BOOKS FOR SALE

  • (LUTYENS) BUTLER A. S. G. with George STEWART and Christopher HUSSEY
    The Lutyens Memorial Volumes.

    London, Country Life Limited and New York,Charles Schribner 1950

    Three volumes folio + the quarto volume on the Life of Edwin Lutyens. 4 volumes in total. Green bevelled edged buckram with red titles and all with dust wrappers. Very good set from the collection of Henry Potts. The dust wrapper are dusty and with some foxing but all present. Some fraying on the dust wrappers at the heads of the spines. Volume 1 Domestic Architecture, Volume 2 Gardens, New Delhi etc. Volume 3 Town & Public Buildings; Memorials including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool. All illustrated with b/w plates, line ills, plans and diagrams. The Life is quarto, pp. xxii. 602pp illus with portrait frontispiece.

    Stock ID: 20564
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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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  • PARKER John Henry
    The Medieval Architecture of Chester With an historical introduction by the Rev. Francis Grosvenor.

    Chester Hugh Roberts, Catherall and Prichard 1858

    vi, [3]-16, 40 p., [10] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., plans Original blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering. Illustrated by engravings by J H Le Keux, O Jewitt. From the library of Gerald Cobb, with his signature in pencil dated 11/09/53. Cloth a little rubbed else good copy. The sections in the book cover the city itself including the walls and castle, St John's Church, The Cathedral, the Abbey Wall. Very attractive item.

    Stock ID: 12642
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  • KING, David
    The Medieval Stained Glass of St Peter Mancroft Norwich. .,

    Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi. Great Britain. Vol. V. Oxford University Press for The British Academy 2006

    Foreword by Sarah Brown. 203pp illustrated in b/w + 20 colour plates at the end of the book. 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21107
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  • HEGBIN-BARNES, Penny
    The Medieval Stained Glass of the County of Lincolnshire (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain, Summary Catalogue)

    Oxford The University Press 1996

    This comprehensive catalogue describes the medieval glass at 142 sites in Lincolnshire (excluding Lincoln Cathedral) and South Humberside.448pp illustrated with b/w plates + 39 colour ones. 4to. Very good with dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21106
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  • The Metalization of a Dream by POLOZZI, Eduardo
    POLOZZI, 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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  • The Modern Woodcut by FURST, Herbert.
    FURST, Herbert.
    The Modern Woodcut A Study of the evolution of the craft ..... With a chapter on xylography by W. Thomas Smith. With over 200 illustrations in black and white, sixteen plates in colour.

    London, John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd., 1924

    xviii, 271 pp. 4to. Cream cloth with vignette on upper board and black lettered titles. Good copy with slightly worn dust wrapper, this frayed a little at the head of the spine. Key reference text on the woodcut.

    Stock ID: 21089
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  • HILBERSEIMER L.,
    The New Regional Pattern: Industries and Gardens Workshops and Farms

    Chicago Theobald 1949

    195 pages, including 121 b&w plates, 4to. Very good indeed in sl. worn dust wrapper which is chipped at head and base of spine.. Useful text by this key architect, urban planner and educator. Hard to find. In the book Hilberseimer aspired to construct an agrarian urbanism which again seems to be a topical subject. , Along side other planners he saw agrarianism as a kind of bridge between the rural practice of subsistence farming and the increasingly vulnerable urban workforce imagining that workers might rotate between factory jobs and collective farm work. Fascinating period item. His unbuilt scheme advocated in this text runs parallel to Frank Lloyd Wright's "Broadacre City" (1934–35),and Andrea Branzi's "Agronica" (1993–94.)

    Stock ID: 16249
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  • The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry. One hundred photographs by Annan, of well known places in the neighbourhood of Glasgow, with descriptive notices of the houses and the families. by ANNAN Thomas
    ANNAN Thomas
    The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry. One hundred photographs by Annan, of well known places in the neighbourhood of Glasgow, with descriptive notices of the houses and the families. Second edition [revised and enlarged by J.G. Smith and J.O. Mitchell]

    Glasgow James Maclehose [1870] 1878

    xvi + 289pp including list of subscribers to both first and second editions. Large 4to. Red Turkey Morocco spine, green boards with gilt lettering and impressed gilt design of a country house on upper board. head and base of spine slightly rubbed with scuff mark along spine else a very bright copy. Signature of previous owner on the half title.[ Agnes M R Dunlop] This book was essentially commissioned by well-to-do members of the old aristocracy and merchant class to record the houses in the Glasgow area and is a parallel to his book on Ayrshire houses. 100 mounted carbon prints, plus three other mounted plates, two of which are maps of Glasgow. One…

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    Glasgow James Maclehose [1870] 1878

    xvi + 289pp including list of subscribers to both first and second editions. Large 4to. Red Turkey Morocco spine, green boards with gilt lettering and impressed gilt design of a country house on upper board. head and base of spine slightly rubbed with scuff mark along spine else a very bright copy. Signature of previous owner on the half title.[ Agnes M R Dunlop] This book was essentially commissioned by well-to-do members of the old aristocracy and merchant class to record the houses in the Glasgow area and is a parallel to his book on Ayrshire houses. 100 mounted carbon prints, plus three other mounted plates, two of which are maps of Glasgow. One of 225 copies. Hard to find in this condition.

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    Stock ID: 20310
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  • The Orchard by McINTOSH, Charles
    McINTOSH, Charles
    The Orchard including the management of wall and standard fruit trees, and the forcing pit; with selected lists and synonymes of the most choice varieties.

    London William S. Orr, Camden Corner 1839

    viii, 142pp. Colour frontis and title page vignette + second title page, in total 17 stunning full page plates, all hand-coloured. Steel engraved plates in the text supporting details on methods of cultivation. 8vo. Original blind stamped cloth on upper and lower boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. All edges gilt. The colour title page is dated 1847 suggesting it was an addition, although the printed title page is given as 1839. A lovely book with useful contemporary material on individual fruits and their cultivation. At the time of writing , McIntosh was Head Gardener to His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch, at Dalkeith where he updated and modernised the gardens.

    Stock ID: 20554
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  • RIVERS Thomas
    The Orchard House on the cultivation of fruit trees in pots under glass

    London Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts [1850] 5th edition 1859

    124pp illustrated with b/w line illustrations showing green house structures he proposes. Sm 8vo. Blind stamped green cloth. Slightly sunned on spine else a nice copy of this small work on cultivation. Rivers worked at Sawbridgeworth Nurseries in Hertfordshire. Book label of Callander & Dixon Booksellers Whitehaven on front paste down. Thomas River's ran a renowned nursery supplying fruit trees. This was one and the same time a manual and promotional publication.

    Stock ID: 16448
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  • BUCKALL. Thos. Skip Dyot,
    The Orchardist: or system of close pruning and medication for establishing the science of orcharding, as patronized by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. Extracted from the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Vols of the Society's Transactions, with Additions. Society's transactions, with Additions.

    London G Nicol. (Printed for) 1797

    First edition. 122pp. Original boards. Rebacked with paper spine and new paste down label. 8vo. Dedicated to the author's patron, Lord Viscount Grimston this is a key treatise in advocating the value of orchards as a means of production of fruit mainly for cider. With chapters of planting for success, problems with pests and diseases etc. [Henrey 534].

    Stock ID: 11221
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  • EVANS Mwfanwy (editor)
    The Painters Object

    London Gerald Howe 1937

    viii.147 pages. colour frontis of Picasso Still Life 1922. 48 b&w photo and other illustrations by Paul Nash, Piper, Sutherland, Trevelyan Picasso , Ernst, Calder de Chirico and Moholy-Nagy. printed at the Curwen Press. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering.

    Stock ID: 18822
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  • The Pergola by HARTMANN-SANDERS COMPANY
    HARTMANN-SANDERS COMPANY
    The Pergola

    Chicago and New York Hartmann-Sanders Company makers of Koll's Patent Lock Joint Wood Columns 1924

    64 pages. 275 x 2000mm. Tall 8vo. Grey wrappers with orange lettering. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates, some tinted. Many of the examples name architects responsible, including Aymar Embury II, Lewis Colt Albro (partner of H.T. Lindeberg), et al. Also listed, art stone furniture and garden accessories, sun dials, hammocks etc. The main emphasis in this Album No. 34, is a series of designs for pergolas and other trellised architectural features. Round columns "built with due regard to the architectural proportions." Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20334
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  • The Picture Book of Flying by DOBIAS, Frank.
    DOBIAS, Frank.
    The Picture Book of Flying

    New York The Macmillan Co., 1928

    64pp, illustrated with strident colour illustrations throughout including many full page ones. Decorated cloth and end papers. Good copy with rather worn and frayed dust wrapper although this is complete. One of a series of Macmillan Picture Books on transport and related subjects aimed at children. Good on the early days of aviation. Art deco styled dust wrapper. and design on the cloth covered boards.

    Stock ID: 21039
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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 Pleasure Garden by Signed copy SCOTT-JAMES, Anne {author} LANCASTER, Osbert {illustrator}
    Signed copy SCOTT-JAMES, Anne {author} LANCASTER, Osbert {illustrator}
    The Pleasure Garden An Illustrated history of British gardening

    John Murray 1977

    128pp illustrated with b/w plates. Extra illustration in front of half title. Limited to 75 copies, all signed by the author and illustrator. Marbled boards, gilt lettered spine in matching slip case. Edge of slip case a little rubbed else very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20355
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  • The Poet Assassinated by Signed by Jim Dine on title page [DINE, Jim] APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume.
    Signed by Jim Dine on title page [DINE, Jim] APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume.
    The Poet Assassinated

    New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1968

    First edition. 128pp illustrated. 4to. Very good condition; clean and crisp; inscribed on title page and with very good dust wrapper in protective glassine wrapper. Translation by Rod Padgett.

    Stock ID: 20472
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  • RUSKIN, John.
    The Political Economy of Art Being the substance (with additions) of two lectures delivered at Manchester, July 10th and 13th, 1857

    London Smith, Elder and Co. 1857

    First edition. 248pp, publishers ads on end papers. Original 8vo printed boards, spine repaired. Published as part of the publisher's 'New Cheap Series'. Bookplate of Arthur Digby Besant, 1914 and Gavin Stamp, 1978. Arthur Digby Besant was the son of Annie Besant and joined the Theosophical Society in 1893. Architectural bookplate on paste down opposite that of Gavin's. There is also a signature on the printed end paper of F Besant dated 1865.

    Stock ID: 20262
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  • The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: by [ALDIN, Cecil] DICKENS, Charles,
    [ALDIN, Cecil] DICKENS, Charles,
    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: Two Volumes

    London, Chapman & Hall, Lawrence and Jellicoe 1910

    450 and 457pp. 24 colour plates which have tissue guards overprinted with titles. 280x190mm. Olive green cloth, boards decorated with gilt image on upper board of each and gilt lettering on spine and black lettering on upper boards. Some slight rubbing to the lettering on the boards and scattered foxing on some text pages else good.

    Stock ID: 21087
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