BOOKS FOR SALE

  • DAVIS Michael C.
    The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire

    Privately printed Spindrift, Ardrishaig Arygll 1991

    412pp illustrated with b/w plates. Gazetteer of all the major castles and mansions in Ayrshire. Lovely item. Limited edition of 500. 4to. Fine in dw. Number 200 signed on the title page by the author. Gavin Stamp bookplate on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19809
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  • PORCELAIN
    The Collection of Porcelain Objects of Art and Decorative Furniture of the late Sir Trevor Lawrence BART., K.C.V.O

    London Messrs., Christies Manson and Wood 1916

    71pp, 633 numbers, 7 b/w plates mainly of Chinese and Japanese pieces. Boards, cloth spine. A little dusty else good. Sold on Monday May 29 1916 and during the following three days. Trevor Lawrence, (1831-1913) trained as a surgeon, before becoming an MP and eventually President of the Royal Horticultural Society. He was a well-known collector of objets d'art, particularly oriental, and especially Japanese art, western porcelain and old lace.

    Stock ID: 20616
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  • (HOWITT Thomas Cecil, Architect) GRANGER Frank,
    The Council House Nottingham: A Review of the Council House & Exchnage Buildings

    Nottingham Not noted. 1929

    Unpaginated. Short essay + photographs, each 180x140mm sepia with facing captions which document the interior and exterior of the building noting the various contractors involved. Ribbon ties. Decorated Wrappers. Very good. Small tear to the glassine over wrappers on the back. Luxury souvenir to mark opening. The exterior was built of Portland Stone, with Bath stone used for the shopping malls. Statues and friezes were incorporated, representing the activities of the Council, and showing crafts and industries. This impressive building still dominates the central space of Nottingham. The majority of the photographs are by Stewart Bale of Liverpool. The quality of Stewart Bale Ltd's photography is high and the firm was regarded as one of…

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    Nottingham Not noted. 1929

    Unpaginated. Short essay + photographs, each 180x140mm sepia with facing captions which document the interior and exterior of the building noting the various contractors involved. Ribbon ties. Decorated Wrappers. Very good. Small tear to the glassine over wrappers on the back. Luxury souvenir to mark opening. The exterior was built of Portland Stone, with Bath stone used for the shopping malls. Statues and friezes were incorporated, representing the activities of the Council, and showing crafts and industries. This impressive building still dominates the central space of Nottingham. The majority of the photographs are by Stewart Bale of Liverpool. The quality of Stewart Bale Ltd's photography is high and the firm was regarded as one of the best amongst its contemporaries. All the subject matter is particularly strong on architecture and the main collection of his work is held at Liverpool Maritime Museum and Archives.

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    Stock ID: 20617
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  • STRONG Roy, BINNEY Marcus and HARRIS John
    The Destruction of the Country House 1875-1975

    Thames and Hudson 1974

    190pp illus with 383 b/w illus. Book to accompany an exhibition concerned with the future of the heritage. Small 4to. Wraps version. Slightly worn at base of the spine. Cover design is Halunby Hall, Yorkshire. Important for the gazetteer of lost properties it includes.

    Stock ID: 20622
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  • (JACKSON)
    The Ecclesiastical and other Woodwork of H.P.Jackson

    London, Percy Lund Humphries and Co. Ltd. 1927

    64pp illustrated with b/w plates and letterpress by Harold Stead. Cloth. Boards a little distorted. 4to. Signed by H. P. Jackson, and dedicated to Rev A Collyer, The vicarage, Hinton nr Barton Lincs. Photographs mainly by Mr Leach of Brighouse and Mr Jackson's son (note to that effect on preface page). The work of Mr Jackson of Coley, a craftsman who worked essentially in Yorkshire including church carvings at Cleckheaton, Halifax, Brighouse and many other West Yorkshire properties. Two stamps of the firm on the preface page.

    Stock ID: 17565
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  • The English Terraced House by MUTHESIUS Stefan
    MUTHESIUS Stefan
    The English Terraced House

    Yale University Press 1982

    x + 278pp illustrated with 13 colour and over 200 b/w photo ills. 4to. Vg with very good dust wrapper. Expertly constructed study of the most common form of the English House (includes Wales). A key text on all kinds of terraced housing. Loosely inserted journal clippings.

    Stock ID: 20727
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  • PONTEY William
    The Forest Pruner Or, Timber Owner's Assistant: a Treatise on the Training or Management of British Timber Trees; whether intended for Use, Ornament, or Shelter Including an Explanation of the Causes of their General Diseases and Defects, with the Means of Prevention, and Remedies, where Practicable: Also, an Examination of the Properties of English Fir Timber; with Remarks on the Old and Outlines of a New System for the Management of Oak Woods.

    Huddersfield, printed for the author by T. Smart nd [1805]

    8 + 277pp + [4]pp advertising leaves with 8 plates. Original boards, new paper spine and and paper on upper board. First edition, subsequently in London in 1808. William Pontey was from a prominent family of Yorkshire nurserymen. He was head gardener to the Grimston family at Kilnwick, near Beverley, and then established himself as "Planter and Forest Pruner to the Late and Present Duke of Bedford" at Woburn Abbey and it is to the Duke of Bedford that this book is dedicated. Scarce first printing. Ownership name on title and half title is Roger Taylor.

    Stock ID: 17026
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  • ROBINSON, William
    The Garden Beautiful Home Woods and Home Landscape

    London John Murray 1907

    viii +176pp illustrated with wood engravings. Cloth spine, paper label, boards. Paper labels chipped. Written from Gravetye Manor. Uncommon.

    Stock ID: 20550
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  • (IRELAND) IRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY RECORDS
    The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth-Century Domestic Architecture and Decoration in Dublin.

    Dublin Printed in Five Volumes for the Society at the Dublin University Press for Ponsonby & Gibbs. 1909-1913

    Illustrated with b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Volume 1 (1909): Limited Edition no138 of 300 copies. xixpp + 100 plates + 34pp; Volume Two (1910): Limited Edition no165 of 400 copies. 144pp 155 plates; Volume Three (1911): Limited Edition no 290 of 550 copies. 135pp 103 plates. Signed on the half title by H R Maunsell; Volume Four (1912): Limited Edition 285of 550. H R Maunsell stamp on half title. 125pp and 122 plates. Volume Five (1913): Limited Edition 342 of 600 copies. 129pp + 139 plates. A very good set, in linen covers lettered in black with door knocker designs…

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    Dublin Printed in Five Volumes for the Society at the Dublin University Press for Ponsonby & Gibbs. 1909-1913

    Illustrated with b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Volume 1 (1909): Limited Edition no138 of 300 copies. xixpp + 100 plates + 34pp; Volume Two (1910): Limited Edition no165 of 400 copies. 144pp 155 plates; Volume Three (1911): Limited Edition no 290 of 550 copies. 135pp 103 plates. Signed on the half title by H R Maunsell; Volume Four (1912): Limited Edition 285of 550. H R Maunsell stamp on half title. 125pp and 122 plates. Volume Five (1913): Limited Edition 342 of 600 copies. 129pp + 139 plates. A very good set, in linen covers lettered in black with door knocker designs to front covers. Some foxing on the text pages in all the volumes which is often the case. Possibly the most complete record published concerning Georgian architecture in Dublin. Bookplate of G H Maunsell in each volume.

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    Stock ID: 15403
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  • From the collection of Jean Burton
    JONES Owen
    The Grammar of Ornament

    London Quaritch 1910

    112 chromolithographic plates with explanatory text and b/w text illustrations. Illustrations on ornament of savage tribes, the Egyptians, Assyrian and Persian, Greek, Roman, Arabian, Byzantine, Turkish, Persian, Indian, Hindoo, Chinese, Celtic, Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Italian, and leaves and flowers of nature. Small folio in publisher's handsome gilt-decorated red cloth. This re-issue of the 1910 edition was created from the remainder sheets from the 1865 edition with a new title page and it was the last edition to be printed in chromolithography. Gutta percha repaired to make a very good copy

    Stock ID: 20282
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  • WEMBLEY EXHIBITION 1924
    THE GRAPHIC 1924 May 24th 1924 no 2843 Volume CIX Empire Exhibition Number

    781-848pp + 4pp period ads including wrappers. Colourful decorated wrappers depicting Britannia. 270x380mm Centre fold by Donald Maxwell, which is a colour panorama of the exhibition. Staples rusted so this has become detached. Upper wrapper dusty else very good. An extensive review of the exhibition focusing on the contributions of Great Britain, India and Canada with a double page on States ruled by Women.

    Stock ID: 20419
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  • KING, Jessie M.
    The Grey City of the North

    Edinburgh T N Foulis [1910] 1912 printing

    Unpaginated, c 54pp, XIV plates. Original gilt illustrated boards. Very good with bookplate of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20270
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  • ABELING, James A.
    The History of Roche Abbey: From its Foundation to its Dissolution

    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site,…

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    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site, organised chronologically and including Darandus (1147-1159), Reginald (1223-1238) and John Gray (1465-1479). Also featured are chapters on the dissolution and the possessions of the abbey. Text is accompanied by beautifully engraved plates detailing the architectural design of the complex, runic inscriptions found there, as well as prospect views and a comprehensive contemporary map of the site. Included towards the rear of the volume is an account of the flora at Roche Abbey, involving an extensive catalogue of plants and flowers. Significantly, the author also includes an account of the work done to the site under the design and supervision of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in 1776. Abeling quotes an entry from Gilpin, relating to the site, and also describes Brown's working methods, noting how "Mr. Brown...has committed such havoc in the way of pulling down and covering up, that nothing less than an extensive disinterment can enable us to discover how much of the ruins of Roche remain underground."

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    Stock ID: 17555
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  • LYNCH, Kevin.
    The Image of the City

    Mass. The MIT Press [1960] 3rd printing 1965

    194pp illustrated with line ills. and b/w plates. Some shelf wear. Rather worn and frayed dust wrapper. From the collection of Gerald Dix with his signature. Base on studies in Los Angeles, Boston and Jersey City the book formulates the idea of "Imageability" as a basis for human understanding by city dwellers themselves of the places they live and pass through and how this might be used in construction and reconstruction of cities.

    Stock ID: 20235
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  • CLEMENT, Ernest W
    The Japanese Floral Calendar

    Chicago, The Open Court Publishing Company and London, Paul Trench Trubner & Co. Ltd 1905

    58pp illustrated with b/w plates. Decorated cloth backed boards with paste down photograph on upper board. Nice copy of this attractive publication with small documentary photographs of Japanese flower arranging, display and with details on floriculture of Japan.

    Stock ID: 20561
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  • HAY D. R.
    The Laws of Harmonius Colouring adapted to Interior Decorations, Manufactures and other useful purposes [1818]

    London W S Orr and Co 1838

    Fourth edition, with a new preface. 94pp, 5 colour plates with tissue guards. Each plate is hand coloured. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on upper board. Lower hinge split repaired and modern spine label removed. Some minor foxing to text pages. Hay is described as "House Painter and Decorator to the Queen, Edinburgh." The study was first published in 1818, and in the subsequent editions it evolved considerably with the addition of the striking colour plates, and in the elaboration of the author's colour theories and their practical application in painting interiors.

    Stock ID: 20433
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  • (COMPER) SYMONDSON Anthony
    The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper: The Last Gothic Revivalist 1864-1960

    London RIBA Heinz Gallery 1988

    34pp illus with b/w plates and including a bibliography of Comper's writings. Square small 4to. Wrappers. Good copy of this little book to accompany an exhibition but one essential for understanding his life and work.

    Stock ID: 20662
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  • The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry. One hundred photographs by Annan, of well known places in the neighbourhood of Glasgow, with descriptive notices of the houses and the families. by ANNAN Thomas
    ANNAN Thomas
    The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry. One hundred photographs by Annan, of well known places in the neighbourhood of Glasgow, with descriptive notices of the houses and the families. Second edition [revised and enlarged by J.G. Smith and J.O. Mitchell]

    Glasgow James Maclehose [1870] 1878

    xvi + 289pp including list of subscribers to both first and second editions. Large 4to. Red Turkey Morocco spine, green boards with gilt lettering and impressed gilt design of a country house on upper board. head and base of spine slightly rubbed with scuff mark along spine else a very bright copy. Signature of previous owner on the half title.[ Agnes M R Dunlop] This book was essentially commissioned by well-to-do members of the old aristocracy and merchant class to record the houses in the Glasgow area and is a parallel to his book on Ayrshire houses. 100 mounted carbon prints, plus three other mounted plates, two of which are maps of Glasgow. One…

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    Glasgow James Maclehose [1870] 1878

    xvi + 289pp including list of subscribers to both first and second editions. Large 4to. Red Turkey Morocco spine, green boards with gilt lettering and impressed gilt design of a country house on upper board. head and base of spine slightly rubbed with scuff mark along spine else a very bright copy. Signature of previous owner on the half title.[ Agnes M R Dunlop] This book was essentially commissioned by well-to-do members of the old aristocracy and merchant class to record the houses in the Glasgow area and is a parallel to his book on Ayrshire houses. 100 mounted carbon prints, plus three other mounted plates, two of which are maps of Glasgow. One of 225 copies. Hard to find in this condition.

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    Stock ID: 20310
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  • McINTOSH, Charles
    The Orchard including the management of wall and standard fruit trees, and the forcing pit; with selected lists and synonymes of the most choice varieties.

    London William S. Orr, Camden Corner 1839

    viii, 142pp. Colour frontis and title page vignette + second title page, in total 17 stunning full page plates, all hand-coloured. Steel engraved plates in the text supporting details on methods of cultivation. 8vo. Original blind stamped cloth on upper and lower boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. All edges gilt. The colour title page is dated 1847 suggesting it was an addition, although the printed title page is given as 1839. A lovely book with useful contemporary material on individual fruits and their cultivation. At the time of writing , McIntosh was Head Gardener to His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch, at Dalkeith where he updated and modernised the gardens.

    Stock ID: 20554
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  • SYLVESTER Charles
    The Philosophy of Domestic Economy As exemplified in the mode of warming, ventilating, washing, drying & cooking and in various arrangements to the comfort and convenience of domestic life as adopted in the Derbyshire General Infirmary...

    Nottingham, printed by H. Barnett and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London. 1819

    xix + 62 ppl, plus engraved frontis of the Derbyshire General Infirmary and 10 full-page engraved plates. 4to. Original marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked to make a vg copy with new spine label. Ex subscription library, with elegant label fep and embossed blind stamps on some pages. Built in the early 1800s, Derbyshire Infirmary was one of the most advanced buildings of its day, and adopted the most up-to-date standards of ventilation and sanitation. William Strutt (1756-1830), a pioneer of heating by convection, designed the warming system as well as the toilet facilities, oven and laundry facilities. Sylvester, the author of this volume, was…

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    Nottingham, printed by H. Barnett and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London. 1819

    xix + 62 ppl, plus engraved frontis of the Derbyshire General Infirmary and 10 full-page engraved plates. 4to. Original marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked to make a vg copy with new spine label. Ex subscription library, with elegant label fep and embossed blind stamps on some pages. Built in the early 1800s, Derbyshire Infirmary was one of the most advanced buildings of its day, and adopted the most up-to-date standards of ventilation and sanitation. William Strutt (1756-1830), a pioneer of heating by convection, designed the warming system as well as the toilet facilities, oven and laundry facilities. Sylvester, the author of this volume, was Strutt's assistant engineer at the Infirmary. His Philosophy of Domestic Economy is the principal published source on the groundbreaking project, giving complete plans of the original building, along with details of the hot air stove, drying closet, roasting oven, and waterclosets. Scarce.

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    Stock ID: 12053
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