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  • Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum; or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Hardy and Half-Hardy, Pictorially and Botanically Delineated, and Scientifically and Popularly Described; with Their Propagation, Culture, Management and Uses in by LOUDON, J. C.
    LOUDON, J. C.
    Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum; or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Hardy and Half-Hardy, Pictorially and Botanically Delineated, and Scientifically and Popularly Described; with Their Propagation, Culture, Management and Uses in

    London Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans 1838

    8 volumes. Green blind stamped cloth. Illustrated with b/w line ills throughout. A little faded else a good set. Initially issued as a parts series from 1830 onwards, this is an exhaustive account of all the trees and shrubs growing in Great Britain and their history; notes on remarkable examples growing in individual gardens; drawings of leaves, twigs, fruits, and the shapes of leafless trees; and entire portraits of trees in their young and mature state. All were drawn from life, many being from the parkland grounds of Syon House, one of the homes of the Duke of Northumberland to whom the work was dedicated, or from Loddiges' arboretum. This work…

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    London Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans 1838

    8 volumes. Green blind stamped cloth. Illustrated with b/w line ills throughout. A little faded else a good set. Initially issued as a parts series from 1830 onwards, this is an exhaustive account of all the trees and shrubs growing in Great Britain and their history; notes on remarkable examples growing in individual gardens; drawings of leaves, twigs, fruits, and the shapes of leafless trees; and entire portraits of trees in their young and mature state. All were drawn from life, many being from the parkland grounds of Syon House, one of the homes of the Duke of Northumberland to whom the work was dedicated, or from Loddiges' arboretum. This work was published in three formats: with the plates entirely uncoloured, with botanical details hand-coloured, and fully hand-coloured. Work began in 1830 and it was first issued in sixty-three monthly parts from January 1835 to July 1838.

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    Stock ID: 22017
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  • Archibald Knox by [KNOX] MARTIN, Stephen A. [ed]
    [KNOX] MARTIN, Stephen A. [ed]
    Archibald Knox

    London Art Media 2001

    304pp, with over 800 colour and b/w plates. 4to. Boards, Very good with good dust wrapper. 18 essays which provide a definitive picture of the life and work of Archibald Knox, designer originating from the Isle of Man and who made his name as a jewellery designer etc for Liberty and Co amongst others and has great stature as someone who bridged in his work the Arts and Crafts Movement, Celtic Revival, Art Nouveau, and Modernism.

    Stock ID: 22138
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  • FAWKES F A (Chelmsford)
    Architect's Joinery and its Ornamentation

    London B. T. Batsford [1896] 1906

    2nd edition revised and enlarged. 8pp text + 63pp plates in black and white. Revised and enlarged edition. Small folio. Cloth spine, decorated boards. Cloth backed boards. Corners rubbed else very good. Trade catalogue produced by B T Batsford for this key contemporary joinery firm. Includes full size profiles of details etc. + designs for fireplace, mantels and over mantels etc. Loosely inserted 8pp small price list from the firm by this date noted in stamp overprinting F A Fawkes, as Crompton and F A Fawkes Ltd. Title page of catalogue is stamped by the firm Morris Shemeld and Wilde of Northampton [ Shop Fitters] and dated April 1 1911.

    Stock ID: 22379
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  • Architectural Drawing Perspective & Rendering by FAREY Cyril A and EDWARDS A Trystan
    FAREY Cyril A and EDWARDS A Trystan
    Architectural Drawing Perspective & Rendering A Handbook for Students and Draughtsmen

    B T Batsford Ltd 1949

    viii + 96pp with 68 b/w, colour and half-tone plates and 35 b/w line figures, 4to, cloth, dw. Dw sl. faded along spine and bumped along edges else vg copy. Second edition. A detailed survey of architectural draughtsmanship in England.

    Stock ID: 22343
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  • COOK Peter
    Architecture: action and plan

    London, Studio Vista 1969 (1967)

    96pp with numerous b/w illustrations. Printed wraps. Square octavo. Good. Spine a little bumped at top edge. Upper hinge cracked. Pencil annotations on some of the pages. A stimulating book in which Cook considers architecture as an extension of our personalities, our aspirations, motives and what this means in terms of reading contemporary architecture.

    Stock ID: 22800
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  • Architecture and Politics in Germany 1918-1945 by LANE, Barbara Miller.
    LANE, Barbara Miller.
    Architecture and Politics in Germany 1918-1945

    Cambridge Mass Harvard (1968) 1985

    reprint. 278pp illus. with b/w plates. 4to. Good. Previous owner's name on front end paper.

    Stock ID: 22208
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  • CROSBY, Theo
    Architecture: city sense

    London, Studio Vista 1965

    96pp with numerous b/w and 3 colour illustrations. Wraps, good. Square octavo. Considers the ways in which a more coherent approach to our environment can become the norm. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 22799
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  • Ark. Number Thirteen
    Ark 13: The Journal of Design and Fine Art, Winter 1954

    London Royal College of Art, 1954

    Unpaginated. Illustrated. Oblong 12mo. 180x240mm. Original card covers. These slightly dusty. Contains Illustrated essays on 'Three Young Contemporaries' by John Minton, Len Deighton 'Impressions of New York', Bernard Myers on tattoos, Herbert Spencer on 'Recent Developments in Typography', colour lithographs by Tony Puig, colour lithographs of Under Milk Wood by Roy Morgan, wo colour lithographs by Anthony Whishaw. Includes many period ads.

    Stock ID: 22898
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  • [ART WORKERS ASSOCIATION] TOWNSEND W G Paulson.
    Art Workers Quarterly Volume 2

    London Chapman & Hall 1903

    4 issues bound covering the whole year. 4to. Green cloth as issued with gilt lettering and vignette on upper board. Missing free end paper at the front. Scatttered foxing to preliminaries else very good. The Art Workers' Quarterly, subtitled, A Portfolio of Practical Designs for Decorative and Applied Arts, was published in five volumes by Chapman & Hall, London, between 1902 and 1906. Contributors in this volume include , Walter Crane, J. Alexander Fisher, D A Aird, R A Dawson, James Aitken, Aymer Valance, Ethel Higgins and Elizabeth F Scott. Wonderful illustrations to inspire design.

    Stock ID: 22731
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  • NEW TITLE BUTTON, Roger.
    Arts and Crafts churches of Great Britain - Architects, craftsmen and patrons

    Settle privately published 2QT 2020

    275pp, 295 illustrations in colour. Decorated wrappers featuring Lethaby's Herefordshire masterpiece, All Saints, Brockhampton. Square 4to. 210 x 210mm The Arts and Crafts Movement is less well known for its public buildings than domestic projects. Many of the leading personalities were commissioned to design or decorate churches, and these too were highly influential on subsequent architectural developments. Their patrons played a key role in bringing these revolutionary buildings into being. The book examines the churches as a group, the influences of designers on each other, and assess their impact on design in the the 20th century and after.

    Stock ID: 22786
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  • (Deutsche Gartennstadt-Gesellschaft, [German Garden City Soceity])
    Aus englischen Gartenstädten. Beobachtungen und Ergebnisse einer sozialen Studienreise.

    Berlin Berlin, Deustsche Gartenstadt-Gesellschaft and Renaissance Publishing, Robert Ferdern 1910

    188pp illustrated with b/w plates. 4to. Cloth backed and illustrated boards. Front end paper detached and frayed, last four pages have scattered foxing else very good. Documents a study trip by the German Garden City Society. Their tour took in New Earswick (the Joseph Rowntree garden village on the outskirts of York), Port Sunlight, Bournville, Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb. It included visits to study public housing schemes in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London. Efforts were made to make the German delegation welcome. The little touches included a floral reception gate at New Earswick with a German inscription "A Warm welcome our German cousins" and a lunch…

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    Berlin Berlin, Deustsche Gartenstadt-Gesellschaft and Renaissance Publishing, Robert Ferdern 1910

    188pp illustrated with b/w plates. 4to. Cloth backed and illustrated boards. Front end paper detached and frayed, last four pages have scattered foxing else very good. Documents a study trip by the German Garden City Society. Their tour took in New Earswick (the Joseph Rowntree garden village on the outskirts of York), Port Sunlight, Bournville, Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb. It included visits to study public housing schemes in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London. Efforts were made to make the German delegation welcome. The little touches included a floral reception gate at New Earswick with a German inscription "A Warm welcome our German cousins" and a lunch at Port Sunlight. The publication includes a list of members and guests in the auditorium at Port Sunlight who attended the lunch. This was a large delegation of visitors including a number of well known architects of the day active in Germany. (Includes Luwig Mies - aka Mies van der Rohe) as a young man.

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    Stock ID: 22580
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  • Basil Spence: Buildings & Projects by CAMPBELL Louise, GLENDINNING Miles, THOMAS Jane (eds)
    CAMPBELL Louise, GLENDINNING Miles, THOMAS Jane (eds)
    Basil Spence: Buildings & Projects

    London RIBA Publishing 2012

    372pp+ numerous b/w and colour photographic plates. Large square 4to. Paper covered boards, white illuminated lettering. Fine. In-depth chronological examination of the works of Basil Spence, with accompanying illustrative photographic plates. Introduction by Louise Campbell. Useful list of major projects. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 22104
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  • Before the Merchant Adventuers: building the hall by LATIN PROJECT, THE
    LATIN PROJECT, THE
    Before the Merchant Adventuers: building the hall An account books of the fraternity of Jesus and Mary York 1357-69

    York Printed for the Latin Project 2022

    107 pp., 11 colour illustrations, 4to. Decorated wrappers. New. ISBN 9781527299870 The publication It details the rich merchants who contributed to the cost of the building; the workmen - carpenters, masons, tilers and daubers (plasterers) - who carried out the work; and the materials which were used. The book is essentially a transcript of a remarkable document: the account book of the 'Fraternity of Jesus and Mary, York', the religious fraternity which originally built the hall 660 years ago as a hospital for the poor and needy. Maud Seller, the first woman to ever be a member of the Merchant Adventurers produced a book on the first group of papers in the…

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    York Printed for the Latin Project 2022

    107 pp., 11 colour illustrations, 4to. Decorated wrappers. New. ISBN 9781527299870 The publication It details the rich merchants who contributed to the cost of the building; the workmen - carpenters, masons, tilers and daubers (plasterers) - who carried out the work; and the materials which were used. The book is essentially a transcript of a remarkable document: the account book of the 'Fraternity of Jesus and Mary, York', the religious fraternity which originally built the hall 660 years ago as a hospital for the poor and needy. Maud Seller, the first woman to ever be a member of the Merchant Adventurers produced a book on the first group of papers in the late 1940s which constituted a translation of some of the accounts but this is the firsts complete transcription. English translations assist the non medieval Latin reader to understand the scale of the building project. A short amount of accounts are also transcribed on the charitable works of the Fraternity and also on the feasts and festivities that they held. Text in Latin and English.

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    Stock ID: 21997
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  • An American Perspective on Berlin [BERLIN] MILLAR, Lynn / McBride, Will
    Berlin und die Berliner

    Berlin Rembrandt-Verlag 1958

    96pp illustrated with b/w plates. Square 4to. 235 x 225mm. Photographs by McBride and Millar. Text in English and German. Collection of black and white images of Berlin seen through the eyes of two Americans. A near fine copy, dust jacket has some light wear.

    Stock ID: 22669
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  • Bernard Leach Hamada & their circle from the Wingield Digby Collection by [LEACH & HAMADA]
    [LEACH & HAMADA]
    Bernard Leach Hamada & their circle from the Wingield Digby Collection

    Oxford Phaidon Christies 1990

    192pp illustrated with colour and bw plates. 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 22872
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  • RICE & SON LTD BUILDING CONTRACTORS
    Book of the firm's history and its construction projects. Undated

    nd c1938

    Unpaginated. c12pp Introduction briefly outlining the development of the firm followed by c60pp illustrations of projects + c12pp period ads for building products and specialist firms. Long 4to. Green cloth covered boards with art deco style gilt lettering on upper board. At the time of production, the firm was based in Stockwell, London with specialist woodworking department in Margate. Inter – war projects illustrated include various Odeon cinemas, mansion blocks including Nell Gwynn House, Chelsea, the Bexhill Pavilion, Margate Lido, various suburban housing schemes, offices and shops, schools and colleges. Work centred on London and the south east. The Architects noted for most of the projects that are illustrated.

    Stock ID: 22578
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  • [BRASILIA]
    Brasilia - three items A pamphlet for the ICA Exhibition at Dover Street; Book entitled Brasilia; and Booklet also entitled Brasilia

    Brasilia: the building of a new capital for Brazil, an exhibition under the auspices of the Brazilian Embassy in London held at the ICA Dover Street 1958 4pp folded paper leaftlet: Vg. Brasilia 42pp book with white wrappers. Small square 4to. Illustrated with b/w plates and plans on acetate. Good copy but white wrappers a little age worn. Text in Spanish, English and French. Contributions by J. O. de Meira Penna, Luicio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. 1958. Brasilia 24pp booklet with black wrappers. Small 4to. Complimentary to the book, b/w photographs of buildings, sculpture and layout and produced to accompany the exhibition [?] Useful period material on the development of Brasilia. Covers a little rubbed and worn. From the…

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    Brasilia: the building of a new capital for Brazil, an exhibition under the auspices of the Brazilian Embassy in London held at the ICA Dover Street 1958 4pp folded paper leaftlet: Vg. Brasilia 42pp book with white wrappers. Small square 4to. Illustrated with b/w plates and plans on acetate. Good copy but white wrappers a little age worn. Text in Spanish, English and French. Contributions by J. O. de Meira Penna, Luicio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. 1958. Brasilia 24pp booklet with black wrappers. Small 4to. Complimentary to the book, b/w photographs of buildings, sculpture and layout and produced to accompany the exhibition [?] Useful period material on the development of Brasilia. Covers a little rubbed and worn. From the library of George G Pace.

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    Stock ID: 22718
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  • BOWNESS Alan
    British Pavilion Venice Biennale 1964. Roger Hilton, Gwyther Irwin, Joe Tilson, Bernard Meadows

    London The British Council 1964

    28pp. With 78 b/w and colour images. Stapled wraps. Upper and verso of cover shows some damage near the top of the spine (possibly from a sticker or similar paste-down?) Otherwise, very good and internally very clean.

    Stock ID: 22806
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  • WARNES, Arthur R.
    Building Stones Their Properties Decay and Preservation

    London Ernest Benn Limited 1926

    269pp + 8p A concise study, covers geology of building stones, decay, preservation etc. "With the author's compliments" penned at top of title page in neat handwriting.

    Stock ID: 22478
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  • DANNATT, Trevor
    Buildings and Interiors 1951/72

    London Lund Humphries 1972

    96pp. bw illustrations. Square 4to. Cloth spine with board covers, decorated shiny wrappers. Very good indeed. Preserved in simple cloth covered slipcase. Detailed studies of buildings designed by London architect Trevor Dannatt with many photographs and line drawings.

    Stock ID: 22253
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