BOOKS FOR SALE

  • Constructions by FRAYN, Michael.
    FRAYN, Michael.
    Constructions

    London Wildwood House 1974

    First edition. Unpaginated. 309 "Constructions" Silver overprinted laminated boards. Pages a little sge darkened else very good. With Eduardo Paolozzi's bookplate. Explores some of the great problems in philosophy and of everyday life.

    Stock ID: 20597
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  • Continual Dew by BETJEMAN, John.
    BETJEMAN, John.
    Continual Dew A Little Book of Bourgeois Verse

    London John Murray (1937) 1977

    Facsimile reissue. (9) + 45 + (6) b/w ills by. 8vo gilt decorated boards with illustrated dustwrapper by E. Mcknight Kauffer. Wrapper a little bumped at the corners else very good. Illustrations by Osbert Lancaster, de Cronin Hastings, Gabriel Pippet and others. Loosely inserted bookmark from the publisher. Presentation copy to Gavin Stamp from Anthony (?)1977, pen inscription on the fep. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 20152
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  • (STEPHEN WILLATS.)
    Control Stephen Willats. Work 1962-1969

    London Raven Row 2014

    92pp, Colour + b/w ilus. 4to white wrappers. Published in conjunction with the exhibition at Raven Row. Focusing on the period 1962-1969, during this period Willats founded the the experimental magazine, Control and had his first solo show at the Museum of Modern Art Oxford. Willats' multi disciplinary practice is concerned with Social interactions and relationships, exploring areas such as cybernetics, systems research, learning theory, communications theory and computer technology

    Stock ID: 19629
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  • Saunders and Sons Ltd.,
    Cotswold Architecture

    Cirencester: published by the firm nd c1920

    Title page + 16 pp of sepia photographs, each tipped in. Decorated wrappers, ribbon tied. Photographs by W Dennis Moss. Decorated wrapper. Very good. Trade items produced by Saunders and Sons Ltd who advertised themselves as "Builders of Country Houses etc." One image per construction project with name of architect given. Sites include Notgrove Manor with extensions by A Prentice, Colnscott, Fairford, a new house designed by F W Woodhouse Esq., Moor Wood House, Cirencester, additions by Messrs F S Brereton & Son, Stratton Wold, Cirencester repaired under direction of Romain, Walker And Jenkins. Other projects include repairs to Cirencester Park folly, new build offices in Cirencester, the Carriers' Arms Horcutt, Fairford…

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    Cirencester: published by the firm nd c1920

    Title page + 16 pp of sepia photographs, each tipped in. Decorated wrappers, ribbon tied. Photographs by W Dennis Moss. Decorated wrapper. Very good. Trade items produced by Saunders and Sons Ltd who advertised themselves as "Builders of Country Houses etc." One image per construction project with name of architect given. Sites include Notgrove Manor with extensions by A Prentice, Colnscott, Fairford, a new house designed by F W Woodhouse Esq., Moor Wood House, Cirencester, additions by Messrs F S Brereton & Son, Stratton Wold, Cirencester repaired under direction of Romain, Walker And Jenkins. Other projects include repairs to Cirencester Park folly, new build offices in Cirencester, the Carriers' Arms Horcutt, Fairford and many other projects. Period item with hints of the arts and crafts style throughout.

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    Stock ID: 19572
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  • New title GALINOU Mireille
    Cottages and Villas: The Birth of the Garden Suburb

    New Haven and London: Yale University Press 2010

    480pp with 100s of colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Large 4to, cloth in d/w, fine. New copy. Study of the Eyre brothers' villa estate in St John's Wood, London, the earliest manifestation of the Garden City Movement. Drawing on a newly catalogued Eyre archive, this fascinating volume charts the construction and subsequent fortunes of the estate, examining its profound influence on city design.

    Stock ID: 20216
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  • WHITE, Roger.
    Cottages ornés The charms of the simple life.

    New Haven and London Yale University Press 2017

    272 pages, 193 color + 50 b/w illus. 4to green cloth with illustrated dust wrapper. Fascinating survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. Analysing cottage designs by some of the leading architects of late Georgian England, including Robert Adam, John Soane, and John Nash.

    Stock ID: 19497
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  • Counter-Attack by ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW (RICHARDS J.M., PEVSNER N., HASTINGS H. de C., CASSON Hugh, editors)
    ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW (RICHARDS J.M., PEVSNER N., HASTINGS H. de C., CASSON Hugh, editors)
    Counter-Attack Volume 121 Number 725 June 1957

    London The Architectural Review 1957

    lxviii of period advertisements+65pp numbered 405-470+lxix-cxxvi of period advertisements, b/w line illustrations and photographs. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Slight scuffing to the base of the spine, otherwise in good condition. 'Counter-Attack' begins with an article written by the editors subtitled 'The next stage in the Fight against Suptopia' with further contributions by Gordon Cullen on the villages of 'Ewell and Huyton', S. Lang on the gardens and sculptures at 'Bomarzo 2' in Italy, Georgina Masson on 'Olivetti', his aims methods and achievements, and Pricilla Metcalf on the long destroyed 'Balmes House' better known as 'Sir George Whitmore's House'. Cover design by Gordon Cullen. A lovely copy.

    Stock ID: 16119
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  • Country Walks by WHITE, Charles.
    WHITE, Charles.
    Country Walks First, Second and Third Series

    London Transport 1936, 1937

    3 vols. Vol 1, Xii +124pp frontispiece + 10 b/w plates. 8vo brown wrapper with yellow dw. Dw a little worn else vg. Vol 2. Xii + 124pp, frontispiece +10 b/w plates. 8vo dark green wrappers with lighter green dw. Minor creases to the wrapper else vg indeed. Vol 3. Xii + 124pp frontispiece + 10 b/w plates. 8vo wrapper with dw. Dw a little worn at the edges, scattered foxing, split to the hinge else good. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate in vol 1 and 2.

    Stock ID: 19951
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  • Cupid's Guide to the Wedding Ring: Containing Full Information on Courtship and Marriage by BLACK PENNELL PRESS
    BLACK PENNELL PRESS
    Cupid's Guide to the Wedding Ring: Containing Full Information on Courtship and Marriage

    Greenock Black Pennell Press 1988

    51pp Near fine with original glassine wrapper. 8vo. Text first published in 1877

    Stock ID: 20878
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  • Curios Catalogue for the Month of June by LIBERTY & CO.
    LIBERTY & CO.
    Curios Catalogue for the Month of June

    London Liberty and Co 1903

    Series LX11 12pp illustrated with bw plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Brown lettered wrappers. Very good. Individual Chinese jars, weapons and ornaments, some antique, offered by the firm. Very good copy. Good source for individual pieces. Chinese Pottery Mark representing "good luck" on the inside of the front wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20440
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  • Curios Catalogue for the Month of March by LIBERTY & CO.
    LIBERTY & CO.
    Curios Catalogue for the Month of March

    London Liberty and Co 1903

    Series LVX 10pp illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Brown lettered wrappers. Very good. Antique items for sale, each with number and with provenance. They included Chinese vases, a Queen Anne Bureau from the Speakers House following a fire at the Houses of Parliament and a variety of individual Chinese trophies and ornaments. Very good indeed. Chinese Pottery Mark representing "good luck" on the inside wrapper.

    Stock ID: 20439
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  • PEICHL, Gustav (foreword). SLAPETA, Vladamir. (intro.)
    Czech Functionalism 1918-1938

    London Architectural Association 1988

    175pp b/w plates + line ills with captions. Sm square 4to., illustrated wrappers, perfect binding, a very good copy. Loosely inserted private view card for the exhibition that this volume accompanies and a news cutting of an article written by Gavin Stamp on the same exhibition. There is also a printed email correspondence between Gavin Stamp and Vladimir Slapeta, an a.l.s. from Vladamir (Slapeta?) to Gavin Stamp and a photograph of a Czech Avia B-534 biplane. Ex libris Gavin stamp, with his bookplate and pencil signature on half title.

    Stock ID: 20188
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  • TROOST, Gerdy.
    Das Bauen im Neuen Reich

    Gauverlag Bayerische Ostmark, Bayreuth, 1938

    168pp illustrated with b/w plates throughout. Cloth spine, red lettered and paper covered boards. A little bumped on corners else very good copy. Bookplate of Gavin Stamp on front paste down. This book is fundamental to any real examination of architecture, building construction and building decoration as practised during the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler. A second volume was published with the same title in 1943.

    Stock ID: 20323
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  • (DANISH DESIGN COUNCIL)
    DD Bulletin no.4 New, Open Telephone Boxes for The Copenhagen Telephone Co.,

    Copenhagen Danish Design Council, Andersens Boulevard 18 DK-1553 1981

    61pp, colour + b/w ills + single page of colour plates which are designs in vinyll proposed as instructions for use. Sq 8vo illustrated wrappers. Danish Design Council competition for new open telephone boxes. Shows the four prize winning proposals, designers named with background information on historical designs.

    Stock ID: 20038
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  • MORLEY, John.
    Death, Heaven and the Victorians

    London Studio Vista 1971

    208pp colour + b/w ills. Small 4to purple cloth with illustrated dw. Wrapper a little chipped at the top edge else a very good copy. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate on the front paste down.

    Stock ID: 20190
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  • TURNER, Laurence.
    Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britain

    London, Country Life Limited 1927

    xxxviii + 271pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Introduction by Arthur T Bolton. Small folio. Red cloth, gilt titles. Very good copy with slightly dusty dust wrapper. Superb Country Life photographs showing plasterwork in situ mainly in the UK.

    Stock ID: 20468
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  • (SAVE)WATSON SMYTHE Marion (editor)
    Deserted Bastions: Historic Navel & Military Architecture

    London SAVE 1993

    To accompany an exhibition. 244pp illus with b/w plates and line ills. 4to. Decorated wrappers. Fine. Introduction by Marcus Binney with a series of essays on specific aspects of military architecture.

    Stock ID: 20628
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  • (DESIGN AND INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION) C H Collins Baker (introduction)
    Design in Modern Industry The Yearbook of the Design and Industries Association

    London Benn Brothers 1924

    155pp illustrated with b/w plates divided into sections according to the theme of each + 8pp period ads in black and white. 4to. Black cloth with paste down paper title labels on upper board and spine. A little rubbed at head and base of the spine. The Yearbook illustrates contemporary design for interiors and objects. Designers identified. The illustrations in this publication indicate the growing influences in domestic design of early modernism. Includes sections on lettering, ships, British Industries Fairs' trades stands etc.

    Stock ID: 20786
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  • [MILNER GRAY] HULDT Ake H and BENEDICKS Evan [Editors]
    Design in Sweden Today

    Stockholm Published by the Swedish Insitute for Cultural Relations: Forum 1949

    Dedication copy from the authors to Milner Gray. 78 pp., illustrated with b&w photos throughout + one colour image of a room setting opposite page 5. Survey of Swedish modern design in furniture, glass, pottery, metals, textiles, etc with some room setting illustrations. 4to. Decorated paper wrappers, a little worn on spine and outer hinge on upper wrapper worn else good copy. There is a list of makers and retailers at the end of the book. Milner Gray is a key figure in Industrial Design education and practice in the UK and by the time of this book coming out he had successfully helped in the UK to…

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    Stockholm Published by the Swedish Insitute for Cultural Relations: Forum 1949

    Dedication copy from the authors to Milner Gray. 78 pp., illustrated with b&w photos throughout + one colour image of a room setting opposite page 5. Survey of Swedish modern design in furniture, glass, pottery, metals, textiles, etc with some room setting illustrations. 4to. Decorated paper wrappers, a little worn on spine and outer hinge on upper wrapper worn else good copy. There is a list of makers and retailers at the end of the book. Milner Gray is a key figure in Industrial Design education and practice in the UK and by the time of this book coming out he had successfully helped in the UK to institute the Design at Home exhibition of 1945 and the Britain Can Make It exhibition of 1946. He was also one of the cofounders, with Misha Black and Herbert Read, in establishing the Design Research Unit (DRU) in 1943 and organisation which is key in developing post war design brands in the UK and beyond.

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    Stock ID: 20730
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  • RUSSELL Gordon
    Designer's Trade

    London George Allen and Unwin Ltd 1968

    328pp illustrated with b/w plates. Very good . End papers have plans of Kingcombe garden. Readable autobiography of this important figure in British industrial design. The firm, Gordon Russell Ltd., continues to operate.

    Stock ID: 19687
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