BOOKS FOR SALE

  • Browns of Chester: A portrait of a shop 1780-1946 by MASS OBSERVATION - WILCOCK H.D. [Editor]
    MASS OBSERVATION - WILCOCK H.D. [Editor]
    Browns of Chester: A portrait of a shop 1780-1946

    London, Lindsay Drummond Ltd

    225 pages. Colour frontis + b/w plates throughout. Very good copy in price clipped dust wrapper. Mass-Observation was formed by Madge and the anthropologist Tom Harrison and this book sets into a social history context the narrative history of the shop. Dust jacket and typography designed by John Heartfield.

    Stock ID: 19789
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  • Bucks Shell Guide by (SHELL GUIDE) NASH John, ESDAILE Katherine A.
    (SHELL GUIDE) NASH John, ESDAILE Katherine A.
    Bucks Shell Guide with notes on the monuments

    London (1936) Faber and Faber 1939

    46pp b/w illustrations + coloured maps, decorated end papers + paste down. Small 4to, cloth boards, covered plastic spiral binding boards over + illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly worn at the head of the spine. An excellent first edition of Nash's guide to Buckinghamshire. 2nd edition of the Bucks guide. First Faber edition.

    Stock ID: 18850
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  • LLOYD Nathaniel
    Building Craftsmanship in brick and tile and in stone slates

    Cambridge at the University Press 1929

    99pp with 162 b/w plates. 4to. Maroon gilt lettered cloth. Very good copy of this scarce study aimed at promoting good craftsmanship. With good original dust wrapper. Very good and instructive illustrations support the useful text on slate, tiles, bricks, stone etc. Great book on building materials.

    Stock ID: 17897
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  • Buildings for Music: The Architect, the Musician and the Listener from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day by FORSYTH Michael
    FORSYTH Michael
    Buildings for Music: The Architect, the Musician and the Listener from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day

    Cambridge, University Press 1985

    371pp with many b/w illustrations, plus 16pp coloured plates. 4to. Cloth vg in d/w, this slightly worn at head of spine. Fascinating survey of the relationship between sound and space as expressed through architecture, written by an architect of performance spaces. Wonderful illustrations clearly show the parallel development of musical styles and venues.

    Stock ID: 15203
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  • Cader Idris: Soul of a Lonely Place by DAVIS Pete
    DAVIS Pete
    Cader Idris: Soul of a Lonely Place

    Wales Museum of Modern Art 1977

    Long 4to. b/w plates. To accompany an exhibition. Introductory statement by the photographer with his photographs and an essay on the work of Richard Wilson the artist (1713-1782) against which the photographs were juxtaposed.

    Stock ID: 12331
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  • (HMSO) MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    Caravan Parks: Location, Layout, Landscape

    London HMSO 1963 (1962)

    52 pp. B/w photographs and diagrams throughout. Decorated card wrappers. Vg. Deals with location, landscape, treatment, layout and equipment in planning and developing caravan parks. Demonstrates how good results can be achieved to help those responsible for caravan parks to find suitable solutions for themselves. Topics covered include 'Factors in Site Selection', 'Location of Holiday Sites', 'Services', 'Water Supply' and 'Toilet Facilities'.

    Stock ID: 16758
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  • CANTACUZINO Sherban (introduction)
    Carlo Scarpa: Architetto Poeta

    London RIBA 1974

    Unpaginated 24pp illustrated booklet to accompany an exhibition held at the Heinz Gallery. Square 4to. Bright yellow lettered wrappers. Very good. Lovely b/w photographs of selected projects including the Canova Musuem, Olivetti Shop in Venice, and Frescoes from Florence exhibtion .

    Stock ID: 7194
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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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  • BEATON, Cecil
    Cecil Beaton 1904-1980: Memorial Exhibition Parkin Gallery, 11 Motcomb Street London SW1, (01) 235 8144, 19 January to 18 February 1983. Poole Arts Centre, Kingland Road Poole Dorset, (0202) 670521, 23 February to 23 March 1983

    London Designed and Printed by The John Roberts Press 1983

    Frontis. (port.) + [30]pp, [6]pp b/w plates. 8vo. Decorated wraps. Very good indeed. Loosely inserted invitation to the London exhibition private view and Press Release from Michael Parkin Fine Art. With an introduction by Richard Buckle and an Homage to Beaton by Sir Roy Strong. Catalogue for the exhibition, which included set and costume designs, book jacket designs and caricatures and portraits.

    Stock ID: 14961
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  • HENNELL T
    Changes in the Farm

    Cambridge: At the University Press 1934

    202pp with lovely line illustrations by the author. Decorated cloth. Sl. worn else good copy. From the library of Peter Burman with his bookplate on fep.

    Stock ID: 4607
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CIAM 8: The Heart of the City: towards the humanisation of urban life by TYRWHITT J., SERT J.L. AND ROGERS E.N.
    TYRWHITT J., SERT J.L. AND ROGERS E.N.
    CIAM 8: The Heart of the City: towards the humanisation of urban life

    Lund Humphries 1952

    xii + 185pp illus. with colour and b/w ills. 4to. End papers by Steinberg. Decorated cloth. Good copy. Contributions by the authors + many opthers incl. Neutra, Holford, Sweeny, Gropius, Le Corbusier, Gideon. Reports on the eighth congress meeting of CIAM which focused on the central core of the city. the second part of the book comprises case studies of city core schemes by the group from Basle to Stevenage.

    Stock ID: 21684
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  • Circular respecting memorial studies of St. Mark's Venice : now in progress under Mr. Ruskin's direction by [RUSKIN]
    [RUSKIN]
    Circular respecting memorial studies of St. Mark's Venice : now in progress under Mr. Ruskin's direction

    London Strangeways & Sons c1877

    8pp. Paper wrapper. These a little browned else good copy. L. Upper wrapper notes "This Circular will be given to Visitors to the Old Water-colour Society's Exhibition, Pall Mall East or on application to the Fine Art Society 148 New Bond Street." Name of Fanny Talbot on upper wrapper. Fanny Talbot (née) Browne (1824–1917) was a landowner and philanthropist, and a friend and correspondent of John Ruskin.

    Stock ID: 21539
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  • Collage by JANIS, Harriet & BLESH, Rudi
    JANIS, Harriet & BLESH, Rudi
    Collage Personalities, Concepts & Techniques

    Chilton Company, Philidelphia & New York 1962

    302pp+ b/w ill, boards, good. In frayed and chipped dust wrapper. Includes discussion about Cubism, Futurism, Dada & Surrealism. Gregory Gale's copy with pencil note "gift from Bob Sluteky 6 March 1970".

    Stock ID: 21682
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  • Collage City by ROWE. Colin, KOETTER. Fred,
    ROWE. Colin, KOETTER. Fred,
    Collage City

    Cambridge, Massachusetts MIT Press

    185pp. B/w plates. Quarto, cloth boards with printed spine. Some discolouration. Illustrated dust wrapper with shelf-wear, preserved in an archival sleeve. A very well illustrated, in-depth exploration of architectural and urban criticism. A cult book.

    Stock ID: 17855
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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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  • [CHIPPERFIELD]
    Colour of an Architect: David Chipperfield

    Hamburg Gallerie fur Architektur Renate Kammmer und Angelike Hinrichs 1994

    64pp illustrated. 4to. Wrappers which are a little foxed and yellowed. Exhibition catalogue. Autographed letter signed from David Chipperfield to Tony Neville, gifting the book to him. Text in German. English summary at the end explaining this was the second exhibition on architecture held by the gallery, the first having featured Peter Eisenman. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 21545
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