Architecture

  • 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.

    Stock ID: 22707
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  • An Exhibition of Garden Ornaments: by From the library of Roy Strong [CROWTHER & SONS] WEAVER, Lawrence [ Foreword]
    From the library of Roy Strong [CROWTHER & SONS] WEAVER, Lawrence [ Foreword]
    An Exhibition of Garden Ornaments: Lead & Stone Figures, Vases, Old Wrought Iron Gates, Garden Temples etc. Collected and for sale by Messrs. Thomas Crowther and Sons.

    London published by the firm 1914

    32pp illustrated with b/w plates. 230x310mm Frayed paper wrappers, ribbon tie. The exhibition was held at the RHS Spring Sow at Chelsea Hospital Gardens 1914. Thomas Crowther & Son were established as stone masons in the late 19th century but also dealt in antique garden ornaments and associated materials acquired from Architectural Salvage sales. This catalogue, for instance shows a design by Oliver Hill, architect reusing garden ornaments as part of one of his projects. Several images in the publication show items removed from Cheyne House Chelsea.

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  • [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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  • An Historical Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York by YORK
    YORK
    An Historical Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York Volume V The Central Area

    HMSO Royal Commission on Historical Monuments in England 1981

    xcviii + 282pp with text ills throughout and b/w photographs. Very good copy with very good dust wrapper. Descriptions of more than 300 buildings erected before 1850 illustrated with photographs and line ills. 4to. Cloth, vg, in very good d/w.

    Stock ID: 22254
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  • Anthony Salvin, Pioneer of Gothic Revival Architecture. by ALLIBONE, J.
    ALLIBONE, J.
    Anthony Salvin, Pioneer of Gothic Revival Architecture.

    Cambridge, Lutterworth Press, 1987

    207pp, 181 b/w photographs and drawings. Sm. 4to, Very good copy with dw. Foreword by Mark Girouard. Including a comprehensive catalogue listing of all the known data for 356 of Salvin's works. The book incorporates previously unpublished material, including letters, diaries, building accounts and reproductions of Salvin's architectural drawings.

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  • Archigram 8 Milanogram Incluso Popular Pak by ARCHIGRAM [ COOK, Peter ]
    ARCHIGRAM [ COOK, Peter ]
    Archigram 8 Milanogram Incluso Popular Pak

    London Archigram 1968

    Milanogram/Milan Triennale/population growth). Yellow envelope folder with pocket; cover image on inside. Contents: eight pages 420mm x 150mm, folded; seventeen sheets, double sided, 210mm x 150mm, and one 300mm x 210mm. Not numbered or ordered, but punch card codification down the edge of sheets. Sheets inserted in folder. Wallet designed to be posted to readers. Priced at 5 shillings. Collated from the Archigram Archival Project. Envelope a little browned and dusty.

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  • Architectural Design in Concrete by BENNETT, T.P.
    BENNETT, T.P.
    Architectural Design in Concrete

    London Ernest Benn Ltd 1927

    24pp + 100 b/w plates period ads. Photographs by F. R. Yerbury. 4to, cloth boards illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper worn and a bit dusty. A well illustrated overview of concrete architecture. The plates illustrate the use of concrete in building projects; (from the Introductory information): contemporary architects have been forced to regard concrete as a building material of increasing importance and to give it a place of prominence in design which was unknown in the nineteenth century; examples from Breslau, Germany Centennial Hall; a Restaurant in Cologne; The Leipzig Exhibition Hall; a concrete exhibition structure in Cologne; British pavilion at British Empire Exhibition Wembley; a garden pavilion Ramsgate England; San Diego California monument…

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    London Ernest Benn Ltd 1927

    24pp + 100 b/w plates period ads. Photographs by F. R. Yerbury. 4to, cloth boards illustrated dust wrapper. Dust wrapper worn and a bit dusty. A well illustrated overview of concrete architecture. The plates illustrate the use of concrete in building projects; (from the Introductory information): contemporary architects have been forced to regard concrete as a building material of increasing importance and to give it a place of prominence in design which was unknown in the nineteenth century; examples from Breslau, Germany Centennial Hall; a Restaurant in Cologne; The Leipzig Exhibition Hall; a concrete exhibition structure in Cologne; British pavilion at British Empire Exhibition Wembley; a garden pavilion Ramsgate England; San Diego California monument at Balboa Park, Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles Church of St. John; lumber storehouse in Cassell, Germany, many more examples from the U.S.A.

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    Stock ID: 21286
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  • Architectural Drawing Perspective & Rendering by FAREY Cyril A and EDWARDS A Trystan
    FAREY Cyril A and EDWARDS A Trystan
    Architectural Drawing Perspective & Rendering A Handbook for Students and Draughtsmen

    B T Batsford Ltd 1949

    viii + 96pp with 68 b/w, colour and half-tone plates and 35 b/w line figures, 4to, cloth, dw. Dw sl. faded along spine and bumped along edges else vg copy. Second edition. A detailed survey of architectural draughtsmanship in England.

    Stock ID: 22343
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  • Architecture and Personalities by BAKER, Herbert
    BAKER, Herbert
    Architecture and Personalities

    Country Life Ltd 1944

    224pp illus. with b/w plates throughout. Sm 4to. VG. With chipped dust wrapper. Important review of the work of Sir Herbert Baker, tracking his career and friendship with Cecil Rhodes, his move to New Delhi, Kenya and back to the UK where he became active with the War Graves Commission work and Country House architecture alike.

    Stock ID: 20789
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  • HAWEIS Mrs.
    Beautiful Houses; Being a Description of Certain Well-Known Artistic Houses with a preface

    London London Sampson Low, Searle & Rivington Ltd 1882

    v +115pp illustrated with frontis + initial letters representing some aspect of the houses described. Small 8vo. Decorated paper covered overprinted with red and black letter titles. These are dusty and a little worn. Internally good. The book describes 12 artists' houses including, Sassoon, Leighton, Hazeltine, William Burgess, Morrison, Alma Tadema and The British Embassy in Rome and Villa Campana. Attractive book which is sought after because of the artist houses represented.

    Stock ID: 21993
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  • SMITH ELizabeth A T. (organised by)
    Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses

    Los Angeles The Museum of Contemporary Art and MIT Press 1989

    256pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Essays on Case Study Houses by Ester McCCoy, AmeliaJones, and Elisabeth A T Smith, Reyner Banham and others. Long 4to. Vg in slightly worn dw. Scarce.

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  • RICE & SON LTD BUILDING CONTRACTORS
    Book of the firm's history and its construction projects. Undated

    nd c1938

    Unpaginated. c12pp Introduction briefly outlining the development of the firm followed by c60pp illustrations of projects + c12pp period ads for building products and specialist firms. Long 4to. Green cloth covered boards with art deco style gilt lettering on upper board. At the time of production, the firm was based in Stockwell, London with specialist woodworking department in Margate. Inter – war projects illustrated include various Odeon cinemas, mansion blocks including Nell Gwynn House, Chelsea, the Bexhill Pavilion, Margate Lido, various suburban housing schemes, offices and shops, schools and colleges. Work centred on London and the south east. The Architects noted for most of the projects that are illustrated.

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  • [SKYSCRAPERS] BOSSOM Alfred C.
    Building to the Skies: the romance of the skyscraper

    Studio 1934

    152pp illus with fine b/w plates. Small 4to. Good copy with worn and chipped dust wrapper. Old sellotape marks on the end papers. Stunning photo images of early skyscrapers including drawings by Hugh Ferris. Written by an advocate of skyscraper architecture by this key architect involved in their construction in New York and elsewhere. Specific chapters on construction technology and case studies of the Empire State Building and Woolworth Building among others. Hard to find in this condition. From the library of Miles Glendinning with his ownership stamp.

    Stock ID: 22056
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  • BRIGGS R A
    Bungalows and Country Residences: A series of designs and examples of recently executed works.

    London London B T Batsford 1894

    2nd edition with additional plates xxpp itext and a description of the plates + 35 plates which are mostly line ills. Blue cloth with gilt titles. Bright copy although some slight foxing to title page and prelims.

    Stock ID: 21661
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  • KONTTINEN, Sirkka-Liisa.
    Byker Revisited

    ‎ Northumbria Press; First Edition 2009

    192pp illustrated. Long 4to. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. A portrait in complexity of life in Ralph Erskine's Byker Wall and its setting following the initial honeymoon period.

    Stock ID: 22096
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  • Forum Sale December 2023
    [RUFFORD ABBEY]
    Catalogue of Fine French & English Furniture Important Tapestry Objects of Virtu, Ship Models and Church Vestments REmoved from Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire....

    London Christie, Manson & Woods and Messrs. Knight, Frank & Rutley Thursday November 17, 1938

    35pp. Single sided black and white photographic plates illustrating the auction items. Paper overboards. Cover a little discoloured from use and spine a little sunned. Else good. Internally very crisp. Book plate of Josceline Grove and details of the book on f.e.p.

    Stock ID: 22689
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  • Forum Sale December 2023
    [WOBURN ABBEY] SMITH A. H. MA FSA
    Catalogue of Sculpture at Woburn Abbey in the collection of His Grace the Duke of Bedford

    London printed for private circulation. 1900

    4 + 98pp including 51 woodcuts. Tall 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles on upper board within ruled lines. Pasted down onto front paste down is Hugh Pagan's catalogue entry for this item Catalogue 41 October 2001. Front end paper has ownership bookplate of Josceline Grove and notes on his purchase of this copy. Slightly rubbed at head and base of spine. A few spattered spots on upper board else internally very good. Details 254 numbers following a short [3]pp note on the Sculpture Gallery at Woburn built originally as a conservatory by Henry Holland.

    Stock ID: 22660
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  • MURRAY, Fairfax C
    Catalogue of the pictures belonging to His Grace The Duke of Portland, at Welbeck Abbey, and in London 1894

    London Printed at The Chiswick Press

    xvi + 223pp. Frontispiece of William Blentinck, 1st Early of Portland, plus numerous plates (some with original tissue guards) illustrating the works addressed. Number 86 of 250 copies produced. Top edge gilt. Quarter binding. Original publishers morocco on spine with more recent cloth covered boards. f.e.p. has laid in bookplate of Josceline Grove and neat note in pen "Cat: Bought February 1896. H.J.F." Front paste down has plate from Wigan Free Public Library pasted-down. Blind stamps from the library intermittently throughout. Marginal foxing, to end papers and to book block. Very good internally.

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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress by NASA SPACE CENTER [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    NASA SPACE CENTER [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center

    Published by the firm June 1962

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. Illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Upper wrapper shows a b/w drawing envisioning the Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center. The firm were master planners for this project. Luckman Associates also advocated the use of a modular design system for the buildings with materials that could be manufactured off-site, which aided in meeting the tight schedule for completion. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) officially opened in June 1964 as the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). This approximately 1,620-acre facility is located about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. The remainder of the booklet illustrates other assignments of the firm including offices, and shops and…

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    Published by the firm June 1962

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. Illustrated with b/w plates. Long 8vo. Stapled. Upper wrapper shows a b/w drawing envisioning the Nasa Manned Spacecraft Center. The firm were master planners for this project. Luckman Associates also advocated the use of a modular design system for the buildings with materials that could be manufactured off-site, which aided in meeting the tight schedule for completion. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) officially opened in June 1964 as the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). This approximately 1,620-acre facility is located about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas. The remainder of the booklet illustrates other assignments of the firm including offices, and shops and inclding Nortronics in Palos Verdes. Emphermal item.

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    Stock ID: 20870
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