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    Ausonius, Decimus Magnus and done into English by Jack Lindsay by [BAWDEN]
    [BAWDEN]
    Ausonius, Decimus Magnus and done into English by Jack Lindsay

    London Fanfrolico Press nd 1930

    Unpaginated. Forty-two poems .Translated by Jack Lindsay and decorations by Edward Bawden. 235 x 155mm Blue cloth blind stamped patchwork pattern to boards. T.E.G. Printed on Charles I paper by the Fanfrolico Press. Limited edition no 71 of 400. Spine sunned else very good copy. Illustrations in black and white.

    Stock ID: 21033
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  • Letter from daughter of Nathaniel Westlake, Stained glass artist WESTLAKE Teresa.
    Autographed letter signed

    No date c 1930

    Possibly a copy of a letter which might have been sent as a fair copy. Teresa. Autographed letter signed and undated. 2ff. Letter to a lady client about a window that the firm was to make. Interesting in the insight it gives to costing quoting "five guineas per foot and the height of the window is 11 feet 9 inches by two feet." She requests a deposit of thirty pounds. Unfortunately neither the client nor the window location is evident from this fascinating letter which indicates her involvement in the firm. The window was to be in the style of 13th century and set out in Medallions on the theme of the nativity. Nathaniel Westlake…

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    No date c 1930

    Possibly a copy of a letter which might have been sent as a fair copy. Teresa. Autographed letter signed and undated. 2ff. Letter to a lady client about a window that the firm was to make. Interesting in the insight it gives to costing quoting "five guineas per foot and the height of the window is 11 feet 9 inches by two feet." She requests a deposit of thirty pounds. Unfortunately neither the client nor the window location is evident from this fascinating letter which indicates her involvement in the firm. The window was to be in the style of 13th century and set out in Medallions on the theme of the nativity. Nathaniel Westlake worked in the period 1868-1920. The role of Teresa Westlake [ daughter ] has not hitherto been identified in the firm. The paper on which the letter is written suggests c1930. Some paint colours on verso of letter dabbed on. Clues in the letter suggest this was to be a commission for an American client.

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    Stock ID: 21553
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  • [BARNETT FREEDMAN] ROGERSON, Ian.
    Barnett Freedman the Graphic Art With an essay on Freedman as master lithographer by Michael Twyman.

    Upper Denby, Huddersfield : The Fleece Press 2006

    One of 240 copies with loosely inserted card + one of 90 with printed facsimile keepsake for the diaspora of the Barnett Freedman Fan Club present. First edition, first printing. Complete edition was limited to 500 copies. Issued with a DVD housed in a sleeve tipped to the back paste down containing the 1935 film, "The King's Stamp", made by William Coldstream for the GPO on the commissioning, design & execution of the Silver Jubilee stamp to Freedman's design, with music by Benjamin Britten. Includes a checklist of Freedman's book illustrations. 253pp, 252 illustrations + CD, poster design and facsimile card. Red brick coloured cloth, paper label, slip case. Fine. Checklist…

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    Upper Denby, Huddersfield : The Fleece Press 2006

    One of 240 copies with loosely inserted card + one of 90 with printed facsimile keepsake for the diaspora of the Barnett Freedman Fan Club present. First edition, first printing. Complete edition was limited to 500 copies. Issued with a DVD housed in a sleeve tipped to the back paste down containing the 1935 film, "The King's Stamp", made by William Coldstream for the GPO on the commissioning, design & execution of the Silver Jubilee stamp to Freedman's design, with music by Benjamin Britten. Includes a checklist of Freedman's book illustrations. 253pp, 252 illustrations + CD, poster design and facsimile card. Red brick coloured cloth, paper label, slip case. Fine. Checklist of works by the designer included as pages 227-237. The additions in this copy were issued as a reward to those who purchased the book early.

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    Stock ID: 21461
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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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  • Beirut: A City in Crisis by McCULLIN, Don.
    McCULLIN, Don.
    Beirut: A City in Crisis

    London The New English Library 1983

    126pp illustrated with b/w photographs by McCullin with portrait frontis of McCullin By Terence Donovan. Very good with very good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21436
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  • Belgrade Theatre: by [COVENTRY] LING, Arthur [ Architect] GIBSON, [Donald]
    [COVENTRY] LING, Arthur [ Architect] GIBSON, [Donald]
    Belgrade Theatre: Coventry's Civic Theatre

    Coventry 1958

    13 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs of the interior including backstage, plus plans and cross sections of each floor. Pictorial thin card wraps in landscape format. Covers lightly soiled and corner creased. The publication is about the first full-scale professional theatre to be built in the UK after World War II and established a reputation for theatre outreach work in the community as well as staging innovative productions. The theatre was refurbished in 2007 The architect was Arthur Ling. This publication is associated with the opening of the theatre which launched with The Importance of Being Earnest. Alastair Fair has written up the history of this theatre in his book Modern Playhouses: an architectural history of…

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    Coventry 1958

    13 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs of the interior including backstage, plus plans and cross sections of each floor. Pictorial thin card wraps in landscape format. Covers lightly soiled and corner creased. The publication is about the first full-scale professional theatre to be built in the UK after World War II and established a reputation for theatre outreach work in the community as well as staging innovative productions. The theatre was refurbished in 2007 The architect was Arthur Ling. This publication is associated with the opening of the theatre which launched with The Importance of Being Earnest. Alastair Fair has written up the history of this theatre in his book Modern Playhouses: an architectural history of Britain's new theatres, 1945-1985 "not only that, but it was also Britain's first purpose-built civic theatre, having been conceived, designed, and funded by Coventry City Council. Its contemporary architecture contrasted with older theatres and embodied the progressive principles which underpinned its creation."

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    Stock ID: 21237
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  • Bembridge. by [RUSKIN] WHITEHOUSE J. Howard [editor]
    [RUSKIN] WHITEHOUSE J. Howard [editor]
    Bembridge. An Historical and General Survey By Members of Bembridge School

    Oxford The University Press 1923

    100pp. Paper cover boards, cloth spine with paper label. All edges untrimmed. Some gatherings uncut. Very good indeed. A few illustrations support the text. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 21112
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  • Between Silence and Light: by [KAHN] LOBELL, John.
    [KAHN] LOBELL, John.
    Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture of LouisI. Kahn

    Boston Shambhala 1979

    viii + 120pp illustrated with b/w plates. Square 4to. Decorated wrappers with colour photographs. A little rubbed along spine and tips of corners else good copy. From the collection of Winston Barnett with his ownership ticket on inner wrapper. Filled with quotes, drawings, photographs and the inspiration for his many visionary projects it reveals Kahn as a master of creative thinking as well as design. This is the first edition of this book. It was reprinted in 2008 with a revised introduction.

    Stock ID: 21264
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  • Big Pic Box by HOLMES Andrew
    HOLMES Andrew
    Big Pic Box

    London Architectural Association Box 4 2004

    [14] pamphlet with introductory text and large colour images + 18 large colour plates. Large square 4to in presentation box with decorated colour title on front. Box is a little dusty with small nick on lower edge else very good copy. The 18 plates are each composed of nine Polaroid images that can be assembled in any arrangement to form a composite work, called Nine Times. The images on these plates were the most controversial of Holmes' work at the time of publication, in both form and content: unlikely combinations of fragments of contemporary living -- urban waste, trucks, flowers, animals and images culled from the TV screen.

    Stock ID: 21500
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  • MANCHESTER ART TREASURES EXHIBITION 1857 STANTON, James Taylor, 1816-1875
    Bobby Shuttle un his woife Sayroh's visit to Manchester: un to th' greight Hert Treasures Eggshibishun, at Owd Trafford. Written for Bobby hissel by th' editor oth "Bowton Luminary" ..

    Manchester J Heywood 1857

    80pp 12mo. Blue decorated paper wrappers Very good. Wrappers a little dusty. Written in Lancashire dialect, one of a series of books written to explore Manchester and Lancashire people and places including Yetton Park, The Mechanic's Institute and other places. This particular volume explore the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857. Humorous account but insightful on how ordinary people responded to the exhibition. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 21840
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  • Book of Bridges by [KING, Jessie M.] ARCAMBEAU, Edme. [ text by]
    [KING, Jessie M.] ARCAMBEAU, Edme. [ text by]
    Book of Bridges

    London Gowans and Gray 1911

    149pp, coloured frontispiece and 17 colour plates each with captioned tissue guards. 4to 255 x 195 mm, Olive green gilt decorated binding with paste down image by King on upper board. Top edge gilt. Free end papers browned. Some brown spotting to deckle edges of the book else a very bright copy of this book. Gowans and Gray had commissioned her to do 18 water colours of the bridges of Paris before she left England for Paris in 1911 and this book is the result. Reference, Colin White, The Enchanted World of Jessie M. King. 1991.

    Stock ID: 21085
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  • MAWSON, Thomas H. and ADAMS, THOMPSON & FRY
    Borough of Hastings Town Planning Scheme Report and general Development Plan

    Hastings Borough Council 1930

    51pp illustrated. 11 illustrations including photographs and diagrams + fFold out colour plan in rear pocket which opens to 305x250mm. 4to. Cloth spine, boards with title on upper board. Very good copy. This was a grandiose plan for the town, which if it had been implemented would have made Hastings a very different town. The plan included a scheme for a new civic centre straddling Bohemia Road, incorporating a Museum and a Museum and Art Gallery, an ambitious sea front scheme with bathing pool and marina.

    Stock ID: 21492
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  • Britain by Mass-Observation by [MASS OBSERVATION] MADGE, Charls and HARRISON, Tom
    [MASS OBSERVATION] MADGE, Charls and HARRISON, Tom
    Britain by Mass-Observation

    Harmondsworth Penguin Books 1939

    Penguin 1st Printing . Printed Wrappers. Penguin original,1939, No S19 with touch of wear at corners. Spine and page edges are a little browned. No dust wrapper. Good copy.

    Stock ID: 21023
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  • Broadsheet: Flexible Glass: by [THE FLEXIBLE GLASS CO.]
    [THE FLEXIBLE GLASS CO.]
    Broadsheet: Flexible Glass: Glass V Silk: The success of the Inventions Exhibition

    London The Flexible Glass Co Works, 294 High Road Kilburn nd Late 19th century?

    140x220mm single sided broadsheet printed on yellow paper, with sample of woven glass product preserved in archival bag. The new material, was introduced for the manufacture of neckties, scarves, book marks and for trimming hats and dresses etc - Billed as "A New Discovery" The sample of glass fibres is very good. The broadsheet/advert page for it is slightly worn at edges and a little dusty. In 1893, Edward Drummond Libbey exhibited a dress at the World's Colombian Exposition incorporating glass fibres with the diameter and texture of silk fibres.

    Stock ID: 21855
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  • BRIGGS R A
    Bungalows and Country Residences: A series of designs and examples of recently executed works.

    London London B T Batsford 1894

    2nd edition with additional plates xxpp itext and a description of the plates + 35 plates which are mostly line ills. Blue cloth with gilt titles. Bright copy although some slight foxing to title page and prelims.

    Stock ID: 21661
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  • ( VOYSEY) SIMPSON, Duncan.
    C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality

    Lund Humphries 1979

    160pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Square 4to. Wraps. Good copy of this scarce assessment of Voysey's career. A little browned on the spine. From the collection of David Hinge with his bookplate on inside of wrapper.

    Stock ID: 21637
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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. Fair copy. D/w torn on top reverse and some foxing on the cloth boards. assessment of Brown's life and work including a list of properties where Brown was involved with design. Previous ownersl bookplate on front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 21639
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  • with manuscript notation on the cover, [LONDESBOROUGH] CROKER Thomas Crofton
    Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient & Mediaeval Rings and Personal Ornaments formed by Lady Londesborough

    Printed for Private Reference 1853

    viii +88pp + 2 fold out engraved illustrations and other illustrations in the text. 4to. Bound in red half calf, raised bands. This a little rubbed. Original blue upper wrapper bound in. Upper wrapper with inscription "From Lord Londesborough" on top edge. [ Created Baron Londesborough in 1849] Londesborough who changed his name to Denison in 1849 under the terms of his uncle's will owned Grimston Park near Tadcaster. From the Birmingham Asay Office with their small stamp on free end paper.

    Stock ID: 21560
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  • SMITHSON Alison and Peter
    Changing the Art of Inhabitation

    London Artemis Limited 1994

    156pp, illus with b/w plates. Small 4to. Stiff card wrappers. Very good. Edited essays and notes published under three titles Mies'pieces, Eames'dreams, The Smithsons . It comprises edited essays, notes and letters spanning thirty years -- many previously unpublished -- richly illustrated with documentary drawings and photographs. The theme of the collection, developed through the Smithsons' reactions to the work of Mies van der Rohe and Charles and Ray Eames, is the influence across generations of architects, Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 21507
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  • Chipperfield Mather Parry Stanton & Williams: by [CHIPPERFIELD ET AL]
    [CHIPPERFIELD ET AL]
    Chipperfield Mather Parry Stanton & Williams: Four London Architects 1985-1988

    London Architectural Press 9H Gallery 1987

    48pp illustrated with b/w and colour images. Square 4to. Wrappers with overprinted dust wrapper. Exhibition catalogue featuring four architectural practices.

    Stock ID: 21543
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