Architecture

  • [MILBANK] TATE Bryan [text] BRYANT, Richard [Photographs]
    9 Milbank Headquarters of ICI

    1988

    24pp booklet on the refurbishment of 9 Milbank with colour photographs throughout. Decorated wrap around wrappers. Loosely inserted fact sheet on the main doors included which describes the 12 panels on the metal doors, designed by Mr W Fagan and which show the evolution of civilisation as a result of scientific discoveries The six door panels on the left showing scenes of primitive man, and the six panels on the right showing scenes of modern man. . Includes colour reproduction of print commissioned from David Gentleman.

    Stock ID: 20928
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  • A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh by ABERCROMBIE Prof Patrick
    ABERCROMBIE Prof Patrick
    A Civic Survey and Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1949.

    115 pgs.54 plates. and many tables and diagrams. Also 25 folding colour maps (3 in pocket at end). Decorative Cloth. Vg with slightly worn dw but which has protected the cloth. Beautifully produced survey and plan for Edinburgh. Previous owner's name on front end paper.

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  • ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE
    A Collection of Coloured Plates from Academy Architecture

    London Alex Koch & Sons nd c1916

    Unpaginated. c60pp single sided illustrations which first appeared in Academy Architecture. In each case, the architect, location and details of the building illustrated is given. A wide variety of architects both in the UK and Europe are noted. Red cloth. Gilt titles on upper board. No title page. In most cases the year in which the illustration appeared is given. Generally between 1902 and 1915 although some illustrations appear without dates. Curious compilation. With bookplate of Colin Amery on front paste down and pencil signature of a former owner as H E Hills dated May 30th 1916.

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  • A concise history and analysis of all the principal styles of architecture : by [BOID E] ANON
    [BOID E] ANON
    A concise history and analysis of all the principal styles of architecture : namely, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, that of the dark ages, of the Arabians and of the Normans; including a detailed description of the origin, progress and decline of the Gothic. To which is added, a sketch of the architecture of England, down to the present time. / By an amateur.

    London Horatio Phillips [1829]

    xx, [3]-212pp and 8 plates. 8vo. Edges uncut. Original boards, rebacked & with new spine label. Ex libri Roger Quick with note in pencil about the publication.

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  • A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture 1900-1925 by BANHAM Reyner
    BANHAM Reyner
    A Concrete Atlantis: U.S. Industrial Building and European Modern Architecture 1900-1925

    Cambridge, Mass MIT Press 1986

    266pp illustrated. 4to. First edition of this book by author of Theory and Design in the First Machine Age. On the relationship between U S industrial buildings and European design. Very good in good dust wrapper.

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  • A Description of Fonthill Abbey Wiltshire illustrated by views drawn and engraved by J. Storer by First monograph on Fonthill Abbey [FONTHILL] STORER, James
    First monograph on Fonthill Abbey [FONTHILL] STORER, James
    A Description of Fonthill Abbey Wiltshire illustrated by views drawn and engraved by J. Storer

    London Published by W Clarke, J. Carpenter, W. Miller, C. Chappel, White and Cochrane, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Brodie and Co., and J. Storer: Coe, printer 1812

    24pp frontis + 6 plates and one vignette in the text. 258x132mm. Original boards with paste down title label [ cropped at corners]. "Views of the Abbey at Fonthill Wiltshire: accompanied with a particular description of that superb edifice". Corners and spine rebound with green morocco. Gilt decorated spine. Edges of all images foxed but actual images unaffected. First edition, the first monograph on Fonthill Abbey, it records the building and its interior as it was about to be completed for William Beckford; work finished in 1813. It effectively marks the completion…

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    London Published by W Clarke, J. Carpenter, W. Miller, C. Chappel, White and Cochrane, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Brodie and Co., and J. Storer: Coe, printer 1812

    24pp frontis + 6 plates and one vignette in the text. 258x132mm. Original boards with paste down title label [ cropped at corners]. "Views of the Abbey at Fonthill Wiltshire: accompanied with a particular description of that superb edifice". Corners and spine rebound with green morocco. Gilt decorated spine. Edges of all images foxed but actual images unaffected. First edition, the first monograph on Fonthill Abbey, it records the building and its interior as it was about to be completed for William Beckford; work finished in 1813. It effectively marks the completion of the north range of the building.

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    Stock ID: 22299
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  • WELFORD Richard (Compiler.)
    A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Monuments & Tombstones in the Church of St. Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

    London: Hamilton Adams and Co. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: M & M W Lambert, 1880

    [vi], 160pp, xiii[i]pp index and 'corrections and alterations.', 32 steel-engraved plates with tissue-guards, head and tailpieces, decorated capitals. 4to. Original red Morocco binding with gilt decorations and raised bands on the spine. Worn at head and base of spine else a very attractive copy.

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  • A Friendly Alien: Ein Kunsthaus für Graz. Peter Cook and Colin Fournier by (COOK) BOGNER Dieter (Ed.)
    (COOK) BOGNER Dieter (Ed.)
    A Friendly Alien: Ein Kunsthaus für Graz. Peter Cook and Colin Fournier

    Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag 2004

    249pp with colour illustrations throughout. Square 4to in stiff card wrappers, fine. New copy. Radical architectural project in the Austrian city of Graz to produce a gallery space for contemporary art. Traces the building from conception to completion. Text in English and German.

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    JACKSON, Rev. J.E.
    A Guide to Farleigh Hungerford, Co. Somerset Illustrated with ground plans and plates of arms, and an appendix of ancient manorial and ecclesiastical deeds by the Rev. J.E. Jackson

    London Houlston & Sons 1879

    Third Edition. Frontispiece, Title Page, iv + 141pp (including 2 sepia photogravure images and 3 b/w plates + 22 hand-coloured plates. Long Quarto. Original Paper Wraps, Green cloth spine with gilt titles. Top of spine bumped and a little chipped. Edges of wraps bumped and chipped at corners. Upper and verso covers slightly marked. Internally, good with some scattered foxing. Book plates of John E Pritchard and Josceline Grove on front past down and front free end paper. Farleigh House is a large country house, previously the centre of the Farleigh Hungerford estate, and has sometimes been called Farleigh New Castle. The castle was sold for salvage in 1705 to the Houlton family. It…

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    London Houlston & Sons 1879

    Third Edition. Frontispiece, Title Page, iv + 141pp (including 2 sepia photogravure images and 3 b/w plates + 22 hand-coloured plates. Long Quarto. Original Paper Wraps, Green cloth spine with gilt titles. Top of spine bumped and a little chipped. Edges of wraps bumped and chipped at corners. Upper and verso covers slightly marked. Internally, good with some scattered foxing. Book plates of John E Pritchard and Josceline Grove on front past down and front free end paper. Farleigh House is a large country house, previously the centre of the Farleigh Hungerford estate, and has sometimes been called Farleigh New Castle. The castle was sold for salvage in 1705 to the Houlton family. It is now a 'romantic ruin' since the 1730s, it retains two of its corner towers and in the ownership of English Heritage. The two sepia photographs usefully show the state of the property and its setting at the time of publication. Uncommon.

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    Stock ID: 22664
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  • A History of Architecture by First edition FLETCHER Prof. Banister & FLETCHER Banister F
    First edition FLETCHER Prof. Banister & FLETCHER Banister F
    A History of Architecture

    London B.T.Batsford 1896

    xv + 313pp +8pp ads, 115 collotype plates + 100s of text ills. . Sm 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Very slightly rubbed at top of spine. Gutta percha repaired to make a good copy with reinforcements on inner hinges. Some slight foxing to prelims, index and advert pages at the back. Very good of the first edition of this enduring study of architecture on the comparative method. Loosely inserted bill from book binder who repaired the book.

    Stock ID: 21699
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  • CHUTE, Chaloner W
    A HISTORY OF THE VYNE in Hampshire. being a short account of the building & antiquities of that house situate in the parish parish of Sherborne St. John Co Hants & of persons who have at some time lived there.

    Winchester & London., Jacob & Johnson & Simpkin, Marshall & Co. , 1888

    x, 173pp. 13 black & white plates including frontispiece, plus numerous black & white illustrations within the text. Half vellum over grey boards. Quarto. First edition. t.e.g. Vellum sl. grubby and titling on spine a little worn, but a very good copy of this late 19th century history of the house. Upper board bumped along top edge. Internally, some discolouration on f.e.p else very clean and bright. Bookplate of Josceline Grove along with descriptions of the books from previous owners pasted down on front end papers. Name of C. L. Chute (Sir Charles Lennard Chute MC 1879 - 1956) inscribed in pen on front paste down.

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  • A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys by SILVER, George.
    SILVER, George.
    A Practical Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Smoky Chimneys with an Appendix, Containing Various Extracts Connected with the Subject, and Testimonials of the Author's Experience.

    Glasgow, Blackie & Son 1836

    vi, 114pp. Green cloth. small 8vo. No title labels. Yellow end papers. Good copy. Dedication leaf to The Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff and Moray. Proposes remedies developed over a long career. The appendix starts at page 50 and thereafter there is a fascinating list of places where George Silver has worked as "smoke curer" and some case studies of how he proceeded with his cures. A quirky little book. Unusual.

    Stock ID: 20839
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  • A Summer's Day at Windsor and Visit to Eton by JESSE Edward
    JESSE Edward
    A Summer's Day at Windsor and Visit to Eton

    London, John Murray 1841

    iv + 151pp + 4pp list of popular works published by Mr. Murray. c.25 b/w illustrations including 14 engraved plates and folding frontispiece (plan of Windsor Castle). 12mo. Decorative cloth with striking gilt motif on front board. Spine slightly sunned and some small marks on upper and verso boards. Small amount of foxing on a number of the plates, else a good copy.

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  • A Visit to Brantwood by DEARDON J S [Introduction] TALBOT, Fanny
    DEARDON J S [Introduction] TALBOT, Fanny
    A Visit to Brantwood

    Bembridge The Ruskin Association 1980

    Unpaginated booklet,comprising introduction by J S Deardon and printed account from a manuscript of a visit to Brantwood by Fany Talbot. Unpainated 16pp. Bound with marbled boards and end papers and paste down label. Inside is a typed note "Just a trifle from the Malvern Link Bindery. Simple and plain like the binder!" You might send another copy with respects. The manuscript was found by architectural historian and devotee of Ruskin, the late John Hutchinson of York. The introduction by James Deardon explains the origin of the manuscript. Fine. Pamphlet printed by the Yellowsands Press, Bembridge. Isle of Wight.

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  • A Visit to Sherwood Forest by [COUNTRY HOUSES - THE DUKERIES] ANON [ CARTER James of Mansfield ]
    [COUNTRY HOUSES - THE DUKERIES] ANON [ CARTER James of Mansfield ]
    A Visit to Sherwood Forest including the Abbeys of Newstead, Rufford & Welbeck; Annesley, Thoresby, Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle and other interesting places in the locality.

    London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1850

    96pp illustrated + 20pp period ads for businesses in the area. Green blind stamped cloth with gilt decoration and title on upper board. and spine. Spine a little rubbed and gilt dull else good copy. Includes a critical essay on the life and times of Robin Hood. Organised as a series of letters to provide a description of Mansfield and the neighbourhood with 4 full page lithographed illustrations of country houses and text illustrations of other places of interest. First edition of a scarce guide book.

    Stock ID: 22587
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  • [ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE]
    Academy Architecture and Annual Architectural Review [from 1896, Academy Architecture and Architectural Review].

    London Alex Koch & Sons, 1889-1931

    62 volumes. . Small 4to. Mixed set but generally good. Mostly in blue lettered cloth as issued. Numbers 40, 50, 56 and 59 in good paper wrappers. A few ex-library copies with class marks on spine and ancient library stamp on prelims. A few others a little shaky at hinges. Some have hand marked notations showing number on spine. Founded by the Swiss-born architect Alexander (Alex) Koch (1848-1911) it was an international review of contemporary architecture, and, from volume 3, 1891, contemporary sculpture. It includes a few articles, but mainly photographs and drawings. Each issue contains approximately 250 illustrations. The value in the journal is in the review it provides on international…

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    London Alex Koch & Sons, 1889-1931

    62 volumes. . Small 4to. Mixed set but generally good. Mostly in blue lettered cloth as issued. Numbers 40, 50, 56 and 59 in good paper wrappers. A few ex-library copies with class marks on spine and ancient library stamp on prelims. A few others a little shaky at hinges. Some have hand marked notations showing number on spine. Founded by the Swiss-born architect Alexander (Alex) Koch (1848-1911) it was an international review of contemporary architecture, and, from volume 3, 1891, contemporary sculpture. It includes a few articles, but mainly photographs and drawings. Each issue contains approximately 250 illustrations. The value in the journal is in the review it provides on international styles including the arts and crafts movement and beaux art styles. In terms of building types, it includes housing schemes, cottages, public buildings, commercial buildings, memorials etc. As an overview of the design styles of the first 30 years of the 20th century they are excellent.

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  • Air-Raid Protection by CEMENT & CONCRETE ASSOCIATION
    CEMENT & CONCRETE ASSOCIATION
    Air-Raid Protection

    London Cement and Concrete Association c1935

    2nd edition. 28pp pamphlet. Stapled. A little worn on edges else good. The Association's mission was to improve and extend the uses of concrete. Illustrations and text exploring detailed designs to reduce impact of direct and indirect attacks. Information drawn widely from European publications on the subject.

    Stock ID: 22124
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  • Airports and Airways by (RIBA - ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS)
    (RIBA - ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS)
    Airports and Airways

    London Royal Institute of British Architects 1937

    99pp lxi advertisements. B/W plates. 4to, with nicely illustrated wrapper, some shelf-wear and worn on the spine, otherwise good. An in-depth and technical account of the subject. Consists of three main sections: Progress in the air, Airports and Aerial Photography. To accompany an exhibition at the RIBA under chairmanship of H. S. Goodhart-Rendall.

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  • Allegheny Cemetery: Historical Account of Incidents and Events Connected with its establishment..... by (CEMETERY DESIGNS AND REGULATIONS)
    (CEMETERY DESIGNS AND REGULATIONS)
    Allegheny Cemetery: Historical Account of Incidents and Events Connected with its establishment.....

    Pittsburgh Printed by Hakewell and Marthens 1873

    vii + 166pp illustrated with 16 photographic views. 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Repaired at hinges. Lovely copy. Signature of G E Hogg on title page. Includes Charter and Supplemental Acts of Legislation. Report of 1848 and 1857. Proceedings of Corporators, June 21 1873. List of Officer, Managers and Corporators to dat. Remarks on the Ornamentation and Arrangement of Cemeteries and funeral oration of Wilson McCandless Esq on Commodore Barney and Liet. Parker. Photographs are sepia and document the design and layout of the cemetery including key monuments. Fascinating as a basis for comparison of development of public cemeteries in the USA with the UK. Very scarce. Alleghany is said to…

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    Pittsburgh Printed by Hakewell and Marthens 1873

    vii + 166pp illustrated with 16 photographic views. 8vo. Original gilt lettered cloth. Repaired at hinges. Lovely copy. Signature of G E Hogg on title page. Includes Charter and Supplemental Acts of Legislation. Report of 1848 and 1857. Proceedings of Corporators, June 21 1873. List of Officer, Managers and Corporators to dat. Remarks on the Ornamentation and Arrangement of Cemeteries and funeral oration of Wilson McCandless Esq on Commodore Barney and Liet. Parker. Photographs are sepia and document the design and layout of the cemetery including key monuments. Fascinating as a basis for comparison of development of public cemeteries in the USA with the UK. Very scarce. Alleghany is said to be the second largest cemetery in America and the early information on rules and regulations as well as the design details make this a key resource for information on cemetery design in the USA.

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    Stock ID: 111
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  • (ALUMINIUM)
    Aluminium in Building

    Northern Aluminium Company [NORAL] nd c1970

    111pp illustrated with b/w plates, + 16 figures which are line ills and diagrams showing specifications for Aluminium. Makers of Noral Sheet, Strip. Plate, Bars, Sections, Tubing etc. 4to. Silver decorated cloth. Good copy. Boards a liitle dusty. Includes examples of installed systems in many cases locations and architects given. Frontis is the Laruentien Hotel, Montreal. Many world wide examples of projects. Produced by the firm to promote products.

    Stock ID: 13810
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