BOOKS FOR SALE

  • [CAR PARKING]
    Car Parking: A British Road Federation Exhibition

    London, in the Great Hall ICE London 18th -26th March 1960

    106pp, description of the exhibits. Long 8vo. Spiral bound wrappers with image of multi storey car park on upper wrapper. Catalogue divided into sections for multi storey garages, roof parking, service areas on motorways, drive in banks, shopping precincts etc. Foreword by Lord Derwent. Unfortunately not illustrated but must have been an amazing exhibition based on the commentary provided in this publication the exhibition revealed ingenious solutions to car parking including stacking cars etc.

    Stock ID: 19614
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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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  • MACFARLANE & CO TRADE CATALOGUE
    Catalogue 5th edition: Two volumes bound as one

    Glasgow Walter MacFarlane & Co., Architectural, Sanitary, and General Ironfounders, Saracen Foundry, Possilpark, nd c1875

    3 frontispieces showing the works in Glasgow and show room in London., 595pp + xxii price list bound in at the end. Ownership inscription of Mr Fogarty in Dublin with a note of his name on the price list as well. Recent green cloth, calf spine, gilt lettered. Rebound to form a good copy. Superb illustrations of the whole range of products supplied by Macfarlane's in Glasgow. The owner could have been William Fogerty, and architect practising in Dublin at the time. Born: 1833 ca Died: 1878.

    Stock ID: 20454
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  • Catalogue of the Drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) and of George Dance the Elder (1695-1768) from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum by [DANCE] LEVER, Jill.
    [DANCE] LEVER, Jill.
    Catalogue of the Drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) and of George Dance the Elder (1695-1768) from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum

    London

    From the collection of Henry Potts with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20538
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  • Catalogue of the Fourteenth Exhibition: At the Galleries of the Royal Academy by ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOICETY
    ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOICETY
    Catalogue of the Fourteenth Exhibition: At the Galleries of the Royal Academy

    London Royal Academy, Burlington House 1928

    144pp. 16mo. Paper wrappers. Previous ownership signature on upper wrapper. Very good copy. The 40th anniversary exhibition of the Society. List of members at the front, followed by the catalogue and then the names and addresses of exhibitors. Useful insight into makers in the inter war period including an increasing number of women makers such as Elizabeth Peacock and Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie.

    Stock ID: 20715
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  • ECKEL, Edwin C. (introductions by LIVESEY, Paul and HIME, William G.)
    Cements, Limes and Plasters: Their Materials, Manufacture and Properties A facsimile of the third (1928) edition

    London, Donhead 2005

    752 pp with b/w line drawings and diagrams throughout. Cloth no d/w. New copy. Edwin Eckel's exceptionally detailed volume, published in 1928, presents a wealth of information drawing on his own research as well as the work of all the eminent international authorities in the field of lime mortars and cements. It captures the fascinating development of building materials from the nineteenth century through the first quarter of the twentieth century. Of particular interest is the way in which it chronicles the demise of hydraulic cement, followed by the brief meteoric rise in popularity of natural cements, then subsequently their rapid eclipse by Portland cement. This book will be an invaluable resource not only to everyone…

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    London, Donhead 2005

    752 pp with b/w line drawings and diagrams throughout. Cloth no d/w. New copy. Edwin Eckel's exceptionally detailed volume, published in 1928, presents a wealth of information drawing on his own research as well as the work of all the eminent international authorities in the field of lime mortars and cements. It captures the fascinating development of building materials from the nineteenth century through the first quarter of the twentieth century. Of particular interest is the way in which it chronicles the demise of hydraulic cement, followed by the brief meteoric rise in popularity of natural cements, then subsequently their rapid eclipse by Portland cement. This book will be an invaluable resource not only to everyone involved in conservation of traditional buildings but also those concerned with the early modern buildings constructed from Portland cement.

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    Stock ID: 20507
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  • LINDLEY Kenneth (Foreword by John Piper)
    Chapels and Meeting Houses

    John Baker Publishers Ltd 1969

    85pp illustrated with many photographs and line ills. Fine in dw. Written and illustrated by Lindley this book covers chapels and meeting houses largely ignored by architectural historians at the time. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20273
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  • ELLIOT Charles,
    Charles Eliot Landscape Architect : A Lover of Nature and of his Kind who Trained for a New Profession, Practised it Happily and Through it Wrought Much Good.

    Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin 1902

    xxiv +770 pages with many photographs, maps, diagrams, and illustrations, and includes 2 large fold out maps of Boston in front and rear pockets. Green gilt lettered cloth. Very good copy. Includes Eliot's letters and professional writings on landscape gardening and chapters on the Trustees of Public Reservations, the Metropolitan Park Commission, the Charles River, Revere Beach, landscape forestry &c.,

    Stock ID: 19801
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  • Charles Holden Architect 1875-1960 by (HOLDEN) KAROL Eitan and ALLIBONE Finch
    (HOLDEN) KAROL Eitan and ALLIBONE Finch
    Charles Holden Architect 1875-1960 An Exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects Heinz Gallery London 1988

    London RIBA 1988

    35pp illustrated with b/w photographs and line ills. 4to. Wrappers with dust wrapper wrapped around and illustrating a water colour of Senate House, University of London. Lovely catalogue. Karol went on to write the major monograph on Holden.

    Stock ID: 19644
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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress by NASA SPACE CENTER [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    NASA SPACE CENTER [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center

    Published by the firm June 1962

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. Illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Upper wrapper shows a b/w drawing envisioning the Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center. The firm were master planners for this project. Luckman Associates also advocated the use of a modular design system for the buildings with materials that could be manufactured off-site, which aided in meeting the tight schedule for completion. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) officially opened in June 1964 as the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). This approximately 1,620-acre facility is located about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. The remainder of the booklet illustrates other assignments of the firm including offices, and shops and…

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    Published by the firm June 1962

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. Illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Upper wrapper shows a b/w drawing envisioning the Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center. The firm were master planners for this project. Luckman Associates also advocated the use of a modular design system for the buildings with materials that could be manufactured off-site, which aided in meeting the tight schedule for completion. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) officially opened in June 1964 as the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). This approximately 1,620-acre facility is located about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. The remainder of the booklet illustrates other assignments of the firm including offices, and shops and inclding Nortronics in Palos Verdes. Emphermal item.

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    Stock ID: 20870
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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 7 no 1 by [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 7 no 1 New York Worlds Fair

    Los Angeles Published by the firm then at 9220 Sunset Blvd. 19633

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. This features the New York Worlds Fair proposed United States Pavilion designed by the firm. It is illustrated on the front cover in black and white. within its setting. Short 2pp article on the building on inside cover. The remainder of the booklet features retail stores following Mr Christian joining the firm from Raymond Loewy Corporation. Back wrapper of the publication provides short biographies of members of the firm. Ephemeral item.

    Stock ID: 20872
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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 8 no 2 by [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 8 no 2 New York Worlds Fair

    Los Angeles Published by the firm then at 9220 Sunset Blvd. 1964

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. This features the New York Worlds Fair Federal Pavilion designed by the firm. It is illustrated on the front cover in black and white within its setting. Short text on the building on inside cover. The remainder of the booklet features other projects including a new Headquarters building for the firm in Los Angeles. Ephemeral item.

    Stock ID: 20871
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  • Chiltern Court, London by [CHILTERN COURT - PROSPECTUS]
    [CHILTERN COURT - PROSPECTUS]
    Chiltern Court, London

    c1929

    24pp all gilt -bordered, 7 tipped-in b/w/ illus., 2 tipped in photo-illustrated, other illus. incl. 2 maps, ground plans, etc, original pictorial covers, (slight chipping to upper. spine), with gold ribbon tie. 4to. The illustrations are after drawings by J. D. Harvey, and the photos are in the style of A. L. Coburn. Chiltern Court is an apartment block above Baker Street Station in Marylebone, London NW1. It was constructed as a luxurious development with all mod-cons, designed by the architect Charles Walter Clark and completed circa 1929. It became an nimportant meeting place for the London intelligentsia. H.G.Wells held book meetings in the large hall, hosting, among others, Beatrice Webb and Emmeline Pankhurst. The cartoonist David Low…

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    c1929

    24pp all gilt -bordered, 7 tipped-in b/w/ illus., 2 tipped in photo-illustrated, other illus. incl. 2 maps, ground plans, etc, original pictorial covers, (slight chipping to upper. spine), with gold ribbon tie. 4to. The illustrations are after drawings by J. D. Harvey, and the photos are in the style of A. L. Coburn. Chiltern Court is an apartment block above Baker Street Station in Marylebone, London NW1. It was constructed as a luxurious development with all mod-cons, designed by the architect Charles Walter Clark and completed circa 1929. It became an nimportant meeting place for the London intelligentsia. H.G.Wells held book meetings in the large hall, hosting, among others, Beatrice Webb and Emmeline Pankhurst. The cartoonist David Low lived there, as did Arnold Bennett and a host of others. In 1935 the apartments were advertised for rent for £175-750 per annum inclusive.

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    Stock ID: 19407
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  • Chinese Ceramics from SIr Alan Barlow's Collection by [CHINESES CERAMICS] GRAY, Basil [intoduction]
    [CHINESES CERAMICS] GRAY, Basil [intoduction]
    Chinese Ceramics from SIr Alan Barlow's Collection

    London The Arts Council 1953

    16pp. Printed by Lund Humphries. Beautiful string tied paper wrappers over printed with red lettered titles. 69 items listed. Blind stamped ownership stamp of Harry Horlock Stringer at Taggs Yard. On verso of wrapper drawing in pencil by Harry of an owl shaped chimney with not in pen "Drawing for Chimney for Cottage in Taggs Yard it was also my first pot thrown at the Fulham Pottery."

    Stock ID: 20835
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  • Christopher Dresser: The People's Designer 1834-1904 by (DRESSER) LYONS Harry
    (DRESSER) LYONS Harry
    Christopher Dresser: The People's Designer 1834-1904

    Woodbridge, Antique Collector's Club 2005

    320 pp with over 400 colour and 250 b/w illustrations. 4to. Cloth in d/w, fine. A readable but comprehensive look at the work of the prolific designer of household objects who blended affordability and style in the industrial age. With chapters covering ceramics, floor coverings, furniture, glass, metalware, textiles and wallpaper, all generously illustrated.

    Stock ID: 20806
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  • Cities in Evolution: an introduction to the Town Planning Movement and the Study of Civics by GEDDES Sir Patrick
    GEDDES Sir Patrick
    Cities in Evolution: an introduction to the Town Planning Movement and the Study of Civics

    (1915) Williams & Norgate Limited new and revised edition 1949

    242pp with 32 pages of illustrations. Cloth. Very good copy with dust wrapper, this slightly faded on the spine. Previous owner's signature on front paste down . Authoritative study of planning by this key figure. Revision omitted five chapters in the original considered then to be only of historical significance. Nonetheless a very useful edition of a hard to find book with new material.

    Stock ID: 18948
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  • Suppliers represented by these cards are: 1. Buckeye Lawn Mowers, Springfield, Ohio 2. Philadelphia Lawn Mowers, 3. Scranton & Wetmore Rochester N.Y. 4. Gregg & Co, Trumansburg N.Y. 5.Macomber, Below & Down, Boston Mass. 6. P Kroener & Son, Red Bank N. J. 7. Hendrickson, Applegate & Condor, Red Bank N.J. 8. Flinn & Breneman, Lancaster Pa. 9. Wm H. Earle, Agricultural Implements etc. Worcester Mass., 10. Clark & Lang, Waverly N.Y. 11. W W Conde, Watertown N.Y. 12. The Archimedian Lawn Mower 13, The Thomas M F G Company Springfield Ohio, 14 Chadborn & Coldwell, MFG Co, Newburgh N.Y.
    Collection of fourteen trade cards advertising lawn mowers by LAWN MOWERS - TRADE CARDS
    LAWN MOWERS - TRADE CARDS
    Collection of fourteen trade cards advertising lawn mowers

    USA various 1880-1900

    Fascinating collection of American trade cards. Various manufacturers. All but two in colour (chromolithographs). Some fold-outs. Most with printed prices on the rear. Various sizes: from 165mm x 165mm to 145mm x 85mm., All illustrate lawn mowers for domestic gardens with cutting in progress. Most of the illustrations show either women or children mowing the lawns suggesting this was considered an appropriate occupation for them. Some of the cards advertise junior models for children to use. Mechanical mowing became possible early in the 19th century by an English engineer named Edwin Budding. The first USA mowers were designed in 1870, by Elwood McGuire of Richmond, Indiana and by the mid 1880s they were a major export…

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    USA various 1880-1900

    Fascinating collection of American trade cards. Various manufacturers. All but two in colour (chromolithographs). Some fold-outs. Most with printed prices on the rear. Various sizes: from 165mm x 165mm to 145mm x 85mm., All illustrate lawn mowers for domestic gardens with cutting in progress. Most of the illustrations show either women or children mowing the lawns suggesting this was considered an appropriate occupation for them. Some of the cards advertise junior models for children to use. Mechanical mowing became possible early in the 19th century by an English engineer named Edwin Budding. The first USA mowers were designed in 1870, by Elwood McGuire of Richmond, Indiana and by the mid 1880s they were a major export with many other manufacturers entering the field of production. The cards represent suppliers' advertising. One card has a tear to one corner and another has been badly folded else a good collection. Ancient reisdual glue marks on one or two where they may have been mounted.

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    Stock ID: 20875
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  • Conservation of Plasterwork by HISTORIC SCOTLAND produced by SIMPSON BROWN ARCHITECTS
    HISTORIC SCOTLAND produced by SIMPSON BROWN ARCHITECTS
    Conservation of Plasterwork

    Edinburgh Historic Scotland Technical Conservation Research and Education Division 2002

    Revised edition. TAN 2 38pp illustrated with black and white plates. 4to Very good. Useful and detailed study of conservation techniques for lime, fibrous and gypsum plasterwork.

    Stock ID: 20802
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  • New Title ASHURST, John
    Conservation of Ruins

    Butterworth-Heinemann 2007

    344pp with colour and b/w plates throughout. Laminated boards. Conservation of Ruins defines and describes the risks faced by ruined buildings, which range from neglect, to destructive archaeology, and even well-meaning intervention in the name of tourism. The book provides detailed, practical instruction on the conservation and stabilisation of ruins by structural and non-structural means, as well as describing the procedures and conditions that need to be in place to ensure the protection of our important historic sites. In considering aspects of architectural conservation, archaeology and ecology together for the first time, this book provides an integrated view of this international topic that will be essential reading for those working in this field

    Stock ID: 20484
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