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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 leather thong ties. Covers slightly grubby and bottom upper corner has a crease across it but lettering on upper board very bright. Additional to titles is the hand written ownership details. This is from the office of "Alfred Goslett & Co. Ltd, Antique Lead Glaziers, 26 Soho Square, London". Internal pages uniformly browned as is often the case. Facsimile of this fascinating early 17th C text and pattern book for glaziers.

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  • An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical by (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    (THEATRES) DARBYSHIRE Alfred (1839–1908),
    An Architect's Experiences: Professional, Artistic and Theatrical

    Manchester, J.E. Cornish 1897

    xv+351pp plus 6 b/w tissue guarded plates. 4to. Original cloth-backed lettered boards. A little scuffed at edges, else good. Very useful biography of this architect and amateur actor from the North West of England. Derbyshire (1839-1908) worked in the Gothic and classical idioms on a number of civic projects and churches, but was chiefly known as a theatre architect, designing theatres in Manchester (including the Comedy Theatre and the Palace Theatre) and redesigning the Lyceum in London. This fascinating book is very hard to find.

    Stock ID: 10682
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  • Dell 'Arte dei Giardini Inglesi by [ANON] SILVA Ercole [1756-1840]
    [ANON] SILVA Ercole [1756-1840]
    Dell 'Arte dei Giardini Inglesi

    Milano Dalla Stamperia e Fonderia al Genio Tipografico Anno IX nd c1801 First edition.

    (8),373,(3)pp with 36 copperplate engravings including title page vignette, 26 in text illustrations, 3 full page engravings and 6 inserted folding plates. Decorated title page, errata at the end. Quarter calf, gilt tooling on spine, red spine label. Sympathetically rebacked with original label and tooled spine laid down. Very bright copy. Insightful analysis of the English style of Landscape Gardening which includes images of landscapes with lakes, garden buildings and tree clumps and belts but also includes a list of appropriate plants to achieve this style of design. Ercole Silva is acknowledged to be the first Italian to introduce the English Garden style into Italy.…

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    Milano Dalla Stamperia e Fonderia al Genio Tipografico Anno IX nd c1801 First edition.

    (8),373,(3)pp with 36 copperplate engravings including title page vignette, 26 in text illustrations, 3 full page engravings and 6 inserted folding plates. Decorated title page, errata at the end. Quarter calf, gilt tooling on spine, red spine label. Sympathetically rebacked with original label and tooled spine laid down. Very bright copy. Insightful analysis of the English style of Landscape Gardening which includes images of landscapes with lakes, garden buildings and tree clumps and belts but also includes a list of appropriate plants to achieve this style of design. Ercole Silva is acknowledged to be the first Italian to introduce the English Garden style into Italy. The book acknowledges with writings of Thomas Whately and draws widely on Hirschfeld and others. He designed his own villa at Cinisello (demolished) in this style but went on to oversee the construction of other gardens in Italy using the English landscape school's principles. He had made a tour of Germany and England in the period 1783-1786 if he made notes of his visits these are lost.

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  • ROBINSON P F
    Domestic Architecture in the Tudor Style: Selected from Buildings Erected After the Designs and Under the Superintendence of P F Robinson

    London, for the author and sold by J Williams, 1837

    (2) + 4pp 17 plates. 4to. Green gilt decorated cloth covered boards. Good copy. This book consists of plates of Singleton House, Swansea, which was constructed for J H Vivian. Robinson followed Uvedale Price's principles of picturesque design. He proposed enlargement of this property by adaptation. The frontis illustrates the house from the south west. Other images illustrate both the interior and exterior of the property. Essentially a record of a single building project. Hard to find.

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  • Pre-Reformation Churches in Fifeshire by WALKER, J. Russell., Architect
    WALKER, J. Russell., Architect
    Pre-Reformation Churches in Fifeshire

    Book Description: Edinburgh, Mould and Tod nd. printed by 1895

    Lithographed title page, (xii) pages, 121 plates with accompanying text, ix pages. Folio. Publisher's green cloth. Walker provides an interesting collection of architectural drawings for the parish churches of Fife. Walker made the drawings to scale from surveys of actual churches. Hard to find in such good order.

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  • The Art of Painting .. with remarks and observations translated into English, with an original preface containing a parallel between painting and poetry by Mr Dryden with a short account of the most eminent painters both ancient and modern by DU FRESNOY C A
    DU FRESNOY C A
    The Art of Painting .. with remarks and observations translated into English, with an original preface containing a parallel between painting and poetry by Mr Dryden with a short account of the most eminent painters both ancient and modern

    London Printed for George Perch 1769

    (12) + lix + [4] + 326pp +10pp Dedicated to the Right Honourable Richard, Earl of Burlington, &c.' signed 'Ri. Graham.' Small 8vo. Marbled boards, quarter vellum, red spine label. Bookplate on fep and signature of Rowland Cotton. Prelims are browned and a little foxed else good copy. 1750 edition calls for an engraved frontis, not present in this edition.

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  • SIDDONS G A
    The Cabinet-Maker's Guide or rules and instructions in the art of varnishing, dying, staining, japanning, polishing, lackering and beautifying wood, ivory, tortoiseshell, & metal: with observations on their management and application

    London Printed for Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper [1809] 1830

    Fifth edition. Frontis, xvi + 223pp, 4 plates, useful tables (in Appendices) + 12pp catalogue of Cooke's Topographical Library, sewn in at end of the book. Fascinating text packed with recipes for treatment of wood surfaces, inlays with varnishes and French polishes etc. Small 8vo. Title page in facsimile. Original boards, cloth spine. New paper spine label. Some finger soiling and grubby marks on pages from use. Plates a little foxed. Initially, the book was little more than a pamphlet but was expanded with more and more information. The final edition seems to have been produced in 1837 and is referred to as the fifth edition augmented. Hard to find.

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  • (INCORPORATED CHURCH BUILDING SOCIETY)
    The Church Builder: A Journal of Church Extension in England and Wales no 1-72.

    London: Rivington in connection with the Incorporated Church Building Society 1863-1879

    Bound as 6 volumes. Contemporary gilt lettered quarter calf with marbled boards. Corners and marbling on boards and spines a little rubbed else in good condition. Internally bright The first six volumes of the official journal of the Church Building Society, which ran until 1908. Packed with useful information and containing articles on general principles and techniques alongside accounts of individual churches being built, restored or extended. Illustrated with b/w plates showing proposed restorations and completed projects, this journal is a wonderful record of church architecture in the period. It is particularly useful for the study of the subject as each quarterly issue includes a list of new…

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    London: Rivington in connection with the Incorporated Church Building Society 1863-1879

    Bound as 6 volumes. Contemporary gilt lettered quarter calf with marbled boards. Corners and marbling on boards and spines a little rubbed else in good condition. Internally bright The first six volumes of the official journal of the Church Building Society, which ran until 1908. Packed with useful information and containing articles on general principles and techniques alongside accounts of individual churches being built, restored or extended. Illustrated with b/w plates showing proposed restorations and completed projects, this journal is a wonderful record of church architecture in the period. It is particularly useful for the study of the subject as each quarterly issue includes a list of new or restored churches with the date of their consecration, details of the architect used and a summary of the architectural work completed. Notoriously difficult to collate, this set contains all the parts called for together with two extra illustrations in no xvii, facing page 34, St Hilda's Hospital, Hartlepool and no xviii, facing p76 Christ Church Freemantle. The contents page for nos 1-4 not present but it is unclear if it was every produced. Similarly there is no title page or contents for nos 33-36.

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  • The City and Country Purchaser's and Builder's Dictionary or the Complete Builder's Guide by NEVE Richard
    NEVE Richard
    The City and Country Purchaser's and Builder's Dictionary or the Complete Builder's Guide

    London, Printed for B. Sprint, D. Browne, J. Osborn, S. Birt, H. Lintot and A. Wilde 1736

    3rd edition corrected and improved throughout. First published in 1703. Frontis, xvi + 188pp. Frontis shows the principal front and plan of the apartments of the Earl of Burlington's House at Chiswick. [ first time this image appears as the frontispiece to this book]. On front paste down states "John Wilson His Book". Rear paste down gives name in pencil of a later owner 1767 Richard Dickinson. Verso of title page has contemporary naive drawing on it, some wormholes to page edges in heart of the book. Full calf, repaired at head of spine and with new spine label. Harris 587

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  • From the collection of Jean Burton
    The Grammar of Ornament by JONES Owen
    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

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  • DRESSER Christopher et al.
    The Technical Educator: An Encyclopaedia of Technical Education

    London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. nd 1870-1873

    Publication in parts begun in 1870 - 104 parts issued, completed 1872. Four volumes, each with chromolithographic frontis. Vol. 1: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 2: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 3: iv + 412pp; and Vol. 4: iv + 428 pp. Small 4to. Publisher's quarter calf with gilt lettering. Vg. Collection of Dresser's series of 31 articles, including the first printing of his article "Principles of Design" within these volumes. The articles formed the basis of the 1876 book, 'Studies in Design'. Dresser's designs include the first appearance of his aesthetic teapot. Other articles include 'Chemistry Applied to the Arts', 'Material on Colour Pigments', 'Civil Engineering', 'Colour Theory' (by…

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    London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. nd 1870-1873

    Publication in parts begun in 1870 - 104 parts issued, completed 1872. Four volumes, each with chromolithographic frontis. Vol. 1: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 2: iv + 412 pp; Vol. 3: iv + 412pp; and Vol. 4: iv + 428 pp. Small 4to. Publisher's quarter calf with gilt lettering. Vg. Collection of Dresser's series of 31 articles, including the first printing of his article "Principles of Design" within these volumes. The articles formed the basis of the 1876 book, 'Studies in Design'. Dresser's designs include the first appearance of his aesthetic teapot. Other articles include 'Chemistry Applied to the Arts', 'Material on Colour Pigments', 'Civil Engineering', 'Colour Theory' (by A H Church) 'The Lathe', 'Optical Instruments', 'Museums: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management', 'Photography, 'Ship Building', etc. Bright set. A brilliant example of journals at the time demonstrating the whole range of interests the Victorians held in design matters. Cassell's Technical Educator was the most successful of the Victorian self-help part-works. It was a companion to Cassell's New Popular Educator. It appears to have come out in fortnightly issues over a period of 2 years - although most surviving copies seem to have been sold as two or four volume sets. The intended readership was evidently the upwardly mobile class of skilled artisans and mechanics.

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