Architecture

  • MILLINGTON Jon
    Beckford's Tower Bath

    Bath: The Beckford Tower Trust 3rd ed 1978

    12pp+ 4pp b/w plates. Stiff card decorated wrappers. On the story of the tower and its design features. (h)

    Stock ID: 2960
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  • [COVENTRY] LING, Arthur [ Architect] GIBSON, [Donald]
    Belgrade Theatre: Coventry's Civic Theatre

    Coventry 1958

    13 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs of the interior including backstage, plus plans and cross sections of each floor. Pictorial thin card wraps in landscape format. Covers lightly soiled and corner creased. The publication is about the first full-scale professional theatre to be built in the UK after World War II and established a reputation for theatre outreach work in the community as well as staging innovative productions. The theatre was refurbished in 2007 The architect was Arthur Ling. This publication is associated with the opening of the theatre which launched with The Importance of Being Earnest. Alastair Fair has written up the history of this theatre in his book Modern Playhouses: an architectural history of…

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    Coventry 1958

    13 pp. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs of the interior including backstage, plus plans and cross sections of each floor. Pictorial thin card wraps in landscape format. Covers lightly soiled and corner creased. The publication is about the first full-scale professional theatre to be built in the UK after World War II and established a reputation for theatre outreach work in the community as well as staging innovative productions. The theatre was refurbished in 2007 The architect was Arthur Ling. This publication is associated with the opening of the theatre which launched with The Importance of Being Earnest. Alastair Fair has written up the history of this theatre in his book Modern Playhouses: an architectural history of Britain's new theatres, 1945-1985 "not only that, but it was also Britain's first purpose-built civic theatre, having been conceived, designed, and funded by Coventry City Council. Its contemporary architecture contrasted with older theatres and embodied the progressive principles which underpinned its creation."

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  • Bembridge. by [RUSKIN] WHITEHOUSE J. Howard [editor]
    [RUSKIN] WHITEHOUSE J. Howard [editor]
    Bembridge. An Historical and General Survey By Members of Bembridge School

    Oxford The University Press 1923

    100pp. Paper cover boards, cloth spine with paper label. All edges untrimmed. Some gatherings uncut. Very good indeed. A few illustrations support the text. Scarce.

    Stock ID: 21112
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  • ( VOYSEY) SIMPSON, Duncan.
    C.F.A. Voysey: an architect of individuality

    Lund Humphries 1979

    160pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Square 4to. Wraps. Good copy of this scarce assessment of Voysey's career. A little browned on the spine. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate on inside of wrapper. Loosely inserted review slip and private view card for a 1981 exhibition of the drawings of Voysey.

    Stock ID: 20222
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  • [CAR PARKING]
    Car Parking: A British Road Federation Exhibition

    London, in the Great Hall ICE London 18th -26th March 1960

    106pp, description of the exhibits. Long 8vo. Spiral bound wrappers with image of multi storey car park on upper wrapper. Catalogue divided into sections for multi storey garages, roof parking, service areas on motorways, drive in banks, shopping precincts etc. Foreword by Lord Derwent. Unfortunately not illustrated but must have been an amazing exhibition based on the commentary provided in this publication the exhibition revealed ingenious solutions to car parking including stacking cars etc.

    Stock ID: 19614
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  • SHEPPARD, Richard.
    Cast Iron in Building

    London George Allen and Unwin Ltd 1945

    98pp + 48 b/w plates grouped at the end of the book. Small 8vo. Good with good dust wrapper. A Useful study of the contemporary uses of cast iron including telephone boxes.

    Stock ID: 20629
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  • Catalogue of the Drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) and of George Dance the Elder (1695-1768) from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum by [DANCE] LEVER, Jill.
    [DANCE] LEVER, Jill.
    Catalogue of the Drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) and of George Dance the Elder (1695-1768) from the Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum

    London

    From the collection of Henry Potts with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20538
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  • LINDLEY Kenneth (Foreword by John Piper)
    Chapels and Meeting Houses

    John Baker Publishers Ltd 1969

    85pp illustrated with many photographs and line ills. Fine in dw. Written and illustrated by Lindley this book covers chapels and meeting houses largely ignored by architectural historians at the time. From the collection of Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20273
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  • Charles Holden Architect 1875-1960 by (HOLDEN) KAROL Eitan and ALLIBONE Finch
    (HOLDEN) KAROL Eitan and ALLIBONE Finch
    Charles Holden Architect 1875-1960 An Exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects Heinz Gallery London 1988

    London RIBA 1988

    35pp illustrated with b/w photographs and line ills. 4to. Wrappers with dust wrapper wrapped around and illustrating a water colour of Senate House, University of London. Lovely catalogue. Karol went on to write the major monograph on Holden.

    Stock ID: 19644
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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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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 7 no 1 by [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 7 no 1 New York Worlds Fair

    Los Angeles Published by the firm then at 9220 Sunset Blvd. 19633

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. This features the New York Worlds Fair proposed United States Pavilion designed by the firm. It is illustrated on the front cover in black and white. within its setting. Short 2pp article on the building on inside cover. The remainder of the booklet features retail stores following Mr Christian joining the firm from Raymond Loewy Corporation. Back wrapper of the publication provides short biographies of members of the firm. Ephemeral item.

    Stock ID: 20872
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  • Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 8 no 2 by [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    [ MID CENTURY MODERN] CHARLES LUCKMAN ASSOCIATES
    Charles Luckman Associates Progress Volume 8 no 2 New York Worlds Fair

    Los Angeles Published by the firm then at 9220 Sunset Blvd. 1964

    8pp promotional newsletter outlining the work of the firm. This features the New York Worlds Fair Federal Pavilion designed by the firm. It is illustrated on the front cover in black and white within its setting. Short text on the building on inside cover. The remainder of the booklet features other projects including a new Headquarters building for the firm in Los Angeles. Ephemeral item.

    Stock ID: 20871
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  • NICHOLAS R
    City of Manchester Plan 1945 (Abridged Edition)

    Norwich Jarrold & Sons 1945

    52pp, illustrated with colour+b/w photographs, plans and line drawings. 4to in soft wraps. Wraps worn. A Plan for the post-war reconstruction of Manchester.

    Stock ID: 20891
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  • Commercial Paints and Painting by JENNINGS, A. Seymour
    JENNINGS, A. Seymour
    Commercial Paints and Painting

    London Constable and Company - Westminster Series - 1914

    224pp illustrated with 47 plates mostly in the text + c8pp catalogue at end of book of other publications in the Westminster series. New end papers. Green cloth, gilt lettered on spine and upper board.

    Stock ID: 20913
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  • Concepts in Practice: Energy by SMITH Peter F and PITTS, Adrian C.
    SMITH Peter F and PITTS, Adrian C.
    Concepts in Practice: Energy

    London Pavilion Books 1998

    128pp, 50 colour and 10 b&w illustrations. Square 4to. Very good with very good dust wrapper. An examination of how existing buildings can be made more energy efficient, with a step-by-step approach to energy-saving measures. This book looks at the technology involved, and reveals how buildings can be a drain on the environment instead of contributing to the sustainability of the planet.

    Stock ID: 21003
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  • Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire by COOMBE ABBEY WARWICKSHIRE - DEMOLITION SALE BY DIRECTION OF THE OWNER
    COOMBE ABBEY WARWICKSHIRE - DEMOLITION SALE BY DIRECTION OF THE OWNER
    Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire Catalogue of Interesting sale of Valuable Antique and Contemporary Fitments, Fixtures, Parts of old Fabric etc.

    Birmingham Edgar Whittindale and London, Chapman Rogers Auctioneers 11-12 March 1925

    Very good copy. 31pp letterpress. Wrappers with red and black titles. Ribbon ties. Un - illustrated catalogue. The last Earl of Craven to live in Coombe Abbey was William Craven, 4th Earl of Craven. When he died in 1921 his wife Cornelia Countess of Craven decided to sell the property. It was bought in 1923 by a Coventry builder named John Grey. Initially he held a contents sale but 18 months later held the sale described in this catalogue. It included such items as staircases, panelled rooms, plaster ceilings, over-mantels and chimney pieces, floors, roofing and windows. All these were still part of the house, and it was…

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    Birmingham Edgar Whittindale and London, Chapman Rogers Auctioneers 11-12 March 1925

    Very good copy. 31pp letterpress. Wrappers with red and black titles. Ribbon ties. Un - illustrated catalogue. The last Earl of Craven to live in Coombe Abbey was William Craven, 4th Earl of Craven. When he died in 1921 his wife Cornelia Countess of Craven decided to sell the property. It was bought in 1923 by a Coventry builder named John Grey. Initially he held a contents sale but 18 months later held the sale described in this catalogue. It included such items as staircases, panelled rooms, plaster ceilings, over-mantels and chimney pieces, floors, roofing and windows. All these were still part of the house, and it was up to the buyers to remove them. Many items went to the United States of America, but others remained in England. A staircase is understood to have gone to Solihull, Birmingham, while at least one fireplace went to a country house in Yorkshire. Fascinating list of items sold before demolition of much of the 19th century work which was that of W E Nesfield.

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    Stock ID: 21244
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  • Cotswold Architecture by Saunders and Sons Ltd.,
    Saunders and Sons Ltd.,
    Cotswold Architecture

    Cirencester: published by the firm nd c1920

    Title page + 16 pp of sepia photographs, each tipped in. Decorated wrappers, ribbon tied. Photographs by W Dennis Moss. Decorated wrapper. Very good. Trade items produced by Saunders and Sons Ltd who advertised themselves as "Builders of Country Houses etc." One image per construction project with name of architect given. Sites include Notgrove Manor with extensions by A Prentice, Colnscott, Fairford, a new house designed by F W Woodhouse Esq., Moor Wood House, Cirencester, additions by Messrs F S Brereton & Son, Stratton Wold, Cirencester repaired under direction of Romain, Walker And Jenkins. Other projects include repairs to Cirencester Park folly, new build offices in Cirencester, the Carriers' Arms Horcutt, Fairford…

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    Cirencester: published by the firm nd c1920

    Title page + 16 pp of sepia photographs, each tipped in. Decorated wrappers, ribbon tied. Photographs by W Dennis Moss. Decorated wrapper. Very good. Trade items produced by Saunders and Sons Ltd who advertised themselves as "Builders of Country Houses etc." One image per construction project with name of architect given. Sites include Notgrove Manor with extensions by A Prentice, Colnscott, Fairford, a new house designed by F W Woodhouse Esq., Moor Wood House, Cirencester, additions by Messrs F S Brereton & Son, Stratton Wold, Cirencester repaired under direction of Romain, Walker And Jenkins. Other projects include repairs to Cirencester Park folly, new build offices in Cirencester, the Carriers' Arms Horcutt, Fairford and many other projects. Period item with hints of the arts and crafts style throughout.

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    Stock ID: 19572
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  • Cottage Building In Cob, Pise, Chalk & Clay by WILLIAMS ELLIS, Clough.
    WILLIAMS ELLIS, Clough.
    Cottage Building In Cob, Pise, Chalk & Clay In Cob, Pisé, Chalk & Clay A Renaissance

    London Country Life 1919

    First edition 141pp frontispiece + 28 b/w plates, line illustrations in text. Cloth backed boards. Corners + head and base of spine bumped, otherwise good. Paste down label from Liverpool Architectural Society . Impressive study of vernacular building methods using mud, adobe, etc. Hard to find. A very clear study of these vernacular building methods.

    Stock ID: 21096
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  • BURDETT Henry C
    Cottage Hospitals: General, Fever and Convalescent. Their progress, management, and work in Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America with an alphabetical list of every cottage hospital at present opened.

    London: The Scientific Press Ltd 1896

    3rd edition re-written and much new matter added. Frontis of Albert Napper, The Founder of Cottage Hospitals, xxiii +379 + 16pp publication list at the end. Illustrated with b/w line ills in the text. Red gilt lettered cloth. A little faded on spine an dinner hinge cracked else a very good copy. Stamp of Medical Officer for West Yorkshire on title page contemporary with publication. From the preface it would seem that each edition of this book is substantially different from each other in scope and content.

    Stock ID: 12778
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  • Country Walks by WHITE, Charles.
    WHITE, Charles.
    Country Walks First, Second and Third Series

    London Transport 1936, 1937

    3 vols. Vol 1, Xii +124pp frontispiece + 10 b/w plates. 8vo brown wrapper with yellow dw. Dw a little worn else vg. Vol 2. Xii + 124pp, frontispiece +10 b/w plates. 8vo dark green wrappers with lighter green dw. Minor creases to the wrapper else vg indeed. Vol 3. Xii + 124pp frontispiece + 10 b/w plates. 8vo wrapper with dw. Dw a little worn at the edges, scattered foxing, split to the hinge else good. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate in vol 1 and 2.

    Stock ID: 19951
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