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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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  • Environs of London by [LONDON MAP]
    [LONDON MAP]
    Environs of London 24 Miles round London

    London G. F. Cruchley Map Seller 1836

    Linen backed, folded and with original slip case with paper spine label entitled "Environs of London." Paste down label from upper board of slipcase is missing. A little worn on the folds else very good. 675 x 670mm when opened. Beautiful engraved and hand coloured map of London and the surroundings. Circular map with attractive decorations on corners. Hard to find. Howgego, James L., and Ida Darlington. Printed Maps of London circa 1553-1850. 1978

    Stock ID: 19928
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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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    Stock ID: 15012
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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

    Stock ID: 20282
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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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