Architecture

  • Rustic Carpentry by HASLUCK, Paul N. (edited)
    HASLUCK, Paul N. (edited)
    Rustic Carpentry

    London, Cassell and Company 1907

    160 + iiipp adverts. Illustrated with 194 b/w line ills in the text. Small 8vo. Red cloth with paste down label on upper board. Very slightly shaky at the hinges else good copy of his useful book on techniques for all things rustic including seats, summer houses etc.

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  • LETHABY. W. R.
    Scrips & Scaps gathered and introduced by Alfed H Powell

    Cirencester Printed by Earle & Ludlow nd c1936

    56pp. Frontis piece and some line ills. Cloth spine, boards. Good. Foreword by Lord Esher. Sayings and recollections of Lethaby.

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  • WACHA Sir D. E.
    Shells from the sands of Bombay; being my recollections and reminiscences, 1860-1875

    Bombay K.T. Anklesaria: The Indian Newspaper Co Ltd 1920

    xxvii + 780pp illustrated. Gilt lettered green cloth, hand written paper spine label. Good. Scarce. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20218
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  • SYMONDSON Anthony and BUCKNALL Stephen
    Sir Ninian Comper

    Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Society 2006

    336pp illustrated with b/w plates. Small 4to. Decorated wrappers illustrating Comper's church interior at St Mary's Wellingborough. Comper (1864-1960 was one of the great Gothic Revival architects. The study includes a complete gazetteer of some 600 entries and a reprint of Comper's influential essay "Atmosphere of a Church".

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  • REILLY C.H.
    Some Liverpool Streets and Buildings in 1921

    Liverpool The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury 1921

    83pp essay on the character of modern architecture and then details of individual buildings. Contrasting paper spine and boards with title lettering. A little dusty. Ownership label of Gavin Stamp

    Stock ID: 20268
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  • Taliesin Drawings: Recent Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright selected from his drawings by [FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT] KAUFMANN, Edgar ... comment by
    [FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT] KAUFMANN, Edgar ... comment by
    Taliesin Drawings: Recent Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright selected from his drawings

    New York Wittenborn, Schultz Inc 1952

    Problems of Contemporary Art no 6 Long 4to. 64pp, 57 b/w illustrated with b/w plates, plans and line ills. Long 4to. Rubbed on spine and wrappers a bit dusty and chipped. Signed on the title page by the well known British Town Planner, Gerald Dix and purchased in Taliesin 1953 when he visited. (Problems of Contemporary Art, No. 6)

    Stock ID: 20263
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  • The Aesthetic Aspect of Civil Engineering Design: A Record of Six Lectures delivered at the Institution by INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
    INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
    The Aesthetic Aspect of Civil Engineering Design: A Record of Six Lectures delivered at the Institution

    London Institute of Civil Engineers 1945

    120pp illus with b/w plates. Small 4to. Wrappers. Sl. won at base of spine else a good copy.Contributors included Oscar Faber, Charles Holden, C E Ingis, Patrick Abercombie, Geoffrey Jellicoe and Edward Wadsworth.

    Stock ID: 13715
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  • The Art of Masonry in Britain by DIACK, William.
    DIACK, William.
    The Art of Masonry in Britain

    London Offices of the Stone Trades Journal 1904

    x + 105pp illustrated with frontis photo of St Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen + 36 b/w line ills and text figures. Decorated cloth. 8vo. Cloth a little dusty and prelims slightly grubby else good copy. Describes the origin an development of stone masonry in Great Britain with specific chapters on Scotland.

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  • (GARDEN CITIES)
    The Book of the Cheap Cottages Exhibition : containing a complete catalogue with plans, and articles on the origin of the exhibition and Garden City, and cottage building problems.

    London published for the Committee by "The County Gentleman and Land and Water", 1905

    176 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., plans (1 fold.) Quarto. Green gilt lettered cloth. Cloth a little rubbed. Ex library with old bookplate on front paste down and stamps on verso of folding plan, which is a little creased. Else a good copy of this scarce exhibition catalogue with no external library markings. Bookplates indicates presentation to the library by Miss B A Mitchell. . The 1905 Cheap Cottages Exhibition helped to shape and establish Letchworth Garden City soon after its launch. The event responded to the shortage of cottages in rural areas, caused by restrictive by-laws that allowed only expensive materials. Mr…

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    London published for the Committee by "The County Gentleman and Land and Water", 1905

    176 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., plans (1 fold.) Quarto. Green gilt lettered cloth. Cloth a little rubbed. Ex library with old bookplate on front paste down and stamps on verso of folding plan, which is a little creased. Else a good copy of this scarce exhibition catalogue with no external library markings. Bookplates indicates presentation to the library by Miss B A Mitchell. . The 1905 Cheap Cottages Exhibition helped to shape and establish Letchworth Garden City soon after its launch. The event responded to the shortage of cottages in rural areas, caused by restrictive by-laws that allowed only expensive materials. Mr J. St Loe Strachey started a campaign to solve this after his article, 'In Search of a £150 Cottage', and the Garden City Company approved the idea of an exhibition and provided it with sites in the centre of Letchworth. Architects were able to produce innovative designs, without the restrictions of by-laws, using new materials to build affordable cottages for rural labourers.

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    Stock ID: 20541
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  • SWAN, Abraham.
    The British Architect

    New York Da Capo 1967

    viii, viii, 16 p. , 60 plates. Folio. Red cloth with gilt decorations. Unabridged republication of the 1758 edition published in London. Useful pattern book in facsimile. It stands alone but is also Volume 3 in the Da Capo Press Series in Architecture and Decorative Art.

    Stock ID: 20570
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  • DAVIS Michael C.
    The Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire

    Privately printed Spindrift, Ardrishaig Arygll 1991

    412pp illustrated with b/w plates. Gazetteer of all the major castles and mansions in Ayrshire. Lovely item. Limited edition of 500. 4to. Fine in dw. Number 200 signed on the title page by the author. Gavin Stamp bookplate on front paste down.

    Stock ID: 19809
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  • (HOWITT Thomas Cecil, Architect) GRANGER Frank,
    The Council House Nottingham: A Review of the Council House & Exchnage Buildings

    Nottingham Not noted. 1929

    Unpaginated. Short essay + photographs, each 180x140mm sepia with facing captions which document the interior and exterior of the building noting the various contractors involved. Ribbon ties. Decorated Wrappers. Very good. Small tear to the glassine over wrappers on the back. Luxury souvenir to mark opening. The exterior was built of Portland Stone, with Bath stone used for the shopping malls. Statues and friezes were incorporated, representing the activities of the Council, and showing crafts and industries. This impressive building still dominates the central space of Nottingham. The majority of the photographs are by Stewart Bale of Liverpool. The quality of Stewart Bale Ltd's photography is high and the firm was regarded as one of…

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    Nottingham Not noted. 1929

    Unpaginated. Short essay + photographs, each 180x140mm sepia with facing captions which document the interior and exterior of the building noting the various contractors involved. Ribbon ties. Decorated Wrappers. Very good. Small tear to the glassine over wrappers on the back. Luxury souvenir to mark opening. The exterior was built of Portland Stone, with Bath stone used for the shopping malls. Statues and friezes were incorporated, representing the activities of the Council, and showing crafts and industries. This impressive building still dominates the central space of Nottingham. The majority of the photographs are by Stewart Bale of Liverpool. The quality of Stewart Bale Ltd's photography is high and the firm was regarded as one of the best amongst its contemporaries. All the subject matter is particularly strong on architecture and the main collection of his work is held at Liverpool Maritime Museum and Archives.

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    Stock ID: 20617
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  • STRONG Roy, BINNEY Marcus and HARRIS John
    The Destruction of the Country House 1875-1975

    Thames and Hudson 1974

    190pp illus with 383 b/w illus. Book to accompany an exhibition concerned with the future of the heritage. Small 4to. Wraps version. Slightly worn at base of the spine. Cover design is Halunby Hall, Yorkshire. Important for the gazetteer of lost properties it includes.

    Stock ID: 20622
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  • (JACKSON)
    The Ecclesiastical and other Woodwork of H.P.Jackson

    London, Percy Lund Humphries and Co. Ltd. 1927

    64pp illustrated with b/w plates and letterpress by Harold Stead. Cloth. Boards a little distorted. 4to. Signed by H. P. Jackson, and dedicated to Rev A Collyer, The vicarage, Hinton nr Barton Lincs. Photographs mainly by Mr Leach of Brighouse and Mr Jackson's son (note to that effect on preface page). The work of Mr Jackson of Coley, a craftsman who worked essentially in Yorkshire including church carvings at Cleckheaton, Halifax, Brighouse and many other West Yorkshire properties. Two stamps of the firm on the preface page.

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  • The English Terraced House by MUTHESIUS Stefan
    MUTHESIUS Stefan
    The English Terraced House

    Yale University Press 1982

    x + 278pp illustrated with 13 colour and over 200 b/w photo ills. 4to. Vg with very good dust wrapper. Expertly constructed study of the most common form of the English House (includes Wales). A key text on all kinds of terraced housing. Loosely inserted journal clippings.

    Stock ID: 20727
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  • ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
    The Garden City Idea

    No 976 June 1978 Special Issue edited by Simon Pepper

    pp326-376 + 54pp period ads. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Articles on the background to the idea, Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker, examples of Garden Cities and Suburbs in Russia, the rest of Europe etc. Bright green wraps. Good copy of this useful overview of the Garden City Movement.

    Stock ID: 20408
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  • (IRELAND) IRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY RECORDS
    The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth-Century Domestic Architecture and Decoration in Dublin.

    Dublin Printed in Five Volumes for the Society at the Dublin University Press for Ponsonby & Gibbs. 1909-1913

    Illustrated with b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Volume 1 (1909): Limited Edition no138 of 300 copies. xixpp + 100 plates + 34pp; Volume Two (1910): Limited Edition no165 of 400 copies. 144pp 155 plates; Volume Three (1911): Limited Edition no 290 of 550 copies. 135pp 103 plates. Signed on the half title by H R Maunsell; Volume Four (1912): Limited Edition 285of 550. H R Maunsell stamp on half title. 125pp and 122 plates. Volume Five (1913): Limited Edition 342 of 600 copies. 129pp + 139 plates. A very good set, in linen covers lettered in black with door knocker designs…

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    Dublin Printed in Five Volumes for the Society at the Dublin University Press for Ponsonby & Gibbs. 1909-1913

    Illustrated with b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Volume 1 (1909): Limited Edition no138 of 300 copies. xixpp + 100 plates + 34pp; Volume Two (1910): Limited Edition no165 of 400 copies. 144pp 155 plates; Volume Three (1911): Limited Edition no 290 of 550 copies. 135pp 103 plates. Signed on the half title by H R Maunsell; Volume Four (1912): Limited Edition 285of 550. H R Maunsell stamp on half title. 125pp and 122 plates. Volume Five (1913): Limited Edition 342 of 600 copies. 129pp + 139 plates. A very good set, in linen covers lettered in black with door knocker designs to front covers. Some foxing on the text pages in all the volumes which is often the case. Possibly the most complete record published concerning Georgian architecture in Dublin. Bookplate of G H Maunsell in each volume.

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    Stock ID: 15403
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  • KING, Jessie M.
    The Grey City of the North

    Edinburgh T N Foulis [1910] 1912 printing

    Unpaginated, c 54pp, XIV plates. Original gilt illustrated boards. Very good with bookplate of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20270
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  • ABELING, James A.
    The History of Roche Abbey: From its Foundation to its Dissolution

    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site,…

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    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site, organised chronologically and including Darandus (1147-1159), Reginald (1223-1238) and John Gray (1465-1479). Also featured are chapters on the dissolution and the possessions of the abbey. Text is accompanied by beautifully engraved plates detailing the architectural design of the complex, runic inscriptions found there, as well as prospect views and a comprehensive contemporary map of the site. Included towards the rear of the volume is an account of the flora at Roche Abbey, involving an extensive catalogue of plants and flowers. Significantly, the author also includes an account of the work done to the site under the design and supervision of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in 1776. Abeling quotes an entry from Gilpin, relating to the site, and also describes Brown's working methods, noting how "Mr. Brown...has committed such havoc in the way of pulling down and covering up, that nothing less than an extensive disinterment can enable us to discover how much of the ruins of Roche remain underground."

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    Stock ID: 17555
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  • (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.

    Stock ID: 20662
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