Architecture

  • PHILLIPS, R Randal.
    The House Doctor

    London Country Llife Limited 1923

    vi +65pp illustrated with b/w plates + [8]pp period ads. Small 8vo. Paper covered boards with pasted down on upper wrapper. A good copy. Sequel to "he house you want" this book is a a first aid manual for repairs to house and objects and ranges between upholstery to mending Staffordshire pottery at home as well as more down to earth kinds of things like removing stains. Fascinating period piece.

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  • The House with a Future: The Extendable House. by PREFABRICATED HOMES W.J. SIMMS, SONS & COOKE LIMITED
    PREFABRICATED HOMES W.J. SIMMS, SONS & COOKE LIMITED
    The House with a Future: The Extendable House.

    Nottingham, Published by the firm nd c1955-1960

    16pp illustrated with b/w plates and 1 page with colour images of interior arrangements with contemporary furnishings. Futuristic paper wrappers illustrating the proposed house. Long standing house building from the inter war years, the with associated Companies, was voluntarily wound up in 2007. The company is best known for its suburban house designs. This late 1950s design idea is a fascinating one. The houses could be formed from plywood framed panels with a selection of forms put together to form houses of various shapes and layouts which are shown in one of the diagrams. Crossed on on page 15 is a note saying the houses could be seen at the Company's Lenton…

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    Nottingham, Published by the firm nd c1955-1960

    16pp illustrated with b/w plates and 1 page with colour images of interior arrangements with contemporary furnishings. Futuristic paper wrappers illustrating the proposed house. Long standing house building from the inter war years, the with associated Companies, was voluntarily wound up in 2007. The company is best known for its suburban house designs. This late 1950s design idea is a fascinating one. The houses could be formed from plywood framed panels with a selection of forms put together to form houses of various shapes and layouts which are shown in one of the diagrams. Crossed on on page 15 is a note saying the houses could be seen at the Company's Lenton Works Nottingham.

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  • PHILLIPS, R Randal.
    The House You Want Some practical data about the building, equipment and furnishing of it in a series of dialogues.

    London Country Llife Limited 1922

    viii + 56pp illustrated with b/w plates + [2]pp period ads. Small 8vo. Paper covered boards with pasted down on upper wrapper. A little worn at edges else good copy. Unusual structure for a book on house design where the dialogues look at every aspect of construction and fitting out and the garden too through notional discussions with the buildier, engineer, painter and decorator, furnishing expert, house wife, gardener etc.

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  • SOCIETY FOR IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF THE LABOURING CLASSES
    The Labourer's Friend no LXXX-CXV New Series

    London 1851-1853

    Three years. Each section numbers pp1-208pp. Occasional vignettes. 8vo. Near contemporary half morocco with spine relaid and corners refurbished. Speckled edges, marbled boards. Of particular note are the articles on cottages, June 1851 Model houses for four families erected at the Cavalry Barracks, Hyde Park, in connection with the Exposition of the Works of All Nations 1851, by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, K.G. President of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes pp82 onwards. Two model houses, each for four families, were designed by the Society's architect Henry Roberts. They attracted up to 250,000 visitors. Their construction from hollow bricks, tied together with wrought-iron rods, and without any timber used, rendered the houses…

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    London 1851-1853

    Three years. Each section numbers pp1-208pp. Occasional vignettes. 8vo. Near contemporary half morocco with spine relaid and corners refurbished. Speckled edges, marbled boards. Of particular note are the articles on cottages, June 1851 Model houses for four families erected at the Cavalry Barracks, Hyde Park, in connection with the Exposition of the Works of All Nations 1851, by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, K.G. President of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes pp82 onwards. Two model houses, each for four families, were designed by the Society's architect Henry Roberts. They attracted up to 250,000 visitors. Their construction from hollow bricks, tied together with wrought-iron rods, and without any timber used, rendered the houses not only economical to build, but dry, warm, reasonably sound proof, well ventilated, hard wearing and fire proof. Water and internal sanitation were provided, and separate rooms for children of different sexes.

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    Stock ID: 19712
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  • The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper: The Last Gothic Revivalist by (COMPER) SYMONDSON Anthony
    (COMPER) SYMONDSON Anthony
    The Life and Work of Sir Ninian Comper: The Last Gothic Revivalist 1864-1960

    London RIBA Heinz Gallery 1988

    34pp illus with b/w plates and including a bibliography of Comper's writings. Square small 4to. Wrappers. Good copy of this little book to accompany an exhibition but one essential for understanding his life and work.

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  • The London Prices of Bricklayers Materials and Works by LANGLEY, Batty.
    LANGLEY, Batty.
    The London Prices of Bricklayers Materials and Works both of New Buildings and repairs .....

    London Printed for Richard Adams at Dryde's Head, Holborn Barrs and John Wren, at the Brible and Crown 1750

    2nd edition.(ii), xvii, [i], 389 +[1]pp, 32 plates. 8vo. New spine, gilt rulings and red spine label. Original boards. Very good copy. The book was written "for the use of gentlemen, stewards and workmen in general, and particularly for such landlords and tenants who are subject to the repairs of buildings" Harris, 460. In part produced to reduce fraud in building trade.

    Stock ID: 20431
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  • (LUTYENS) BUTLER A. S. G. with George STEWART and Christopher HUSSEY
    The Lutyens Memorial Volumes.

    London, Country Life Limited and New York,Charles Schribner 1950

    Three volumes folio + the quarto volume on the Life of Edwin Lutyens. 4 volumes in total. Green bevelled edged buckram with red titles and all with dust wrappers. Very good set from the collection of Henry Potts. The dust wrapper are dusty and with some foxing but all present. Some fraying on the dust wrappers at the heads of the spines. Volume 1 Domestic Architecture, Volume 2 Gardens, New Delhi etc. Volume 3 Town & Public Buildings; Memorials including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool. All illustrated with b/w plates, line ills, plans and diagrams. The Life is quarto, pp. xxii. 602pp illus with portrait frontispiece.

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  • PARKER John Henry
    The Medieval Architecture of Chester With an historical introduction by the Rev. Francis Grosvenor.

    Chester Hugh Roberts, Catherall and Prichard 1858

    vi, [3]-16, 40 p., [10] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., plans Original blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering. Illustrated by engravings by J H Le Keux, O Jewitt. From the library of Gerald Cobb, with his signature in pencil dated 11/09/53. Cloth a little rubbed else good copy. The sections in the book cover the city itself including the walls and castle, St John's Church, The Cathedral, the Abbey Wall. Very attractive item.

    Stock ID: 12642
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  • AIRS, Malcolm. (ed)
    The Regency Great House

    Oxford The University of Oxford 1998

    132pp, b/w ills with captions. 4to illustrated wrappers, perfect binding. Small chip to the head of the spine else vg. Loosely inserted a.l.s on behalf of Malcom Airs to Gavin Stamp. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20194
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  • OLIVER Basil
    The Renaissance of the English Public House

    Faber and Faber 1947

    182pp illustrated with b/w photographs and line ills. Cloth sl. sunned along top of board else good copy. Frayed dust wrapper present Important study on inter war and immediately post war design for public houses.

    Stock ID: 20639
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  • WATTS, William [1752-1851]
    The Seats of Nobility and Gentry in a collection of the most interesting and picturesque views engraved by W Watts from drawings by the most eminent Artists.

    London W Watts 1779

    Obong 4to. 84 engraved numbered plates with descriptions. 4pp of subscribers at the end. Plate 1 has marginal worming . Contemporary black morocco, gilt decorated spine with title and rulings, Rebacked to make a very good copy. One additional unnumbered plate after title page illustrating Pierremont del. by J Wright.

    Stock ID: 20549
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  • HARWOOD, Elaine and Alan Powers. (editors)
    The Sixties Life: Style: Architecture.

    London Twentieth Century Architecture 2002

    144pp b/w ills with captions. 4to pictorial wrappers. vg. Issued by the 20th Century Society.

    Stock ID: 19918
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  • SUTHERLAND, The Duke of.
    The Story of Stafford House

    London Geoffrey Bles 1935

    xii, 41p., 17 leaves of plates : ill. (one col.), portraits. Quarto, Cream vellum spine, gilt lettering, red cloth covered boards. Recalls the house in its heyday and provides some details of its architecture which involved Smirke, Benjamin Wyatt and Charles Barry. It was hailed as one of the finest palaces of London. The Crown lease of Stafford House was sold back to the Crown in 1912 by the 4th Duke of Sutherland when it still had about 28 years of the lease still to run. It subsequently became Lancaster House and the London Museum. It is now a government building used for grand receptions. From the library of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

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  • [BRIDGE DESIGN] TUIT, J. E.
    The Tower Bridge

    London Office Of 'The Engineer', 1894

    Frontispiece +106pp with 6 folding plates at rear, 62 figures. Quarto. Green gilt lettered cloth. Decorated end papers. Slightly rubbed at head and base of spine else very good copy. Tower Bridge was the creation of architect Sir Horace Jones and civil engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. It took eight years to complete and was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by the Prince and Princess of Wales This is a very useful technical account of the bridge construction by Tuit who was 'Engineer to Sir William Arrol and Co., one of the firms of Contractors for the bridge construction.

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  • AIRS, Malcolm. (ed)
    The Twentieth Century Great House

    Oxford University Department for Continuing Education 2002

    200pp, colour + b/w ills with captions. 4to perfect bound illustrated wrappers.

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  • The Works of Sir Robert Lorimer by [LORIMER] HUSSEY, Christopher.
    [LORIMER] HUSSEY, Christopher.
    The Works of Sir Robert Lorimer

    London Country Life Ltd. 1931

    111pp text + 267pp plates in b/w. 4to. Open weave cloth which is sl. worn at edge. Repaired at head and base of the spine to make a good copy. Exhaustive on this "Scottish" Lutyens. Important monograph covering his architectural work, furniture and designs for metalwork etc.

    Stock ID: 19352
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  • WATKIN David
    Thomas Hope and the Neoclassical Revival

    John Murray 1968

    316pp illus. with b/w plates. Vg in dust wrapper. Important study of the life and work of Thomas Hope who prescribed classicism in design but who Watkins reveals as a romantic at heart.

    Stock ID: 20790
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  • BOULTON E H B
    Timber Buildings for the Country

    London: Country Life 1938

    96pp with b/w plates and line ills. 8vo. Cloth boards. Decorated dust wrapper, worn at edges, else vg. Contains photographs and plans of cottages, sports pavilions, village halls, garages and garden structures which can be best built in timber. Includes examples from England, the USA Scandinavia Denmark Germany and Austria. Scarce. Uniform with this volume the following titles were published: Timber Houses, Seaside Houses and Bungalows and most frequently seen "Houses for Moderate Means".

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  • Trade Catalogue by COLT HOUSES
    COLT HOUSES
    Trade Catalogue

    Bethersden, Kent W.H. Colt and Sons, 1957-8

    48pp illustrated with b/w plates showing interiors and exteriors of houses and others timber structures this firm supplied + plans and diagrams. Details of contracts and costs also given. Long 8vo. Very good copy. Supplier of permanent timber houses established in the inter-war period. Loosely inserted price list included. In some cases architects are noted. Important company for the development of housing using standard components constructed off site. With current debate on the U values of present day housing it is interesting to observe that on the 2nd page the insulation of the houses they designed is discussed.

    Stock ID: 21135
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  • Trade Catalogue by COLT HOUSES
    COLT HOUSES
    Trade Catalogue

    Bethersden, Kent W.H. Colt and Sons, 1955

    36 illustrated with b/w plates showing interiors and exteriors of houses and others timber structures this firm supplied + plans and diagrams. Details of contracts and costs also given. Long 8vo. Very good copy but one image clipped from the last page. Supplier of permanent timber houses established in the inter-war period. Loosely inserted price list included. In some cases architects are noted. Important company for the development of housing using standard components constructed off site. With current debate on the U values of present day housing it is interesting to observe that on the 2nd page the insulation of the houses they designed is discussed.

    Stock ID: 21136
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