A Sure Method of Improving Estates by Plantations of Oak, Elm,Ash, Beech and other Timber-trees, Coppice-Woods etc.
London Printed for Francis Clay and Daniel Browne 1728
(x),xx + 274pp + fold out engraved plate facing title page. 8vo. Contemporary brown calf with blind panelled boards nicely rebacked with blind ruled raised bands, dated at foot in gilt, lettered direct in blind, endpapers renewed. Frontispiece a little creased and frayed in margins; a few notes in early hand pp194-5; some dust-stains in margins, else a nice copy. Having been trained in his father's profession as a gardener, he moved into surveying and landscape gardening and was one of the earliest popularizers of the new irregular style advocated by Stephen Switzer in his Ichnographia Rustica (1718). Langley published a few designs for irregular gardens in his Practical Geometry (1726), but his most important work on the subject was New Principles of Gardening (1728). This contained a variety of garden plans in what he called the arti-natural' style, replete with twisted serpentine paths or meanders that prefigure Hogarth's line of beauty' and signaled the emergence of the rococo style in England. Dedicated to Lord Torrington, of the Admiralty. At the time Torrington was, at the time, laying out his estate with grand avenues at Southill. ESTC T11856Stock ID: 18493More details Price: £1,200.00
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
 1797 [2nd edition].
55 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.Stock ID: 18180More details Price: £1,000.00
Patterns for Lead Glazing by Christopher Whall and his Pupils January 1909
Printed at the Chiswick Press (1900)
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 18.104.22.168. 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.Stock ID: 18090More details Price: £2,200.00