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  • TUNNARD, Christopher.
    Gardens in the Modern Landscape

    Architectural Press (1938)

    188pp illus with b/w plates and line ills. incl. designs by Gordon Cullen. Assessses the historical traditions in landscape design as an introduction to contemporary garden design. Really one of the only books to address modern movement garden design. First edition. Good with slightly worn dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20562
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    LATHAM, Charles, TIPPING, H. Avray & LEYLAND John
    Gardens Old and New The Country House and its Envionment

    London Country Life 1900 - 1905

    3 volumes. Folio. Volumes 1 and 2 with decorated cloth. Volume 3, Uniform but with navy blue cloth with decorated spine. Internally very good. Volume I [ third edition ] includes Montacute, Athelhampton, Ven, Henrury and Guys Cliffe amongst others; Volume II includes; Volume III includes Arley Hall, Bowood, Canons Ashby, Castle Howard, Hatfield House, Montacute House, Wilton House and Wrest Park. All illustrated with fine photogravure images illustrating aspects of the parks and gardens described. Many of the images show people at work and leisure in the gardens in a period often considered to be the golden age of the English Country House.

    Stock ID: 20548
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  • WEAVER, Lawrence.
    Gas Fires and their Settings

    London Fanfare Press 1929

    Colour frontis, 64pp, 42 b/w photographic illustrations. 4to. Contrasting boards and spine with gilt lettering and decoration on upper board. Small chip in spine else good Architects noted where there are room settings with fireplaces. The book was written at a time when there was an increase in domestic usage of gas fires to replace coal fires in modern homes.

    Stock ID: 20522
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  • God's Architect - Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain by HILL, Rosemary.
    HILL, Rosemary.
    God's Architect - Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain

    London Allen Lane 2007

    624pp illustrated. Fine in dw. God's Architect is the first full modern biography of this extraordinary figure. It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the bitterness of his last years and his sudden death at 40. It is the debut of a remarkable historian and biographer.ISBN 9780713994995 |This book has received excellent reviews as both an architectural and cultural biography. We recommend it.

    Stock ID: 20587
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  • Good Design: Good Business by (CoID SCOTLAND) GLOAG John
    (CoID SCOTLAND) GLOAG John
    Good Design: Good Business The Scottish Committee of the Council of Industrial Design

    Edinburgh, HMSO 1947

    79pp with 95 b/w illustrations. 8vo pamphlet in wrappers, lightly worn at spine, else vg. Guide to the principles of industrial and commercial design, explaining their importance to manufacturers. Well illustrated with examples of products from electrical appliances to furniture, fabrics, packaging and their display. With case studies outlining the processes of design, including 'the employment of designers by Josiah Wedgwood Ltd.'.

    Stock ID: 20365
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  • Graphis no 47: by [GAMES Abram] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [GAMES Abram] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 47: International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1953

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 172-254 + advertising leaves. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. In this issue the lead article is by Ronald Tritton on Abram Games. Additional articles7 on Pharmaceutical Advertising Design, Czech Advertising Art and After the War and on Jiri Brdeka. Cover design by Abram Games. Slightly worn at head and base of the spine else very good indeed.

    Stock ID: 20707
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  • Graphis no 56 by [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    [PICASSO Pablo and ECKERSLEY Tom] AMSTUTZ Walter and HERDEG, Walter [Eds.]
    Graphis no 56 International Bi-Monthly for Graphic and Aplied Art

    Zurich Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press 1954

    Text in English, German and French. Pagination runs pp 443- 532 + index to volume 10 at the end. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates including period adverts. Lead article is on Picasso, the Lithographer by Manuel Gasser. Also long article on Tom Eckersley by René Elvin and another on Hans Falk by Willy Rotzler. Cover design an image by Pablo Picasso. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20708
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  • STAMP, Gavin and McKINSTRY, Sam.
    Greek Thomson

    Edinburgh The University Press 1994

    First edition. 249pp illustrated with b/w plates. Small 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20768
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  • Greenhouse and Conservatory Construction and Heating by HASLUCK Paul, N.
    HASLUCK Paul, N.
    Greenhouse and Conservatory Construction and Heating

    London, Cassell and Company 1907

    160pp with 238 engraving and diagrams in the text. Decorated green lettered cloth. 8vo. Good copy. End paper are adverts for associated garden products including one page for Messenger Greenhouses. Useful diagrams for domestic greenhouses of every kind. One of the wide ranging subjects tackled by Hasluck who wrote numerous construction manuals during his lifetime each detailing one aspect of the building trades.

    Stock ID: 20563
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  • [GIBBONS] GREEN, David.
    Grinling Gibbons: His work as carver and statuary 1648-1721

    London, Country Life 1964

    207pp illustrated with 248 b/w plates. 4to. Orange cloth. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. One of those beautifully produced Country Life titles. Super illustrations supported by scholarly but readable texts.

    Stock ID: 20288
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  • SEMBACH Klaus-Jurgen,
    Henry van de Velde

    Thames and Hudson 1989

    228 pages with 320 illustrations, 10 in colour Fine in dust wrapper Large 4to. Fine. Hugely coprehensive study of Van de Velde's design work. Tranlated from the German edition Henry van de Velde Ein Europaischer Kunstler in Seiner Zeit.

    Stock ID: 20763
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  • [HIGHGATE CEMETERY] BETJEMAN, Sir John [foreword]
    Highgate Cemetery

    London Friends of Highgate Cemetery 1978

    48pp. Photographs by John Gay. Long 8vo Stiff card green wrappers. With loosely inserted further leaflets soliciting help to maintain the cemetery and a 1971 Country Life article. Contributions by Brent Elliot, Anthony Cox, Alison Waley and others. Early modern guide to Highgate when campaigning to save it was just getting going. Includes a guide to the graves.

    Stock ID: 20529
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  • Highland Stoneware by HASLAM, Malcolm
    HASLAM, Malcolm
    Highland Stoneware The first twenty five years of a Scottish Pottery

    Beauchamp Richard Dennis 1991

    112pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Tall 4to. Fine copy with dust wrapper and decorated end papers . Signed dedication copy from the author to Eduardo Paolozzi with best wishes inscription on the title page. Published to mark the 25th anniversary of this pottery situated in the far north of Scotland.

    Stock ID: 20577
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  • (HOPE)
    Hope's Leadwork

    Smethtwick, Henry Hope and Son, 1927

    Very good imprint of Hope's Leadwork catalogue. 86pp. Photographic illustrations of their rain water goods, flower boxes finials etc.

    Stock ID: 20444
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  • [HOPTON-WOOD STONE]
    Hopton-Wood Stone: A Book for the Architect and Craftsman

    Wirksworth, Derbyshire Published for the Company by the Fanfare Press 1947

    20pp + c 16 further unpaginated pages which are illustrations. Sections on Geology, The Architect and Craftsman. Illustrations from the archive of the firm and others. Small 4to. Gilt lettered boards. A little dusty on boards else very good copy. Loosely inserted card from the Hopton-Wood Stone Firms Ltd showing six Derbyshire Marbles compared to Hopton-Wood Stone. Illustrations are all very high quality b/w photographic plates and show the work of Eric Gill, Herbert Baker, E Vincent Harris amongst others. Hopton Wood stone is a type of limestone quarried west of Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England.Described as "very fine, almost like marble" it is particularly suited to carving, making it…

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    Wirksworth, Derbyshire Published for the Company by the Fanfare Press 1947

    20pp + c 16 further unpaginated pages which are illustrations. Sections on Geology, The Architect and Craftsman. Illustrations from the archive of the firm and others. Small 4to. Gilt lettered boards. A little dusty on boards else very good copy. Loosely inserted card from the Hopton-Wood Stone Firms Ltd showing six Derbyshire Marbles compared to Hopton-Wood Stone. Illustrations are all very high quality b/w photographic plates and show the work of Eric Gill, Herbert Baker, E Vincent Harris amongst others. Hopton Wood stone is a type of limestone quarried west of Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England.Described as "very fine, almost like marble" it is particularly suited to carving, making it popular for tombstones (including many thousands for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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    Stock ID: 20601
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  • SNODIN Michael (ed)
    Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill

    Yale University Press 2009

    356pp with 300 colour illus throughout. Large 4to in cloth with decorated colour dw. New. A timely and groundbreaking study of the history and reception of Walpole's collection at Strawberry Hill which coincides with a planned restoration of this endangered house. With contributions from an international team of distinguished scholars who explore how Strawberry Hill and its collections engaged with the creation of various and interconnected political, national, dynastic, cultural, and imagined histories.

    Stock ID: 20665
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  • Horticultural Colour Chart Volume 1 and 2 by WILSON, Robert F.
    WILSON, Robert F.
    Horticultural Colour Chart Volume 1 and 2

    London The British Colour Council in Collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society. 1938

    Each volume with a staple-bound booklet and 100 loose colour sheets, in folding hardcover case, in slipcase. The colours consist of a spectrum range of 64 full hues, 26 (lighter) tints and 10 (darker) shades of the 64 full hues. Loosely inserted in volume one is a sheet of black card with central square cut out to allow each colour to be isolated by the viewer. The charts are known also as the Wilson Colour Charts.

    Stock ID: 20605
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  • Dedication copy, signed to Gavin Stamp FALLOWELL, Duncan.
    How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits

    London, Ditto Press 2011

    Very good with original glassine wrapper. Decorated end papers and double page typographical titles to each chapter in Day-Glo colours. Loosely inserted details of the book launch, a signed Christmas card from Duncan Fallowell to Gavin Stamp and signed on the half title with an inscription to Gavin. Loosely inserted further details of the 2nd printing of the book. Five compelling and quirky travelogues in which Duncan Fallowell sets out to odd corners of the world in pursuit of some extraordinary and improbable characters some of whom were momentarily famous.

    Stock ID: 20470
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  • McCALL, Mitzi.
    Interior with Figure: The Life and Painting of Charles McCall

    Lewes The Book Guild 1987

    198pp illustrated with 12 pages of b/w plates. Very good with dust wrapper. Inscribed and signed "For Sir Eduardo, in the hope it may interest you with every good wish Mitzi McCall 30 May 1994"

    Stock ID: 20598
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  • [SMITH, Edwin - Photographer] LINDSAY Ian G. & COSH Mary
    Inveraray and the Dukes of Argyll

    Edinburgh University Press, 1973

    xvii+487pp, 44 other plates from photographs, 2 pages of maps and a folding family pedigree. Text ills. 4to. Cloth, Some slight shelf wear along bottom edge else very good in sl. frayed dust wrapper. The photographs in this publication are by Edwin Smith. Detailed study of this Castle and the Dukes of Argyll associations. Bookplate of St John's College Oxford Library Extension. From the library of Howard Colvin with his signature in pencil on front end paper. Loosely iserted half page of reference on Inverary in Colvin's hand.

    Stock ID: 20361
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