Architecture

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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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  • ATLAS PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY
    The Stucco House

    New York, Chicago, Birmingham Published by the firm 1921

    96pp illustrated with b/w plates, line ills and 2pp colour plates. 4to. Paper wrappers. Bottom 250mm of spine chipped away. On upper wrapper stamp of The Adamite Company Limited, Regent House, Regent Street, London W1. Wrappers a little worn. Domestic houses, rendered with stucco, mainly American examples, each with small thumbnail plan of house. Architects noted. Short texts on use of stucco in house building.

    Stock ID: 20497
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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.

    Stock ID: 20420
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  • (WREN) TAYLOR, Andrew T.
    The Towers and Steeples Designed by Christopher Wren: A Descriptive, Historical and Critical Essay

    B T Batsford 1881

    viii, 47 pages, 13 plates. 8vo. Gilt lettered cloth-backed decorated boards with design echoed on the title page. Edges rubbed else good copy. Taylor was awarded the Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects for the essay which was then published in this form as a book. Very slightly rubbed at edges. Lovely Batsford design.

    Stock ID: 20770
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  • CURL, James Stevens.
    The Victorian Celebration of Death

    Newton Abbot, Devon, Davis and Charles 1972

    Ist edition. xvi +222pp, with 65 b/w illustrations. Cloth vg in good d/w. Black edged black endpapers. An account of the Victorian funeral, which combines the 'romantic' trappings of mourning with an account of the practicalities of burial in expanding industrial towns. With a strong focus on the development of cemeteries, and a brief comparative chapter on practices in the US and elsewhere. Ex libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20203
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  • BRETT, C. E. B.
    Towers of Crim Tartary: English and Scottish Architects in the Crimea 1762-1853

    Donnington Shaun Tyas 2005

    154pp illustrated with b/w plates and colour photographs. 4to. Very good with dust wrapper. On the contribution of English and Scottish Architects in the Crimea. Foreword by Mark Girouard. Includes material on Cameron, Edward Blore, Philip Elson and William Hunt amongst others. With the bookplate of Gavin Stamp.

    Stock ID: 20232
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  • [INDIA] GNGULY, D.C.
    Victoria Memorial Hall

    Calcutta General Printers & Publishers 1953

    164pp illustrated with b/w plates. Very good with good dust wrapper although these are slightly rubbed. Hard to find. The Victoria Memorial, Calcutta [Kolkata] was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum run by of the Ministry of Culture. Designed by British Architect William Emerson who worked extensively in India. The building combines mogul and renaissance elements. This book includes ground plans and descriptions of the building as well as exhibits within. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

    Stock ID: 20230
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  • NEALE J P (1780–1847)
    Views of the seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland

    London W.H. Reid, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper 1819-1823

    First Series The first series bound in six volumes. Contains all 432 engravings (72 in each volume including frontis) All plates called for present. Volumes VI, Crathes, plate set after text and reversed. First volume spine repaired. Quarter calf, marbled boards. Gilt decorated spines, contrasting spine labels. Armourial bookplate of Grace Tate in each volume. Nice set from the collection of Henry Potts.

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  • ADAM, William.
    Vitruvius Scoticus: Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Public Buildings, Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Houses in Scotland by William Adam

    New York & Edinburgh AMS Press, and Paul Harris 1980

    no 366 of 400 copies printed. v + 35pp prelims, title page, 160 plates in facsimile. Folio. Facsimile reproduced from the copy in the University of Glasgow with an introduction by James Simpson. Geen cloth. Gilt titles. Slightly bumped on upper board corners else good copy.

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  • Walter Gropius Work and Teamwork by (GROPIUS) GIEDION S.
    (GROPIUS) GIEDION S.
    Walter Gropius Work and Teamwork

    London The Architectural Press 1954

    First English edition. 249pp illus. with b/w plates, plans and elevations. 4to. Spine lettering rubbed else good. This is an overarching study of the work of Groupius covering his early work and the Bauhaus in Germany and after when with the help of the English architect Maxwell Fry, Gropius was able to leave Nazi Germany in 1934, on the pretext of making a temporary visit to Italy. He moved to Britain to avoid the Germany of hte Third Reich. He lived and worked in the artists' community associated with Herbert Read in Hampstead, London, as part of the Isokon group but then left for America where he worked at the Harvard Grad. School of…

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    London The Architectural Press 1954

    First English edition. 249pp illus. with b/w plates, plans and elevations. 4to. Spine lettering rubbed else good. This is an overarching study of the work of Groupius covering his early work and the Bauhaus in Germany and after when with the help of the English architect Maxwell Fry, Gropius was able to leave Nazi Germany in 1934, on the pretext of making a temporary visit to Italy. He moved to Britain to avoid the Germany of hte Third Reich. He lived and worked in the artists' community associated with Herbert Read in Hampstead, London, as part of the Isokon group but then left for America where he worked at the Harvard Grad. School of Design. The inclusion of the term Teamwork in the title of the book relates to Gropius's philosophy than design was more than the work of one architect and he advocated in design education the concept of team working.

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  • BRITTON, J. and BRAYLEY, E. W.
    Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated

    London H. Fisher, R. Fisher and P. Jackson 1832

    3 volumes in one. 220pp, 215 engraved plates, two per page, tissue guarded. Full calf, gilt lettered and decorated spine. Inner hinge repaired.

    Stock ID: 20547
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  • [LENINGRAD] Art Editor V.M. Sokolov Photographs by A. Rakhmanovich
    Ленингра́д / LENINGRAD Архитектурно-планировочный обзор развития города./ Architectural and planning overview of the development of the city.

    Leningrad and Moscow Iskusstvo 1943

    403pp illustrated with b/w photographs. Text in Russian. Tipped in photograph of Lenin, plan of the city + 100s of b/w slightly grainy plates showing the city's buildings both historical and contemporary. Red decorated end papers, brown rexene, gilt lettered titles. Very good. Shows the main ceremonial and civic spaces in plan form alongside the illustrations. A superbly illustrated album on the history of the architecture of Leningrad. The book contains four essays, covering the stages of the city's development, plans and prospects for development. Text in Russian. With large bookplate of Gavin Stamp and written on edge Prague 1975.

    Stock ID: 20261
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