BOOKS FOR SALE

  • LACOSTE, Anne.
    Felice Beato A Photographer on the Eastern Road

    Los Angeles The J. Paul Getty Museum 2010

    202pp duotone ills. Long 4to boards with dw. vg. Well illustrated overview of Beato's work with an essay by Fred Ritchin. Ex libris with the bookplate of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 19921
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  • Fifty Years of Sundour 1906-1956 by MORTON Jocelyn W. F. (introduction)
    MORTON Jocelyn W. F. (introduction)
    Fifty Years of Sundour 1906-1956 being a reprint of "The History of the Development of Fast Dyeing and Dyes: A lecture delivered before the Royal Society of Arts on the 20th February 1929 by James Morton".

    Carlisle Morton Sundour Fabrics Limited 1956

    40pp with b/w photographic pasted down of James Morton and end page decoration with insignia of the firm. Bound in green Sundour fabric. Fine. Loosely inserted 27pp printed pamphlet entitled "Sundour Golden Jubilee; speeches given at a dinner held in Carlisle on 15 March 1956"

    Stock ID: 18209
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  • TARN John Nelson
    Five Per Cent Philanthropy: An account of housing in urban areas between 1840 and 1914.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1973

    xiv + 211pp with b/w illustrations throughout. Cloth vg in d/w. Charts the growth of socially conscious housing provision, from the political reforms of the 1830s and 40s to the development of local authority housing and garden cities in the 20th Century.

    Stock ID: 20627
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  • (1851 EXHIBITION AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE)
    Five titles bound together: [i]The Palace and the Park: its natural history and its portrait gallery; [ii] PHILLIPS Samuel, The Portrait Gallery of the Crystal Palace; [iii] LATHAM Dr R G., Ethnology. FORBES Edward, Zoology and Botany; The Natural History Department of the Crystal Palace Described; [iv]OWEN Richard, Geology and Inhabitants of the Ancient World; [v] SCHARF George, The Pompeian Court in the Crystal Palace

    London Crystal Palace Library 1851-1854

    [i] xvi + 192pp, with frontispiece engraving of the Crystal Palace, folding map showing Conveyance by Road and Rail, folding Ground Plan, folding Plan of the grounds, double-page Plan of Space for Exhibition, numerous illustrations in the text of which some full-page, and Exhibitors' Advertisement Catalogue.[ii]xii + 238pp with index of works. [iii]92pp [iv] folding frontis + 39pp with text ills, [v] 73pp, folding plate + text ills showing layout of ancient buildings. Blue cloth. Rubbed at head and base of spine and inner joints shaky else good copy.

    Stock ID: 16679
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  • Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes: by SHAW SPARROW, W. (editor)
    SHAW SPARROW, W. (editor)
    Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes: Companion volume to the British Home of Today

    London, Hodder and Stoughton 1907

    130 + viipp illus with c19 colour plates including colour fold out of Heathcote, Yorkshire and many b/w plates. vii pp period ads . 4to. Decorated and lettered open weave flimsy cloth. Text pages internally have scattered foxing particularly affecting the prelims. Repaired at spine which had become detached from book block. Contributors include C R Ashbee, Ballie Scott, Edwin Lutyens, G L Sutcliffe and others. Superb frontis of a London mansion block by Frank T Verity who wrote the text with Edwin T Hall and Gerald C Horsley. Colour ills include mansion blocks in London and superb double page spread of Heathcote Hall, Ilkley.

    Stock ID: 20683
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  • Flower and Fruit Decoration: With Some Remarks on the Treatment of Town Gardens, Terraces, &c; And With Many Illustrations of Colour and Contrast Applicable to both Subjects by MARCH T.C.
    MARCH T.C.
    Flower and Fruit Decoration: With Some Remarks on the Treatment of Town Gardens, Terraces, &c; And With Many Illustrations of Colour and Contrast Applicable to both Subjects

    London Harrison 1862

    vii + 112pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Colour frontispiece, b/w & col. illustrations including some text illustrations. 8vo. Cloth spine. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Practical guide to producing flower and fruit arrangements, alongside a chapter on the laying out of small town gardens, terraces and verandas. Superb coloured illustrations designed to show how to juxtapose colour in arrangements for table decorations and further images showing how to plant flower borders to greatest effect in small gardens. The book also refers to 10 images which could be purchased separately from Mr March's photographs of flower and fruit arrangements. He had been involved in competitions for table decorations held by Dobson and Pearce, St James's Street, London…

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    London Harrison 1862

    vii + 112pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Colour frontispiece, b/w & col. illustrations including some text illustrations. 8vo. Cloth spine. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Practical guide to producing flower and fruit arrangements, alongside a chapter on the laying out of small town gardens, terraces and verandas. Superb coloured illustrations designed to show how to juxtapose colour in arrangements for table decorations and further images showing how to plant flower borders to greatest effect in small gardens. The book also refers to 10 images which could be purchased separately from Mr March's photographs of flower and fruit arrangements. He had been involved in competitions for table decorations held by Dobson and Pearce, St James's Street, London in 1861 and also the Great Exhibition arrangements of 1862. Hard to find.

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    Stock ID: 20746
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  • GERNSHEIM, Helmut.
    Focus on Architecture and Sculpture an original approach to photography of architecture and sculpture

    London The Fountain Press 1949

    142pp illustrated with 70 photographs in b/w. Small 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. Superbly framed images of architectural and sculptural masterpieces.

    Stock ID: 19944
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  • For Distinctive Treatments: The 'Heaped' Fire Catalogue no 15 by BRATT, COLBRAN & CO & THE HEAPED FIRE COMPANY
    BRATT, COLBRAN & CO & THE HEAPED FIRE COMPANY
    For Distinctive Treatments: The 'Heaped' Fire Catalogue no 15

    London published by the Company from Mortimer Street. nd c1930

    22pp with 17 b/w photographs of fireplaces. Wraps, vg, with colour paste down label showing fireplace. Illustrations include views of workshops and Showroom. Correspondence loosely inserted addressed to H M Gimson RIBA from the director together with three loosely inserted leaflets for Portculis Gas Fires which all have 1934 dates in pencil on them. Humphrey Gimson was the nephew of Ernest Gimson.

    Stock ID: 20480
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  • CHAPLIN, Stephen.
    Forty-two Exercises

    Leeds: Printed by W. S. Maney & Son Ltd. 1974

    Limited Edition of 100 copies, this being No. 26. Paperback. Yellow wrappers, lightly rubbed along spine, light spots to some pages, in good+ condition. Octavo. , 42 pages of passages, SIGNED by Stephen Chaplin on the title page, the author was an artist and lecturer in Art in Leeds from 1961-1991

    Stock ID: 20299
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright Special Issue by [ARCHITECTURAL FORUM]
    [ARCHITECTURAL FORUM]
    Frank Lloyd Wright Special Issue Volume 68 no 1

    1938 January

    Spiral bound. Interior fold out wrappers specially designed for this issue where front wrapper folds out + 142pp illustrated throughout with b/w line ills, photographs etc including further fold outs. Outer wrappers very worn and spiral binding rusted. Internally good but some pages thumbed. Loosely inserted later set of pages from Architectural Design 1959 and 1960 with further material on FLW – articles published soon after his death and including material on the FLW memorial. Main journal includes then recent projects of Frank Lloyd Wright including Falling Water, Taliesin III, Usonian House for Herbert Jacobs and others. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 20952
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  • (MATCHAM) WALKER Brian (editor)
    Frank Matcham Theatre Architect

    Belfast Blackstaff Press 1980

    178pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. 4to. Very good with good dust wrapper. Major theatre architect working 1879-1912. A major biography. Ex libris with bookplate of GS. Loosely inserted theatre programme for the Coliseum London c1900, typescript of Gavin Stamp's review of the book + a post card and pamphlet for a campaign to purchase and save The Hackney Empire.

    Stock ID: 19867
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  • Fred Rowntree: Architect by (ROWNTREE) ROBSON. Peter,
    (ROWNTREE) ROBSON. Peter,
    Fred Rowntree: Architect

    Easingwold Newby Books 2015

    112pp, 350 plates. 4to. Laminated card covers. A short biography with many illustrations of the projects. Fred Rowntree was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1860, attended Bootham School and was articled to C A Bury, a local architect. After working as an assistant to Edward Burgess of Leicester he formed a partnership with Charles Edeson of Scarborough. In 1890 he joined Glasgow architect Malcolm Stark, working with him for ten years before moving to London. Rowntree was active in York, at Hampstead and elsewhere and worked in the Arts and Crafts style. In York he was active in projects for the firm of Rowntree's including design of parts of the Chocolate works and Rowntree Park…

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    Easingwold Newby Books 2015

    112pp, 350 plates. 4to. Laminated card covers. A short biography with many illustrations of the projects. Fred Rowntree was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1860, attended Bootham School and was articled to C A Bury, a local architect. After working as an assistant to Edward Burgess of Leicester he formed a partnership with Charles Edeson of Scarborough. In 1890 he joined Glasgow architect Malcolm Stark, working with him for ten years before moving to London. Rowntree was active in York, at Hampstead and elsewhere and worked in the Arts and Crafts style. In York he was active in projects for the firm of Rowntree's including design of parts of the Chocolate works and Rowntree Park as well as Seebolm Rowntree's house "The Homestead", now home of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation but also worked as far a field as China.

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    Stock ID: 20793
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  • New Title / Signed STEELE-PERKINS Chris
    Fuji: Images of Contemporary Japan

    New York, Umbrage Editions 2001

    136pp with 105 full page colour photographs. Square 4to in cloth boards with lovely decorated cloth d/w. New title signed by author. Steele-Perkins' dazzling and idiosyncratic photographs of Japan celebrate the extremes of beauty, the hand print of techno-culture, and the irony of the documentary. Based around Mount Fuji these images reflect on Hokusai's images on the same theme.

    Stock ID: 19664
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  • Funding the Ladder: The Passmore Edwards Legacy by (PASSMORE) EVANS Dean
    (PASSMORE) EVANS Dean
    Funding the Ladder: The Passmore Edwards Legacy

    London: Francis Boutle 2011

    274pp with colour and duotone illustrations throughout. 4to in wrappers, fine. New copy. Survey of the buildings funded by John Passmore Edwards, a publishing magnate and philanthropist born in 1823. Mostly located in London and Cornwall, these include schools, almshouses, art galleries, libraries and museums. Many remain standing, a testament to Victorian concepts of social responsibility and Passmore's own passionate beliefs in reform.

    Stock ID: 20797
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  • SENNETT A R
    Garden Cities in Theory and Practice: Two volumes Being an amplification of a paper on the potentialities of applied science in a garden city...for the British Association

    London Bemrose and Sons Limited 1905

    xiv + 557 + (1)pp ; xi + (1) + pp 559-1404 continuously paginated between two volumes 350 b/w illustrations. Original gilt lettered green cloth. Ex reference library with stamps on the preliminaries else very good. Massive and comprehensive study which compares the wide range of garden cities, garden suburbs and model villages constructed. Draws on British settlements including Ebenezer Howard's Welywn Garden City, Letchworth and others. Many international examples are also cited. Looks beyond the planning and organisation of the towns and suburbs to the details of facilities, infrastructure, building construction materials etc. As well as design the book also investigates management issues relating to maintenance of streets, streetscapes and buildings which…

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    London Bemrose and Sons Limited 1905

    xiv + 557 + (1)pp ; xi + (1) + pp 559-1404 continuously paginated between two volumes 350 b/w illustrations. Original gilt lettered green cloth. Ex reference library with stamps on the preliminaries else very good. Massive and comprehensive study which compares the wide range of garden cities, garden suburbs and model villages constructed. Draws on British settlements including Ebenezer Howard's Welywn Garden City, Letchworth and others. Many international examples are also cited. Looks beyond the planning and organisation of the towns and suburbs to the details of facilities, infrastructure, building construction materials etc. As well as design the book also investigates management issues relating to maintenance of streets, streetscapes and buildings which still pose many problems in design today. Highly relevant to all involved in planning, housing and architecture.

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    Stock ID: 19090
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  • Garden Cities of To-morrow by HOWARD Ebenezer
    HOWARD Ebenezer
    Garden Cities of To-morrow being the third edition of "To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform"

    London Swan Sonnenschein (1902) 1922

    3rd edition second issue. This edition of Howard's highly important and influential work on Garden Cities was reissued by George Allen & Unwin Ltd using sheets from the 1902 edition together with insertion of a forward new forward by Sir Theodore Chambers dated June 1922. [viii], [8], 2, [9]-167pp; half-tone frontispiece portrait and three plates; original red publisher's cloth, spine lettered in upper board in lettered in black, foot of spine lettered 'George Allen & Unwin Ltd.' Slightly rubbed else very good. See Printing and the Mind of Man 387. Early edition of this key text on the Garden City principles. Howard (1850-1928) deplored the stream of people, during the nineteenth century, into the…

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    London Swan Sonnenschein (1902) 1922

    3rd edition second issue. This edition of Howard's highly important and influential work on Garden Cities was reissued by George Allen & Unwin Ltd using sheets from the 1902 edition together with insertion of a forward new forward by Sir Theodore Chambers dated June 1922. [viii], [8], 2, [9]-167pp; half-tone frontispiece portrait and three plates; original red publisher's cloth, spine lettered in upper board in lettered in black, foot of spine lettered 'George Allen & Unwin Ltd.' Slightly rubbed else very good. See Printing and the Mind of Man 387. Early edition of this key text on the Garden City principles. Howard (1850-1928) deplored the stream of people, during the nineteenth century, into the already overcrowded cities and, thus, the further depletion of the country districts. As early as 1888 he had derived garden city plans after reading Bellamy's Looking Backward. He determined that the most practical way to realize Bellamy's ideas in England was "to build a private enterprise pervaded by public spirit an entirely new town, industrial, residential and agricultural". This was the idea upon which he enlarged in the present work and which he carried forward nine months later by the formation of a Garden City Association. This copy from the printer Arthur Wiliam Brunt, signed on the front paste down by him and who was closely connected with Letchworth Garden City and wrote the Pageant of Letchworth 1903-4. Marked up with some red underlining identifying the key principles of Howard. Extra folded maps pasted onto the front and rear boards; In front, layout of Letchworth shown in colour with the names of Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker printed. Rear map comprises a key plan showing the relationship of Letchworth to Kings Cross and the wider estate and proposed town and was produced by the First Garden City Limited 1904. Both these maps have some tears along folds but significantly add to the volume in translating Howard's principles into a reality.

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    Stock ID: 20341
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  • JEKYLL, Gertrude and HUSSEY, Christopher.
    Garden Ornament (1918)

    London Country Life 1927

    Second edition, x, 438pp. Illustrated with photographs. Folio. Original green cloth, backed boards. Both text and illustrations were extensively revised from the first edition. Illustrates all kinds of garden ornaments including wood and iron gates, steps, balustrades, urns, vases, courts, paved ways, seats, loggias, orangeries, dovecotes, parterres, sundials, topiary, pergolas, treillage, canals, ponds, water gardens, bridges, fountains. Superb photographs showing these elements in garden settings. Considered to be the best edition.

    Stock ID: 19609
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  • SCOTT Baillie, "Home Counties",S D Adshead et al..
    Garden Suburbs, Town Planning and Modern Architecture

    T Fisher Unwin 1910

    132pp +22pp period ads. Illustrated with b/w line ills, plates and drawings. 4to. Card covers with colour paste down label. Repaired on spine to make a good copy. Period review of the garden suburbs under construction at the time. Important period commentary. Hard to find.

    Stock ID: 19692
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  • FRANCIS, Jill.
    Gardens and Gardening in early modern England and Wales

    London and New Haven Yale for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art 2018

    400pp illustrated with b/w plates and line illustrations. 4to. White boards with illustration of gardeners at work from Thomas Hyll's The Gardeners Labyrinth 1651 - independent researcher and garden historian teaching early modern history at the University of Birmingham and the University of Worcester. The book focuses on the period 1560-1660 and aids understanding of the activity of gardening at the time and sets it in a wider cultural and social context. New

    Stock ID: 19806
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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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