAM Charlie (photographs by) JEFFREY Ian (Introductory essay)
    MEECHAM Charlie (photographs by) JEFFREY Ian (Introductory essay)
    The Oldham Road

    London The Architectural Association 1987

    64pp illustrated with colour and black and white plates, many full page. Paper-covered Boards. Long 4to. Boards a little dusty else a very good indeed. Photographs form part of a project to document the scene between Manchester and Oldham undertaken 1984-1986. Lovely immediate colour photographs + many black and white ones of mills, terraces and buildings revealing a crumbling but evocative urban fabric and the spaces between.

    Stock ID: 21509
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  • The Picturesque: studies in a point of view by HUSSEY, Christopher.
    HUSSEY, Christopher.
    The Picturesque: studies in a point of view

    London G. P. Putnam 1927

    308pp illus with b/w plates. Blue cloth. Edges a little worn and spine very slightly faded else good copy of this hard to find text on The Picturesque. This book was pioneering in the history of taste and which dragged, from relative, obscurity figures like Richard Payne Knight, "a Regency prophet of modernism," together with his contemporaries, and explored the links between painting and landscape design.

    Stock ID: 20908
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    The Pioneer Co-Partnership Suburb A record of Progress issued as a souvenir of the visit T R H The Duke and Duchess of Connaught to declare open the Brentham Club and Institute of the Ealing Tenants Limited and published by Co-Partnership Publishers Limited 1912

    Letchworth Garden City Press undated [1990]

    Facsimile reprint. 33pp illustrated with b/w plates + [c8]pp period ads. Decorated wrappers. Includes colour and folded map of Brentham Garden Suburb. This garden suburb, near Pitshanger in Ealing, was the first garden suburb in London to be built in cooperative principles, predating the larger and better-known Hampstead Garden Suburb by some years. It was mostly built between 1901 and 1915. Reprint of original documentaion.

    Stock ID: 21253
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  • SAVORY Charles, H.
    The Practical Carver and Gilders Guide and Picture Frame Makers Companion

    London Brodie & Middleton, Simpkin Marchall & Co c1877

    205pp illustrated. Decorated boards, cloth spine. Very good copy. 5th edition. Ex libris with his bookplate Frank Harwood. A handbook for modest commercial and amateur craftsmen. Five editions between c.1874 and c.1877. Covers Mouldings; Picture and Looking-glass Frames; Plate Glass; Silvering Plate Glass; Composition Ornaments; Gilder's Tools; Preparations Used in Gilding; Gilding; Interior and Exterior Gilding; Cleaning and Restoration of Oil Paintings; Picture Frames and Their Manufacture, mitring, mounting etc. Whilst not uncommon it is hard to find in this condition.

    Stock ID: 22183
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    The Public Fountain in Civic Art

    Connecticut Privately Printed 1946

    11pp wrappers. Short essay on the specific function of public fountains in Townscape. Ex library. Discrete stamp on inner wrapper. Illustrated wrapper.

    Stock ID: 770
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