BOOKS FOR SALE

  • The history of the Guinness Doctors' Books are that Bensons, the advertising agency acting on behalf of Guinness at the time, actively sought testimonials from doctors to substantiate and give credibility to the "Guinness Is Good For You" proposition. Thousands were happy to oblige. As a means of encouraging the relationship and fostering goodwill, the agency hit upon the idea of producing collectable, limited-edition soft-back booklets which were sent out to doctors each Christmas from 1933 until 1939; the practice was revived after the war in 1950 and continued until 1966. The themed, lavishly illustrated books, notable for their whimsical charm and overt literary parody, contained many lateral - and often ingenious - references to Guinness, both visual and verbal.
    Alice After thought by Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Guinness Illustrated by Antony Groves-Raines Arthur Guinness, Son and Company
    Alice After thought

    Dublin, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1938

    Guinness 24pp colour illustrations throughout the text, a collection of parodies and imitations of common rhymes advertising Guinness. Paper wrappers which are stapled. Scattered foxing to page edges else a good copy.

    Stock ID: 21322
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  • Allotment Calendar 2021 by SUTTON, Emily
    SUTTON, Emily
    Allotment Calendar 2021

    Norwich Art Angels 2020

    Lovely mantelpiece calendar for 2021 organised as a concertina strip which when extended has all the months of the year visible and shows the changing seasons on an allotment. New

    Stock ID: 21178
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  • Alvar Aalto by (AALTO) SCHILDT Goran (introduction
    (AALTO) SCHILDT Goran (introduction
    Alvar Aalto

    London Alec Tiranti Ltd nd 1964

    271pp illustrated with b/w photographs, plans and diagrams. Long 4to. Very good indeed in sl. worn and dust wrapper. Pen ownership inscription on the fep. Records Alvar Aalto's complete executed works, with projects up to 1962. Parallel German, French and English texts. Parallel European edition published by Editions Girsburger Zurich.

    Stock ID: 19399
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  • American apartment houses, hotels and apartment hotels of today: by SEXTON, R. W. [Foreword by Raymond M. Hood, A.I.A.]
    SEXTON, R. W. [Foreword by Raymond M. Hood, A.I.A.]
    American apartment houses, hotels and apartment hotels of today: illustrating plans, details, exteriors and interiors of modern city aand suburban apartment houses throughout the United States

    New York Architectural Book Publishing Company, inc nd 1929

    v, [1], 332 p. incl. front., illus., plans. Blue lettered cloth. 4to. Head of spine and conners a little worn else good copy. Includes list of contributing architects. Introductory section on the evolution of the American apartment house and then many detailed examples with plans of individual projects.

    Stock ID: 20612
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  • American Realists and Magic Realists by [MOMA] MILLER Dorothy C and BARR Alfred H., and introduction by KIRSTEIN Lincoln,
    [MOMA] MILLER Dorothy C and BARR Alfred H., and introduction by KIRSTEIN Lincoln,
    American Realists and Magic Realists

    New York MOMA 1943

    67pp illustrated with 61 b/w plates. Decorated boards. Split along part of spine, slightly chipped and with shelf wear on lower edge else good copy with striking design on covers. Large exhibition of 43 painters and artists as the second exhibition by the museum to provide a survey of Contemporary American Art trends. 265 items listed. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 18382
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  • GOREY, Edward.
    Amphigorey Too

    New york G. P. Putman and Sons 1975

    First edition. Unpaginated, b/w ills. 4to. Pictorial boards with dustwrapper, very good indeed. Comprises 20 of Edward Gorey's stories. Loosely inserted private view card for Edward Gorey's first British Exhibition at Francis Kyle Gallery, 1979. As well as various news cuttings on Gorey including his obituary, and article from the Independent on Sunday 2003. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate with note that purchased in New York in 1978.

    Stock ID: 20072
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  • An- Alphabet by THORLEY E. J.
    THORLEY E. J.
    An- Alphabet

    London, Glasgow and Dublin Blackie and Son Limited 1910

    Unpaginated Full page colour plates throughout. First few and last few pages slightly foxed. Some light marking in places. Publishers pictorial brown paper covered boards lightly rubbed around edges. Parts of hollow paper spine chipped and damaged. One page has sympathetic repair to a tear else generally a very good copy. The alphabet is one of girls names with short verses about each of the girls illustrated.

    Stock ID: 21066
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  • An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical by (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical

    Manchester, J.E. Cornish 1897

    xv+351pp plus 6 b/w tissue guarded plates. 4to. Original cloth-backed lettered boards. A little scuffed at edges, else good. Very useful biography of this architect and amateur actor from the North West of England. Derbyshire (1839-1908) worked in the Gothic and classical idioms on a number of civic projects and churches, but was chiefly known as a theatre architect, designing theatres in Manchester (including the Comedy Theatre and the Palace Theatre) and redesigning the Lyceum in London. This fascinating book is very hard to find.

    Stock ID: 10682
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  • CRANE Walter
    An Artist's Reminiscences

    London Methuen and Co 1907

    2nd edition. 520pp illus with 123 b/w plates and line ills. Original blue cloth with white decorative overprinting, showing shelf-wear, particularly to spine. Top edge gilt. Dec. end papers. Library shelf mark in white on spine. From Morton Sundour Fabrics Library with Mawson Collection typed on bookplates on front paste down. Internal hinges slightly shaky.

    Stock ID: 9662
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  • An Clachan: The Highland Village Official Guide by [EMPIRE EXHIBITION SCOTLAND]
    [EMPIRE EXHIBITION SCOTLAND]
    An Clachan: The Highland Village Official Guide

    Glasgow 1938

    Description by Colin Sinclair M.A. Ph. D. F.R.I.B.A. 8pp booklet. Inside front cover are list of suppliers to fit out the exhibit which was just off the Paisley Road. Good condition.

    Stock ID: 20963
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  • An Enquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: by WINSTON. Charles,
    WINSTON. Charles,
    An Enquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: With Hints on Glass Painting by the late Charles Winston.

    Oxford James Parker and Co. 1867

    8vo, two volume set. Red gilt decorated cloth with tracery outline on upper boards. Repaired on spines to make a good set. Bookplate of Anthony St John Midman Carew in each copy and also pen signature on end papers of Helen Armory Vol. I, i-xxiv, 422pp + [2pp adverts] + 27 b/w ills. Vol. II, i-iv, 98pp, + list of 75 ills. 23 pages of text that identify 49 b/w and 26 hand coloured illustrations. Volume Two with attractive hand coloured frontispiece. Important study of stained glass techniques, including examination of borders, patterns, figures and foliage.

    Stock ID: 20736
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  • An Essay on the Construction, Hanging and Fastening of Gates; Exemplified in six quarto plates by PARKER, Thomas N.
    PARKER, Thomas N.
    An Essay on the Construction, Hanging and Fastening of Gates; Exemplified in six quarto plates

    London Printed by C Whittingham, Dean Strreet, Fetter Lane for Lackington, Allen and Co 1804

    Second edition, revised. vi + [2 advertisement & errata] + 116pp illustrated. Rebound with quarter green morocco, marbled boards and matching end papers, gilt rulings and title to make a very good copy. Six fold out engraved plates. Title page a little dusty and some scattered foxing else a very good copy. Standard work on how to make gates, drawing on the authors' experience of working in Shropshire. Superb illustrations on the details of construction including hinges and fastenings for which the book is praised by John Claudius Loudon.

    Stock ID: 20615
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  • An Essay upon Gardening: by STEELE, Richard.
    STEELE, Richard.
    An Essay upon Gardening: containing a catalogue of exotic plants for the stoves and green-houses of the British gardens: the best method of planting the hot-house vine; with directions for obtaining and preparing proper earths and compositions, to preserve tender exotics observations on the history of gardening, and a contrast of the ancient with the modern taste

    York for the author by G Peacock..., J. Robson ..., T. and J. Egerton ..., J. Johnson ..., and J. Todd 1793

    xxii, [ii], [i], 102 [2] 3 plates folded with descriptive letter press. 4to 270x210mm. Rebound in half calf by designer binder Chrisopher Shaw. Gilt lettering, red label, marbled boards. [Henrey 1384] Written by Steele, noted as late of Thirsk, but now of Sionhill, (near Thirsk) in the County of York. Subscription volume with 275 subscribers and dedicated to Henry Duncombe of Duncombe Park. The illustrations at the end are by William Atikinson of York who took over the architectural practice of John Carr. The lists of plants suggest that Steele may have been a nurseryman as well…

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    York for the author by G Peacock..., J. Robson ..., T. and J. Egerton ..., J. Johnson ..., and J. Todd 1793

    xxii, [ii], [i], 102 [2] 3 plates folded with descriptive letter press. 4to 270x210mm. Rebound in half calf by designer binder Chrisopher Shaw. Gilt lettering, red label, marbled boards. [Henrey 1384] Written by Steele, noted as late of Thirsk, but now of Sionhill, (near Thirsk) in the County of York. Subscription volume with 275 subscribers and dedicated to Henry Duncombe of Duncombe Park. The illustrations at the end are by William Atikinson of York who took over the architectural practice of John Carr. The lists of plants suggest that Steele may have been a nurseryman as well as a gardener. Sion Hill is now known as a house designed by the architect Walter Brierley at Kirby Wiske. Sion Hill was also known Kirby Lodge at the end of the 18th century. The book was reviewed in the Monthly Review 1793. vol XI "Mr Steele has prepared for his brethren two full catalogues of exotics, the one of abiding plants, the other of annuals & perennials.... we think however that his subjects might have been more connected, had he thrown the whole matter into the form of a dictionary". On the other hand this book is a wonderful catalogue improved by the green house designs illustrated. From the Rothamsted collection.

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    Stock ID: 19795
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  • An Exhibition for Modern Living by (DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS - LANDMARK EXHIBITION ) (GIRARD, Alexander H. [Curator] LAURIE, W.D.
    (DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS - LANDMARK EXHIBITION ) (GIRARD, Alexander H. [Curator] LAURIE, W.D.
    An Exhibition for Modern Living

    Michigan USA The Detroit Institute of Arts 1949

    102pp illus with b/w plates and line ills including superb drawings by Saul Steinberg in essay form based on the theme of "how others see us". Views of exhibition rooms, general views of the exhibition, Index of designers, Index of exhibitors. Spiral bound. 4to. Decorated wrappers also by Saul Steinberg. Objects selected for the exhibition include glass, chairs silverware, gardeners' tools kitchen wear etc. Fantastic exhibition catalogue. The rooms of the exhibition were furnished by key designers of the day including Ray and Charles Eames where Ray prepared this colourful sketch of the layout. Other designers included Eva Zeisel, Thonet, Harry Weese, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, & George Nelson, Custom exhibition…

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    Michigan USA The Detroit Institute of Arts 1949

    102pp illus with b/w plates and line ills including superb drawings by Saul Steinberg in essay form based on the theme of "how others see us". Views of exhibition rooms, general views of the exhibition, Index of designers, Index of exhibitors. Spiral bound. 4to. Decorated wrappers also by Saul Steinberg. Objects selected for the exhibition include glass, chairs silverware, gardeners' tools kitchen wear etc. Fantastic exhibition catalogue. The rooms of the exhibition were furnished by key designers of the day including Ray and Charles Eames where Ray prepared this colourful sketch of the layout. Other designers included Eva Zeisel, Thonet, Harry Weese, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, & George Nelson, Custom exhibition rooms by Alvar Aalto, Jens Risom, Bruno Mathsson, Florence Knoll and many others.

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    Stock ID: 20691
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  • An Exhibition of Architecture by FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN: ROYAL SOCIETY OF ULSTER ARCHITECTS
    FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN: ROYAL SOCIETY OF ULSTER ARCHITECTS
    An Exhibition of Architecture at Fountain Street, Castle Street Belfast Souvenir Handbook Mary 29th-July 28th

    Belfast Royal Society of Ulster Architects in association with The Council for the Encouragement of music and the arts, Northern Ireland 1951

    24pp illustrated with c16pp of b/w photographs of buildings in Northern Ireland and elsewhere in the UK + a few international examples + 18pp period ads. Decorated wrappers, these a little worn. Foreword by F R Gibson. Texts on Irish architecture, prefabrication approaches in Hertfordshire, contributions from Clough Williams Ellis and Max Bill amongst others. Loosely inserted a gate fold leaflet printed on blue paper, summarising the exhibition and including on one side a large plan of the layout of the exhibition. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 21276
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  • An Exhibition of Etchings Dry Points & Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler by [WHISTLER]
    [WHISTLER]
    An Exhibition of Etchings Dry Points & Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler

    London Conaghi & Co Limited 1971

    71pp, b/w plates. Sugar paper wrappers printed with black titles. Small 4to. Signed in back pen by Eduardo Paolozzi on the front end paper.

    Stock ID: 20580
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  • WINSTON. Charles,
    An Inquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Paintings Especially in England: With Hints on Glass Painting by an Amateur (Charles Winston).

    Oxford John Henry Parker 1847

    +xiv, 384 pp. B/w line drawings in text. Deep red cloth boards with decorative detail impressed into front (gilt) and back covers, in protective sleeve. Spine with gilt lettering and horizontal lines of decoration at the head and base of spine. Some wear at spine and slight foxing, else vg copies. Part II (plates) 75 b/w and hand-coloured plates. 23 page text illustration list preceding plates. Important study of stained glass techniques, including examination of borders, patterns, figures and foliage.

    Stock ID: 17279
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  • An Introduction to Modern Architecture by RICHARDS, J. M.
    RICHARDS, J. M.
    An Introduction to Modern Architecture

    London Penguin, Pelican Books 1940

    126 p., 32 p. of plates : ill., plans. Good copy with unclipped dust wrapper. Dust wrapper a little worn at head of the spine. Probably J M Richard's most well known and popular book. First edition. Book ticket of Gavin Stamp on inside of wrapper. Written for "the man in the street" as an introduction to contemporary design in buildings.

    Stock ID: 21218
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  • An Introduction to Rembrandt by (REMBRANDT) CLARK Kenneth
    (REMBRANDT) CLARK Kenneth
    An Introduction to Rembrandt

    Readers Union, Newton Abbot 1978

    151pp with 167 b/w illustrations. 4to. Cloth, very good with similar d/w. Readable and generously illustrated account of the artist and his works.

    Stock ID: 21441
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  • An Old Cottage Saved: by POWYS, A. R. [ Introduction by Alfred H Powell
    POWYS, A. R. [ Introduction by Alfred H Powell
    An Old Cottage Saved: How derelict cottages at Brinkstone in Suffolk, were brought into use again and what the work cost

    London SPAB August 1921

    36pp illustrated with b/w photographic plates and line ills. The illustrations show the interiors and exteriors of the buildings before and after rennovation. There is a table at the end of the book providing detailed costings for the various elements. Photographs by C C Winmill, Architect ad C S Cousins, Photographer Bury St Edmunds. Pamphlet. Original wrappers bound into relatively modern binding with cloth spine, black lettered and boards to make a very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20500
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