BOOKS FOR SALE

  • Aston Hall and Park for the People by [BIRMINGHAM - ASTON HALL]
    [BIRMINGHAM - ASTON HALL]
    Aston Hall and Park for the People inaugurated by Her Majesty as a Hall and Park for the People of Birmingham

    Birmingham Printed by James Allen, 10 Livery Street, 1858

    Broadside publishing the Inscription proposed for over the Principal Entrance and including a letter republished from James Watt of 11 April 1834 and engraving of Ashton Hall, East View. The broadside announced that the hall was to be used for an exhibition of the Manufactures and Works of Art of the Town and the park was to be used for sports and to promote healthful recreation and explained the proposed funding through the establishment of the Aston Hall and Park Company through sales of shares. Frayed at edges else good. Unusual survival for a broadside relating to civic facilities.

    Stock ID: 20569
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  • (HAIG) MORDAUNT CROOK J and LENNOX BOYD C. A
    Axel Haig

    London George Allen and Unwin 1984

    73pp + 64 plates. Wraps version. Very good copy. Number 3 in Genius of Architecture Series

    Stock ID: 20637
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  • Balbus or the future of Architecture by BARMAN. Christian,
    BARMAN. Christian,
    Balbus or the future of Architecture

    London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., To-Day and To-Morrow series nd

    on spine and upper board. . Ex library. with stamp on the front paste down. A bit of wear at head and foot of spine, slight scuffing, else bright copy. From the collection of Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20197
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  • Bally: by [BALLY SHOES] ADVERTISING FAN
    [BALLY SHOES] ADVERTISING FAN
    Bally:

    Paris E Chambrelent Ste Ame E.T.I.O.P. 1933

    Cockade 'Vent du Nord' type fan with wooden handles.The paper leaf is printed on one side with an adaptation of a poster design showing male and female hands holding footwear by Bally; signed and dated d'apres CAPPIELLO, 1933.BALLY: Swiss company designing/producing shoes for the high end market. Founded in 1851 by Carl Franz Bally (1821–1899) and his brother Fritz in the basement of their family home. CAPPIELLO, Leonetto: b. 1875, Livorno, Italy - d. 1942, Cannes, France. Celebrated Italian poster art designer who lived in Paris. Beautiful condition.

    Stock ID: 20788
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  • Barry Parker & Raymond Unwin Architects by (PARKER AND UNWIN)
    (PARKER AND UNWIN)
    Barry Parker & Raymond Unwin Architects

    London The Architectural Association 1980

    46pp illustrated with b/w line ills. Square 4to. Very good copy. Useful summary of the work of the practice which was produced to accompany an exhibition. Biographical notes by Dean Hawkes. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20407
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  • Bata Architektura a Urbanismus 1910-1950 by Signed copy [BATA] SLAPETA, Vladimir
    Signed copy [BATA] SLAPETA, Vladimir
    Bata Architektura a Urbanismus 1910-1950

    Published by Statni Galerie ve Zline, 1991

    Square 4to. Very good copy. Signed on the title page by the author. Bookplate of Gavin Stamp on inside of the wrapper. Bata Factory Building in Zlin, Czech Republic and the associated village was a pioneering factory town experiment built using standardised building components. Zlín became one of the most important centres of inter-war modern architecture in the Czech lands and the only strictly constructed Functionalist town in Europe.

    Stock ID: 20702
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  • BBC Design in Modern Life: April 1933 by CARRINGTON Noel (introduction)
    CARRINGTON Noel (introduction)
    BBC Design in Modern Life: April 1933

    London British Broadcasting Corporation 1933

    16pp with 32pp b/w plates in centre fold. Useful bibliography. Wrappers with collaged image in black and white which are very slightly worn else a good copy. Notes on eleven radio talks given by key designers of the day including John Gloag, Wells Coates, Maxwell Fry, Frank Pick, Gordon Russell. Employs comparative photographs to reveal good and bad aspects of design.

    Stock ID: 17920
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  • STAMP, Gavin. [Introduction]
    Beauty's Awakening: The Centenary Exhibition of The Art Workers Guild 1884 - 1984

    Brighton Royal Pavilion 1984

    64pp catalogue with b/w photographs. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Very good copy. Contributions to texts by Alan Powers, Roderick Gradidge, David Otterwill and many others. Held to mark the centenary of this key Guild in keeping alive high quality design. Useful text on who was who in the Art Workers Guild throughout the period covered. From the collection of Gavin Stamp

    Stock ID: 20155
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  • Bill Brandt/Henry Moore by DROTH, Martina and MESSIER, Paul. (edited by)
    DROTH, Martina and MESSIER, Paul. (edited by)
    Bill Brandt/Henry Moore

    London Yale Univeristy Press 2020

    256 pages, 9 3/4 x 13 285 colour + b/w illustrations Hardback with dust wrapper..A close look at the work, relationship, and shared influences of two masterful 20th-century artists.

    Stock ID: 20820
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  • JOHN P WHITE & SONS LIMITED
    Bird Baths, Garden Figures Vases and Ornament

    Bedford They Pyghtle Works 1935

    60pp illustrated with b/w photographs and line ills + loosely inserted[4]pp price list for 1928 and [2]pp advertising leaf for Lead Statuary. Grey wrappers with paste down photograph and grey lettering on upper wrapper. Covers a little dusty and top edge of spine a little torn else good copy.

    Stock ID: 20758
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  • Birds by FEDDEN, Mary.
    FEDDEN, Mary.
    Birds

    The Windrush Press 1999

    29pp Forward by Mel Gooding. A wonderful collection of water colours and oil paintings by Mary Fedden, all inspired by one of her favourite subjects-birds-all in full colour. Very good with dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20832
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  • [BOOKPLATES]
    Bookplates designed by Gavin Stamp

    A collection of 65 bookplates made for friends or as commissioned projects. The influence of the black-and-white style of his early- twentieth century heroes F. L. Griggs, William Nicholson, and Frank Brangwyn are evident in these but also Edward Gorey perhaps. Gavin Stamp had a significant collection of Gorey books right beside his books on lettering and book design and bookplates design on his shelves. The collection is a fascinating social document in which bookplates appear for, amongst others David Watkin, Colin Emery, Michael Burgess, Lawrence Yap and many others associated with Cambridge.

    Stock ID: 20415
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  • STREET G E
    Brick and Marble Architecture in the Middle Ages: Notes of a Tour in the North of Italy

    London, John Murray 1855

    [vii], xx, [1], 2-287pp +32pp catalogue at rear. 74 plates including black & white engraved frontispiece, some full-page and some in colour. Additional text ills. Original blind-stamped cloth gilt. With bookplate of the Yorkshire Architectural Society. Very nice copy of this well crafted study of brick and marble in Italy which the author says in the preface was only made possible with the advent of railway travel.

    Stock ID: 6110
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  • British Railways and the Festival of Britain by FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
    British Railways and the Festival of Britain

    London W A Smith. 1951

    fold out leaflet illustrating the train services fo those wishing to attend the various exhibitions around the country during the festival. Lovely graphic image on upper wrapper. Duotone. 150x410 unfolded. Good.

    Stock ID: 20846
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  • By Hammer and Hand: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Birmingham. by CRAWFORD, Alan. (Ed)
    CRAWFORD, Alan. (Ed)
    By Hammer and Hand: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Birmingham.

    Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery 1984

    169pp with 111 b/w illustrations. Small square 4to in wraps, vg. A collection of 8 essays, each dealing with a different aspect of Birmingham as an important provincial centre for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain. Subjects covered include architecture, decorative painting, book illustration, metalwork and stained glass. With useful gazetteer of works by Birmingham based craftsmen and a catalogue of books illustrated by Birmingham artists.

    Stock ID: 19587
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  • Cader Idris: Soul of a Lonely Place by DAVIS Pete
    DAVIS Pete
    Cader Idris: Soul of a Lonely Place

    Wales Museum of Modern Art 1977

    Long 4to. b/w plates. To accompany an exhibition. Introductory statement by the photographer with his photographs and an essay on the work of Richard Wilson the artist (1713-1782) against which the photographs were juxtaposed.

    Stock ID: 12331
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  • STROUD Dorothy
    Capability Brown

    Country Life Ltd (1950) 1957

    Revised edition. 228pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills showing Brown's style. 4to. A very good copy with very good dust wrapper . Important assessment of Brown's life and work including a list of properties where Brown was involved with design.

    Stock ID: 17328
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  • PHIBBS, Johnny and CORNISH, Jo.
    Capability Brown: Designing English Landscapes and Gardens

    London and New York Rizzoli 2016

    288pp illustrated. 4to. (Expected November 1st 2016.) Published to coincide with the tercentenary of his birth, this remarkable book illuminates fifteen of Brown s most celebrated landscapes.

    Stock ID: 18433
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  • Care and Conservation of 17th Century Plasterwork in Scotland by HISTORIC SCOTLAND produced by GIBBONS Pat, NEWSOM Stephen and WHITFIELD Elizabeth.
    HISTORIC SCOTLAND produced by GIBBONS Pat, NEWSOM Stephen and WHITFIELD Elizabeth.
    Care and Conservation of 17th Century Plasterwork in Scotland

    Edinburgh Historic Scotland Technical Conservation Research and Education Division 2004

    TAN26 58pp illustrated with black and white plates. 4to Very good. Useful and detailed study of conservation techniques for decorative plasterwork in Scotland with case studies. Good images.

    Stock ID: 20803
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  • SHEPPARD, Richard.
    Cast Iron in Building

    London George Allen and Unwin Ltd 1945

    98pp + 48 b/w plates grouped at the end of the book. Small 8vo. Good with good dust wrapper. A Useful study of the contemporary uses of cast iron including telephone boxes.

    Stock ID: 20629
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