Architecture

  • 4 + 1 Peter Slater: Building Projects by [SLATER]
    [SLATER]
    4 + 1 Peter Slater: Building Projects

    Black Dog Publishing 2000

    97 + [4]pp illustrated with colour and b/w plates. 4to Wrappers. Features, Osaka Folly, Thai Fish Restaurant, Inami Woodcarving Museum, Kamiichi Mountain Pavilion and Ramshorn Church Yard. Essays by Andrew Higgott, Robert Harbison and Peter Beardsell. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 22742
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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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  • 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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  • A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Monuments & Tombstones in the Church of St. Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. by WELFORD Richard (Compiler.)
    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.

    Stock ID: 22573
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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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  • A Guide to Farleigh Hungerford, Co. Somerset by JACKSON, Rev. J.E.
    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 Ford Abbey Dorsetshire by [FORD ABBEY] [ALLEN, M]
    [FORD ABBEY] [ALLEN, M]
    A History of Ford Abbey Dorsetshire

    London Hamilton Adams and Co 1846

    Frontis, iv+96pp. Small 8vo. Blind stamped red cloth with gilt monogram on upper board. Rebacked. Forde Abbey is a privately-owned former Cistercian monastery and Grade I listed building. Forde Abbey was bought by Edmund Prideaux, MP for Lyme Regis and Oliver Cromwell's Attorney General. Before his death in 1659 Prideaux converted the buildings from a monastic residence to a private home. It has 18th century gardens and a landscape park. This early guidebook describes the early history of the estate from the establishment of it as a monastic foundation to its conversion into a country house. Hard to find.

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  • A Practical Treatise on Handrailing by COLLINGS, George
    COLLINGS, George
    A Practical Treatise on Handrailing Showing New and Simple Methods for Finding the Pitch of the Plank, Drawing the Moulds, Bevelling, Jointing-Up, and Squaring the Wreath

    London Crosby Lockwood and Co 1890 (1882)

    Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. With additional Treatise on Stairbuilding. With b/w diagrams throughout and 9 single-sided plates. Weale's Scientific & Educational Series, Number 230. x + 120pp + 16pp list of new Weale's publications + 40pp Crosby Lockwood & Co's Catalogue. Green blind stamped cloth with paper label. Book text preceded with list of Weale's publications on architectural subjects. Label slightly creased. Gilt titling on upper board somewhat discoloured. Half title page torn out at top edge. Otherwise a smart copy of this guide which was published a further 52 times.

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  • WALKER, J. G. and L. A. B
    A Series of Monumental Brasses from the 13th to the 16th Century drawn and engraved by 1864

    Reprinted 1975 with corrections and additions by J A Goodall F.S.A. London. Phillips & Page 1975

    Limited edition

    Stock ID: 22574
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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.

    Stock ID: 22565
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  • [AALTO, Alvar]
    Aalto Architecture and Furniture

    New York Museum of Modern Art 1938

    48pp. 8vo. 25 photos and plans of buildings and interiors and 10 photos (6 full page) of furniture Blue textured paper boards with title block screened in white on front cover and spine. Spine and upper edges of boards are age toned else very good. Limited to 3000 copies. The exhibition was the first American survey of the work of the Finnish architect, who was recognised as one of the most important andoriginal modern architects and furniture designers of the preceding decade. Front paste down has bookplate from the RIBA's Ashpitel Prize, 1938 which was awarded to George Gaze Pace.

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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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    Stock ID: 22608
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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.

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  • (RIBA - ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS)
    Airports and Airways 1937 Catalogue to the Exhibition Arranged by the Royal Institute of British Architects

    London Royal Institute of British Architects 1937

    99pp + lxi advertisements. B/W plates. 4to. illustrated wrapper which is faded on the spine and the first 5cm of the left side of the upper cover. Very good otherwise. An in-depth and technical account of the subject. Consists of three main sections: Progress in the air, Airports and Aerial Photography. From the library of George G. Pace.

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  • ALS signed from John Piper to George Pace 27 October 1968 by [PIPER] PIPER, John
    [PIPER] PIPER, John
    ALS signed from John Piper to George Pace 27 October 1968

    with offprint also signed by Piper of an article on Street's Yorkshire Churches and Contemporary Criticism by Basil F. L. Clarke and John Piper, reprinted from Concerning Architecture written for Pevsner on his 65th birthday. Letter concerns the Shell Guides to Essex and Wiltshire. It also refers to a model being made by George Pace in collaboration with Paul Paget of Seely & Paget, Surveyors to the Fabric of St George's Chapel. The chapel was constructed 1967-69. A model was planned to show the relationship between the new memorial chapel on the north side of the building. In the end an axonometric projection drawing was made to show the relationship between old and new. The model was subsequently made…

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    with offprint also signed by Piper of an article on Street's Yorkshire Churches and Contemporary Criticism by Basil F. L. Clarke and John Piper, reprinted from Concerning Architecture written for Pevsner on his 65th birthday. Letter concerns the Shell Guides to Essex and Wiltshire. It also refers to a model being made by George Pace in collaboration with Paul Paget of Seely & Paget, Surveyors to the Fabric of St George's Chapel. The chapel was constructed 1967-69. A model was planned to show the relationship between the new memorial chapel on the north side of the building. In the end an axonometric projection drawing was made to show the relationship between old and new. The model was subsequently made from a commercial kit in 1979-1980 by architect and son of George Pace, Peter Pace which shows the scale of the new building in contrast to the original chapel. John Piper designed the stained glass for the chapel which was installed by Peter Reyntiens. The project is explained in the biography of George Pace p 217-20 published by Batsford in 1990.

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    Stock ID: 22871
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  • MENIN, Sarah and KITE, Stephen
    An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson

    London Lund Humphries 2005

    xviii + 341pp. Numerous b/w ills throughout the text. D/w over red cloth boards. D/w a little bumped at the corners. A very good copy of this distinctive study of the life and architectural career of Colin St John Wilson, architect, teacher, theorist.

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  • An Historical and Topographical Account of the town of Woburn, its Abbey and vicinity containing also a concise genealogy of the House of Russell and memoirs of the late Francis, Duke of Bedford. by [WOBURN ABBEY] DODD, S.
    [WOBURN ABBEY] DODD, S.
    An Historical and Topographical Account of the town of Woburn, its Abbey and vicinity containing also a concise genealogy of the House of Russell and memoirs of the late Francis, Duke of Bedford.

    Sold by the booksellers in the neighbouring towns; and Baldwin Chadock and Joy, London 1818

    [xvi including subscribers list] + 17 + 140pp; [2] ads. Frontis of Woburn CHurch + 1 plate of the house. 195 x175mm. Half calf, marbled boards, recent red spine label. Original boards. Raised bands Very good. Bookplate of previous owner on second end paper. Small stain on half title and title page where coat of arms has been hand painted in blue with a neat hand. Useful on the history of the area and family. Includes a useful description of the modern abbey, its contents, [ in brief ] and grounds.

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  • An Historical Essay on Architecture An historical essay on architecture by the late Thomas Hope. Illustrated from drawings by him made in Italy and Germany by HOPE, Thomas. (1769 -1831)
    HOPE, Thomas. (1769 -1831)
    An Historical Essay on Architecture An historical essay on architecture by the late Thomas Hope. Illustrated from drawings by him made in Italy and Germany

    London John Murray [1835] 1836?

    2nd edition. Two volumes with Analytical Index [1836] at rear of Vol. 1. xx, 525, verso errata, (iv), 90; xii, [98 plates]. Marbled edges. Volume One contains the essay and Volume Two contains the illustrations. Illustrated from drawings made by him in Italy and Germany. With Ninety-Seven Plates, collated, Green gilt ruled morocco. Prize binding. In gilt lettering inscribed on the upper boards of both volumes "Present by the Architectural Society London to Mr G A Burn for the best essay 4th June 1839." Slight variation in colour between volume I and volume 2. Good copy. Paper repair to title page professionally executed and text unaffected. Second volume of plates good but a few…

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    London John Murray [1835] 1836?

    2nd edition. Two volumes with Analytical Index [1836] at rear of Vol. 1. xx, 525, verso errata, (iv), 90; xii, [98 plates]. Marbled edges. Volume One contains the essay and Volume Two contains the illustrations. Illustrated from drawings made by him in Italy and Germany. With Ninety-Seven Plates, collated, Green gilt ruled morocco. Prize binding. In gilt lettering inscribed on the upper boards of both volumes "Present by the Architectural Society London to Mr G A Burn for the best essay 4th June 1839." Slight variation in colour between volume I and volume 2. Good copy. Paper repair to title page professionally executed and text unaffected. Second volume of plates good but a few images have finger marks on them. Published posthumously. Good and robust set.The only complete surviving structure built by Hope is the Deepdene mausoleum.

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    Stock ID: 22215
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