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  • A booke of sundry draughtes: Principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the Manner how to anniel in Glas: and also the true Forme of the Fornace  by  GEDDE Walter
    GEDDE Walter
    A booke of sundry draughtes: Principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the Manner how to anniel in Glas: and also the true Forme of the Fornace

    (1615) London, The Leadenhall Press 1898

    Irregularly paginated, but c134 pp. + 24 pp. ads for books published by the Leadenhall Press. Royal 8vo. Bound in velum reproduction of original binding, missing two of four leather thong ties. Covers slightly grubby but lettering on upper board very bright. Dedication leaf partially detached else internally sound. Facsimile of this fascinating early 17th C text and pattern book for glaziers. Beautifully calligraphic inscription to Robert Dalby Reeve (Architect b1863 of Reeve, Reeve and Walker of Margate from F.R.H.) From the books of Eric Korn, Bookseller.

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  • A Cyclopedia of Works of Architecture in Italy, Greece and the Levant by  LONGFELLOW William P P  (Edited by)
    LONGFELLOW William P P (Edited by)
    A Cyclopedia of Works of Architecture in Italy, Greece and the Levant

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1895

    Frontispiece, xxxii, (ii), 546 pages. 12 photogravure plates with tissue guards and 256 text illustrations. 4to. Japanese vellum boards backed in red morocco with ornate gilt decoration and lettering outlined in red; gilt lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Number 203 of 500 limitation noted in red ink on verso of half title. Red morocco spine worn and boards a little yellowed else a very solid copy of this beautifully produced volume. Useful bibliography and glossary. Outstanding photogravure plates. Later owner's neat signature on front leaf. Longfellow studied at Harvard University, and in 1859 entered the office of Edward Cabot of Boston. For a year he was director of architecture in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then director of the School of Drawing and Painting connected with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Amongst other things, he was secretary of the Boston Society of Architecture and was chairman of the Jury of Fine Arts at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. He was the first editor of the "American Architect." As well as this book he wrote a series of historical essays entitled "The Column and the Arch."

    Stock ID: 6826
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  • Art et Construire et de Gouverner les Serres by  NEUMANN
    NEUMANN
    Art et Construire et de Gouverner les Serres

    Paris Audot 1846

    115pp illus. with 25 litho plates incl. one fold out. Oblong 4to. Original wraps sensitively laid down and with new end papers. Some pages sl. browned and foxed else very good indeed. This second edition is enlarged from the first (1845 German) with additional texts and two extra plates. Important study on the design of greenhouses. Includes articles on the design of hot and cold greenhouses with details on the orchid house and other specialist structures. Graceful curved structures reminiscent of Burton's Palm House at Key. Neumann was head of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris and in charge of the green houses there. This is a thorough treatise written from first hand knowledge. 2nd edition.

    Stock ID: 3079
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  • CUBITT, James
    Church Design For Congregations

    London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1870

    105pp with 18 b/w line illustrated plates. 4to with nicely bevelled and embossed covers with gilt edged pages. Some fading and scuffing to the exterior, but internally v.g. indeed. An important book by a well recognised church architect of the nineteenth century. The book is both a good record of thought on design for users and a superb example of the binding style for the time and subject.

    Stock ID: 1525
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  • 'Churches Unlettered Proofs': Unique dedication copy with hand-written captions by le Keux by  LE KEUX
    LE KEUX
    'Churches Unlettered Proofs': Unique dedication copy with hand-written captions by le Keux

    Engraver's proof. 50 plates, each with hand-written pencil description of the location, bound as a presentation copy. Inscribed 'To Wm. Barton Esq. as a mark of esteem from his friend J. le Keux.' 4to. Quarter calf, gilt decorated spine, marbled boards and end-papers. Gren title labelled on the spine only, no title page. Spine slightly rubbed and a little cracked at base, else a bright copy. All but two plates, which are foxed, are in very good condition indeed. The plates were engraved for J.P. Neale and Le Keux's 'Views of the Most Interesting Collegiate and Parochial Churches in Great Britain'. This was published in 1824 with 98 plates across two volumes. A loosely inserted slip hand-written by the architect George G. Pace, gives a brief account of the history of the volume.

    Stock ID: 13528
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  • Gothic Alphabets by  SPRINGER Jaro (text)
    SPRINGER Jaro (text)
    Gothic Alphabets

    International Chalcographical Society 1897

    (4) incl. list of subscribers and title page +8pp with text illustrations + (2) + 39 plates of which plates 1-12 are reproductions of pen drawings washed with Indian Ink on Parchment, Plates XIII-XVI are engraved on wood and Plates XVII-XXXIX are engraved on copper from the print room of the Regia Pinacoteca at Bologna and here produced on fine editioning paper. Small folio. Original cloth backed decorated boards. Single stamp on verso of title page indicates this was from a college library. Agents of the Society noted as in London, New York, Paris, Berlin and Wien.

    Stock ID: 5385
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  • Helps to the building of Churches and Parsonages containing plans and elevations etc.... by  WILSON (Rev William Carus) [1791-1859].
    WILSON (Rev William Carus) [1791-1859].
    Helps to the building of Churches and Parsonages containing plans and elevations etc....

    Kirby Lonsdale 1835

    First edition. 24pp Lithographed frontis, 9 plates, 2 woodcuts, 4to. 9 x11 inches Pencil markings and marginalia. Blue paper flimsy boards with paste down label, brown contrasting paper spine. Worn at corners, head and base of spine. Upper hinge split. Reverend William Carus-Wilson, Charlotte Bronte's real-life headmaster at the Clergy Daughter's School at Cowan Bridge, later at Casterton, in Cumbria. His school was reputedly also the inspiration behind Lowood School in Jane Eyre and Wilson himself the basis of the strict Mr Brocklehurst character, it's headmaster. Revered Wilson had allegedly threatened libel action against Charlotte Bronte at the time which apparently led her to tone down her descriptions of the school. When Elizabeth Gaskell wrote her biography of Charlotte Bronte she blamed the school's regime and inadequate food for the deaths of Maria and Elizabeth Bronte and for the poor state of Charlotte's own health. Letters by Edward Carus-Wilson (grandson of William Carus Wilson) which recount the tale of the intended libel action were sold in 2006 at a Shropshire Auction House. The book on offer here is a pattern book for the design of non conformist chapels and parsonages and school rooms; it is a fascinating design book but unfortunately does not throw light on the Charlotte Bronte controversy. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 8160
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  • Le Terme dei Romani diegnate da Andrea Palladio e Ripubblicate con La Giunta di Alcune Osservazioni da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi giusta l'esemplare de Lord Conte di Burlington Impress in Londra l'Anno 1732  by  PALLADIO, Andrea
    PALLADIO, Andrea
    Le Terme dei Romani diegnate da Andrea Palladio e Ripubblicate con La Giunta di Alcune Osservazioni da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi giusta l'esemplare de Lord Conte di Burlington Impress in Londra l'Anno 1732

    [1785] 1797 [2nd edition].

    55 [1]pp engraved portrait, XXV plates, 17 folded. Plates drawn and engraved by Antonio Mugnon, portrait by Pietro Bonato after David Rossi. Quarto. 237 x 178 mm. Spine with raised bands and gilt rulings, blank spine label, marbled boards rubbed at all edges. Internally very good although portrait page has small part of corner cropped. Light foxing through text section. The title-page refers to the publication in 1730 of Fabriche Antiche disegnate da Andrea Palladio Vicentinoi by Richard Boyle, Third Earl of Burlington and the whole book and its association with Burlington make it an important source for the Palladian revival in the UK. Bookplate of Horace and Minnie Porter which is modern.

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  • Letters to M.G. & H.G. [i.e. Mary Gladstone & Helen Gladstone] by  RUSKIN John, WYNDHAM Rt Hon. G. (preface)
    RUSKIN John, WYNDHAM Rt Hon. G. (preface)
    Letters to M.G. & H.G. [i.e. Mary Gladstone & Helen Gladstone]

    Privately Printed 1903

    xxi + 136pp, 6 b/w ill. incl. 3 photogravures from portraits, one by Edward Burne Jones. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges deckled. Head and foot of spine and corners a little rubbed, else very good indeed. Letters to Mary and Helen Gladstone written between 1878 and 1887, and a memoir by Henry Scott Holland.

    Stock ID: 14795
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  • Lewesdon Hill: a poem by  CROWE William
    CROWE William
    Lewesdon Hill: a poem

    Oxford At the Clarendon Press. Sold by D. Prince and J. Cooke, Oxford; J.F. and C. Rivington, T. Cadell, and R. Faulder, London 1788

    28 + [1]pp. Small 4to. Disbound. A little dusty and a crease from ancient horizontal fold, else very good. 'By William Crowe, L.L.B. of New College and Public Orator of the University, The Second Edition' in pencil on t.p. This is the first anonymous publishing of the poem in 1788; it was also published under his name at later dates. William Crowe (1745-1829) was a poet and clergyman with other skills in horticulture and timber: he was always selected by the Fellows of New College as their woodsman (DNB). Lewesdon Hill is the highest point in Dorset and the poem describes a walk up the hill on a May morning and what can be seen of the surrounding picturesque landscape. It was published at the time when an interest in the landscape was developing rapidly.

    Stock ID: 15225
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  • Mercantile Architecture: Constructional design for warehouses, shops and offices including an appendix shewing the application of hydraulic elevators and lifts by Dedication copy from the author OGDEN William Sharp
    Dedication copy from the author OGDEN William Sharp
    Mercantile Architecture: Constructional design for warehouses, shops and offices including an appendix shewing the application of hydraulic elevators and lifts

    London : B.T. Batsford. 2nd edition, 1885

    Title page + 2pp text + 55 plates Small folio. Original cloth with gilt lettering along spine. Cloth a little faded and worn and boards a little bowed else good. Internally very good. First published in 1876 and expanded slightly in 1885. A third edition followed with information on lifting gear included. All editions are uncommon. Ogden's building designs were governed by the need to get the maximum amount of daylight into his buildings. He advocates the value of the book in his own preface drawing attention to the lack of books on the design of buildings in business quarters of industrial cities. The book contains some very original ideas. The author was an architect in the Cheetham-based practice Ogden & Charlton.(Manchester). Dedication copy from the author. Signed in the pencil.

    Stock ID: 10122
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  • V & A hold the correspondence and printed papers of Christopher Whall.
    Patterns for Lead Glazing by Christopher Whall and his Pupils January 1909 by Privately published Trade Catalogue of Whall's  glass WHALL Christopher, [1849-1924.]
    Privately published Trade Catalogue of Whall's glass WHALL Christopher, [1849-1924.]
    Patterns for Lead Glazing by Christopher Whall and his Pupils January 1909

    Printed at the Chiswick Press (1900)

    [2]pp + 12 leaves of leadwork designs onto which there are 15 real photographs in sepia which are pasted down. There are occasional manuscript prices and notes and prices in red ink and one in particular asking for enquiries to be addressed to Miss Veronica Whalls at Ravensourt Park. 4to. Original blue sugar paper printed wrapper preserved in outer cloth covered boards with lettering on upper board "Glazing by Whall". Bookplate of Claude Arthur Kirby on verso of upper wrapper. Signed in minute handwriting by Christopher Whall on the lower edge of the wrapper. Loosely inserted printed pamphlet on "Hall's Memorial Window for the Royal Military Academy Chapel, Woolwich". Hand written note from Whalls to "CK" [Claude Kirby] which is an invitation to view this window at Whall's Studio 20.21.2.22. Upper wrapper rather dusty. At the end of p22 of the text the address at Chelsea has been scored out in favour of the address at Ravenscourt Park. Rare. Veronica Whalls became a partner in the business in 1922 but was active much earlier. One version of Leaded Glazing 1900 located on World Cat. This item not located.

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  • The Gibson Archive of photographs was purchased by the National Maritime Museum in 2013. John Valentine Archive is at the University of St Andrews.
    Photograph Album of Tresco, Isles of Scilly  by 19th Century Island Life, Tresco, off the coast of Cornwall GIBSON'S OF SCILLY AND PENZANCE, JOHN VALENTINE'S AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS
    19th Century Island Life, Tresco, off the coast of Cornwall GIBSON'S OF SCILLY AND PENZANCE, JOHN VALENTINE'S AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Photograph Album of Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    nd c1880-1890

    Hand written title page in ink "Isles of Scilly". 40 large format photographs, some 8x10 inches(203mm x 254mm) and others 6x8 inches(152mm x 203mm). + 5pp snapshots All sepia. Foxing to mounts and some browning to these all but the first two images unaffected by foxing. Late nineteenth century album rebound in modern cloth preserving original album spine. New end papers. Overall 80% of images are sharp, 20% have some fading but in all cases the interest and quality of the compositions is very good. The images comprise the house and gardens at Tresco Abbey including 2 striking 8x10 inch (203mm x 254mm) interiors of the house, further interiors and exteriors of one of the green houses, the ornamental grounds with subtropical plants including Yucca's and setting. Yet other images document social history aspects of the island. These document working life, daffodil fields, commercial flowers and fishing. Others concentrate on leisure pursuits including tennis + rowing. The sea is always present. 18 of the images are attributable to the the Gibsons and 8 to John Valentine but others have no attribution. The album includes two images of the contemporary ferry, possibly the Little Western. As well as an image of Cromwell's Castle, built after the 1651 conquest of the Scilly Isles it is one of the few surviving Cromwellian fortifications in Britain. Also excellent images record the unique coastal geology of Peninnis Head (Southern most point of saint Mary's) and Round Island Lighthouse designed by William Tregathen Douglass for Trinity House, completed in 1887. These images also give a fascinating insight into period dress. A rare insight into the social history, architecture, geology and horticulture of a unique island at at time when the proprietors of the Scilly's was Thomas Algernon Smith-Dorrien-Smith of Tresco Abbey.

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  • Plans Elevations Sections and Views of the Church of Batalha, in the Province of Estremaduras in Portugal, with the History and Description by Fr. Luis de Sousa; with Remarks, to which is prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Principles of Gothic Architecture, by James Murphy. by  MURPHY. James Cavanagh, (1760-1814)
    MURPHY. James Cavanagh, (1760-1814)
    Plans Elevations Sections and Views of the Church of Batalha, in the Province of Estremaduras in Portugal, with the History and Description by Fr. Luis de Sousa; with Remarks, to which is prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Principles of Gothic Architecture, by James Murphy.

    London, Printed for I. & J. Taylor, (1795) New edition, Library of Fine Arts 1836

    ii, 61pp text, (1 p.), 27 engraved plates, including the title and dedication leaf. Folio. Rebound sympathetically conserving the original title label on upper board. New end papers. The architectural publishing firm, Isaac and Josiah Taylor, later Taylor's Architectural Library, was closed in April 1834 upon the death of Josiah Taylor. The stock of the firm was sold at two auctions, held in October 1834 and January 1835. At one of these the copperplates for the present work were purchased by John Williams of the "Library of Fine Arts", who created this edition of the work. He had the text reset by T.H. Drury and arranged to have the plates restruck. The dedication plate and list of the original subscribers to the 1795 edition were redundant, and thus omitted to be replaced by a letterpress dedication to John Soane. Church and Monastery of Santa Maria da Victoria, also known as Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It is a World Heritage Site. A highly original, national Gothic style evolved, profoundly influenced by Manueline art. The plates in this book record the details of the building. In 1835, William Beckford published his last work, the travelogue Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha and this book, which perhaps capatilzed on the publication of Beckford's work, followed in the next year. Murphy, of Irish descent and a talented draftsman, was commissioned by William Burton Conyngham to make drawings of the church and monastery of Batalha and the result was the original 1795 edition of the book. William Beckford, that great devotee of the gothic, called Murphy "a dull draftsman" which seems rather cruel [ Gentleman's Magazine 1836 vol 161 p 280].

    Stock ID: 17012
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  •  Remarks on English Churches and on the expediency of rendering Sepulchral Memorials subservient to pious and Christian use by  MARKLAND J[ames] H[eywood]
    MARKLAND J[ames] H[eywood]
    Remarks on English Churches and on the expediency of rendering Sepulchral Memorials subservient to pious and Christian use

    Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1843.

    3rd edition enlarged. pp. xvii, [3], 247; 13 woodcut plates and 1 litho. Small 8vo original blind stamped cloth. Repaired spine to make a good copy. Markland's text includes a debate on the amount spent on funerary monuments in preference to other church decorations, the latter which he advocates. This copy has the bookplate of Stevens Richardson on the paste down and his signature with the date 1843 on the free end paper.

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  • Royal Institute of British Architects, Incorporated in the Seventh Year of William IV: The Transactions by  (RIBA) ROYAL INSTITUE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS
    (RIBA) ROYAL INSTITUE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS
    Royal Institute of British Architects, Incorporated in the Seventh Year of William IV: The Transactions

    London, Royal Institute of British Architects 1882-89

    8 vols., photographs, maps, plans (some fold out), plus text ills. Large 4to. Uniform quarter calf board with corners, gilt lettered spine with raised bands. Sprinkled edges. Each volume has a numbered ticket pasted in the top corner of the front endpaper with a number written in pencil underneath. Very slight rubbing to corners and edges, else very good. v.1. Session 1881-82; v.2. Session 1882-83; v.3.Session 1883-84; v.4. Vol.I. New Series, 1884-85; v.5. Vol.II. New Series, 1885-86; v.6. Vol.III. New Series, 1886-87; v.7. Vol.IV. New Series, 1887-88; v.8. Vol.V. New Series, 1888-89. Lovely set of consecutive volumes of the transactions of the Royal Institue of British Architects from 1881-89. These were printed in limited quantities for the use of the members of RIBA, and other kindred institutions. Topics discussed include: Musical Requirements in Church Planning; The History and Uses of Plaster-Work, especially as relating to Ornamental Ceilings; Picturesqueness in Reference to Architecture; Recent Legal Decisions affecting Architects; The Drainage of the Palace and City of Westminster; The Use of Flint in Building, especially in the County of Suffolk; and, The Pugin Travelling Studentship: Extracts from an account of Tour in Oxfordshire.

    Stock ID: 14313
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  • NEWMAN, John
    Scamping Tricks And Odd Knowledge Occasionally Practised upon Public Works, Chronicled from the Confessions of Some Old Practititioners

    London, E. & F.N. Spon 1921

    viii + 129pp. 8vo. Red boards with black lettering to front and spine. Spine cracked with boards coming loose and rubbing to spine and edges. Pages a little dusty. An exposé of tricks and scams of the building trade on an unsuspecting public.

    Stock ID: 14764
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  • Temples, Ancient and Modern; or notes on church architecture by  BARDWELL William  (1795-1890)
    BARDWELL William (1795-1890)
    Temples, Ancient and Modern; or notes on church architecture

    Published for the author 1837

    Engraved frontispiece, xiii + (3) + 234 + (2)pp, (12) engraved plates, 1 chromolitho plate, also woodcut text ills. Modern morocco backed cloth, 4to. Very good copy. The book commences with an overview of temples and churches from the earliest times. Bardwell advocates the Italianate as his preferred style for Protestant church architecture. Bardwell 's career as an architect was much taken up with improvement of buildings and planning in London.

    Stock ID: 8161
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  • Boyne p42
    The Antiquities of York City by  TORR James,
    TORR James,
    The Antiquities of York City and the Civil Government therof; with a List of all the Mayors and Bayliffs, Lord Mayors and Sheriffs from the TIme of King Edward the First to this Present Yeat collected from the papers of Christopher Hildyard, Esq....

    York: printed by G. White for F. Hildyard 1719

    (8) +148pp+ (4)pp appendix, 18 woodcut shields of arts, and an inscription on the City wall, on the letter press. 8vo. Full calf, respined. Raised bands, decorated tooling and gilt lettered black spine label. Signed on fep by George Potter, Kirby. Dedication leaves respectively to Sir William Robinson of Newby, signed Francis Hildyard and a second dedication to Robert Fairfax. Torr's contribution includes inscriptions and coats of Arms from Grave-stones and Church Windows.Paper bright throughout.

    Stock ID: 15686
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  • The History and Antiquities of Scarborough and the Vicinity (A lovely copy of the 1st Edition, Extra Illustrated) by  HINDERWELL Thomas
    HINDERWELL Thomas
    The History and Antiquities of Scarborough and the Vicinity (A lovely copy of the 1st Edition, Extra Illustrated)

    York: William Blanchard 1798

    Frontis + xii + 352 + [8]pp, plus two engraved maps, one folding, and three plates 'engraved from drawings by Mr Hornsey', following pages 144, 266 and 282. 3 inserted blanks with additional pasted-in images, apparently tourist engravings of the town's sites, make this an interesting extra-illustrated copy. 4to. Nicely rebound in 19th-century quarter calf, with marbled boards and edges; a note on the fep reads 'M. A. Naylor, Scarborough. Rebound 1874'. A few pages have some very slight offsetting, and there are minor age marks to the prelims and pages 197-202, 235-58 and 320-30. Overall a nice copy in vg condition. A wealthy former mariner, Hinderwell (1744-1825) was also an antiquary and a keen social reformer who was a friend of William Wilberforce. This volume, the fruit of extensive research and a love of his native town, was the first history of Scarborough. It remains a model of topographical and urban history and is an invaluable resource for the history of the town and the surrounding area.

    Stock ID: 13521
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