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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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  • STREET G E
    Brick and Marble Architecture in the Middle Ages: Notes of a Tour in the North of Italy

    London, John Murray 1855

    [vii], xx, [1], 2-287pp +32pp catalogue at rear. 74 plates including black & white engraved frontispiece, some full-page and some in colour. Additional text ills. Original blind-stamped cloth gilt. With bookplate of the Yorkshire Architectural Society. Very nice copy of this well crafted study of brick and marble in Italy which the author says in the preface was only made possible with the advent of railway travel.

    Stock ID: 6110
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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Stock ID: 20661
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